Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice cares about making every Now count.
20th July 2020
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On a visit to the House, kids can 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.

Unfortunately, due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, so much of the daily noise and energy of the children at Chestnut Tree House has gone. The wonderful sensory swimming pool is silent. And the colourful playrooms are open only to families no longer shielding, for a few hours of welcome relief after long weeks at home.

But that isn’t stopping Chestnut Tree House from being there for families who need them now more than ever. The Community Nursing Team are still visiting children with short and precious lifes at home, providing care in their intergalactic personal protection equipment, giving families the chance to take a well-earned break, and simply making isolated families feel less alone. The care doesn’t stop when the Care Team leave the families’ homes, they are always on the other end of the phone to provide support, be a friendly voice of comfort and be a safe port in a sea of life-changing diagnoses and round the clock care

When the time comes, Chestnut Tree House is still there to help 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.

Chestnut Tree House needs your support now more than ever to help families make precious memories together that last a lifetime. For making the impossible, possible. For the time they have together. For the Now.

Because of people like you, Chestnut Tree House are able to support children and their families through the good days, bad days, and the last days. Whether it’s taking on a challenge or dreaming up funky fundraising fun, taking a vow of silence or playing our weekly lottery, people of all ages and abilities can fundraise and make a big difference to their local children’s hospice.

Ways to get involved

Take on a challenge - Run #TogetherApart for local children’s hospice care on Sunday 6 September in the first ever Littlehampton 10: Virtual Edition. A virtual run with a difference, as Chestnut Tree House will bring all the excitement, camaraderie, and competition of the big day right to you, wherever you are.

Visit to sign up now!

Play the Lottery - Playing the Chestnut Tree House lottery is a great way to continue to support the hospice. It is just £1 a week and you could win the top prize of £1,000!

Visit to start playing.

Push your Passion - Whether it’s gaming, gardening, rally driving or drawing, make the most of your passion. Get in touch to have a chat with a Chestnut fundraiser for some more inspiration.

Email to get in touch.

Leave a gift in your Will – The most important source of income for Chestnut Tree House is the support and donations received from individuals – and gifts in Wills contribute the most.


At work – Charity partnerships are great for a business’s reputation, staff morale and for fulfilling your corporate social responsibility.

Email to find out about the different ways your business can get involved.

Not sure where to start? Head over to Chestnut Tree House’s fundraising hub where you’ll find some hints and tips and the oh so fun legal bits.

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Chestnut Tree House

Member since: 20th July 2020

Community Fundraiser in East Sussex for Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice.
Chestnut Tree House is your local children's Hospice.
Chestnut Tree House cares for around 300 children and young people...

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