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With help from all their supporters, Rhiannon Fisher & Richard Preece Pay for a Day

Wednesday 14 February 2018

The cost of all care services at Chestnut Tree House on 14 February have been paid for by Rhiannon Fisher and Richard Preece, with the help from all their supporters.

Ric and Rhiannon said: “Our son Winston died suddenly and unexpectedly from bronchopneumonia in January 2016. Winston was a funny, cheeky, bright and caring “nearly four”-year-old boy who loved people, numbers, trains and buses!

“There’s nothing that can prepare you for the devastation that comes with losing a child. Chestnut Tree Hospice were there for us when we lost the most precious piece of our world. When Winston died we couldn’t comprehend what was going on, we were in total shock. Chestnut guided us through the days, weeks and months following Winston’s death and they continue to support us as we take on each new day without him.

“In August last year, inspired by all the incredible fundraising efforts of our family and friends for Chestnut, we decided to take on the South Coast Challenge which involves walking 100km from Eastbourne to Arundel in 24 hours. It was the hardest physical challenge we have ever undertaken. It was painful and exhausting and there were definitely moments when we weren’t sure if we would make it. And yet, somehow we managed to cross the finish line after 30 hours on our feet.

“We were blown away by the huge generosity from so many people who supported our efforts and donated in Winston’s memory. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has made it possible for us to mark Winston’s Birthday, 14th February, by paying for a day at Chestnut.

“Thank you to all our family, friends and supporters. Thank you Chestnut for all your care, and thank you Winston for the joy you continue to bring to all your family, every single day.”

Pay for a Day at Chestnut Tree HouseEveryone at Chestnut Tree House is extremely grateful to Richard and Rhiannon for taking part in the challenge and to all their supporters for their amazing generosity.

We have to raise £6,850 every day to pay for a day of care, provided at the House and in the children’s own homes. It now costs over £3.5 million a year to provide our care services and families are never charged. Find out more about Pay for a Day.