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£10,000 donation from Freemasons

Monday 2 October 2017

Members of the Lodge of Union 38, a Freemasons Lodge meeting in Chichester visited Chestnut Tree House on 21 September to donate £10,000.

Freemasonschichester_donationBro Herbert Rasca, W Bro Maarten White, the Worshipful Master of the Lodge of Union, W Bro Tom Batting and W Bro Rod Humphrey (pictured here with Community Fundraiser Caroline Roberts-Quigley) saw first-hand the facilities at the hospice, and said that they were delighted to be able to contribute towards the care costs for children and young people with life-shortening conditions in East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.

Tracy Bowdery, Community Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House said: “We are incredibly grateful to the members of Lodge of Union for this generous donation. It costs Chestnut Tree House £6,850 every day to provide all the specialist care services to local life-limited children and their families – both at the hospice and out in the community – so the support we receive from individuals, businesses and organisations is invaluable.

“The £10,000 donated will pay for a full day of care at Chestnut Tree House, which is an amazing help. It will also pay for a three-night break at the hospice for a child, allowing them to enjoy the hydrotherapy pool, relax in the multi-sensory room and join in with a host of activities. Thank you from everyone at Chestnut Tree House – this money really will make a difference.”