Chestnut Tree House
Chestnut Tree House
  • 1 Easter Island Place
    East Sussex
    BN23 6FA
Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice cares about making every Now count


Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire and cares for around 300 children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

Since opening in 2003, Chestnut Tree House has provided specialist palliative care to babies, children and young people, and support for their families – both at the hospice and in families’ own homes.

On a visit to the House, kids can splash about in the hydrotherapy pool, be astronauts for the day in the multi-sensory room, discover creepy crawlies on a woodland walk, or form their very own pop group in the music room. It is a place where parents can just be parents and not carers, and where siblings have people to talk to who understand.

As well as care provided at the House, there is a Community Nursing Team who visit families at home, taking children out to explore their local community or simply giving tired families and carers the chance to take a well-earned break.

Then, when the time comes, Chestnut Tree House helps families say goodbye, in whatever way feels right for them, either at home or in the hospice itself. They offer ongoing bereavement support for the whole family.

It costs over £3.9 million every year to provide these specialist care services and less than 6% of that comes from central Government. All care is offered to families free of charge, so Chestnut Tree House relies heavily on the generosity of the local community.

Whatever your passions and skills there are plenty of opportunities for you to help Chestnut Tree in East Sussex. Here are just a few ideas, get in touch and we can help find the perfect opportunity for you.

  • Organise a fundraising activity in your community
  • Get your company involved
  • Become a volunteer – at fundraising events, in the office, in our shops or as a Buddy
  • Get your group, club or school involved
  • Book a Chestnut Tree representative to come and speak to your group, club or school
  • Take part in a challenge event
  • Donate your goods to our shops in Seaford, Eastbourne or Uckfield
  • Join our weekly lottery
  • Pay for an hour of care
  • Make a donation, or become a regular giver and join our circle of friends
  • Leave a gift in your will

You can find out more about Chestnut Tree House by visiting the website.

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