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Meet Chestnut Tree House’s care team

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Did you know that Chestnut Tree House is caring for children right now, in your local community?

Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire, warmly invites you to meet their East Sussex based care team at Hastings Contemporary on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

The community care team is the first point of contact for families, providing a vital link between them and Chestnut Tree House. All families are allocated a named nurse and keyworker to discuss any aspect of the child’s care and remain a familiar point of contact.

“We are allowed into people’s hearts and homes really.” Ruth Evason, Community Nurse at Chestnut Tree House says. “I guess we get to see people at their best and worst, and their most vulnerable. And you wouldn’t get that in everyday life. It puts what we do into perspective – that we can support these families, and how lucky we are to be able to share our time with these people.”

Last year, Chestnut Tree House cared for 64 children and their families in East Sussex, offering them respite and end of life care in their own homes across the county.

“There isn’t such thing as a ‘typical day’ in my role, it’s not like coming into an office and doing the same thing, day in day out, it is far from it” continues Ruth. “One day I could be running around the park with an active toddler, the next I could be providing end-of-life care”.

“Please join us at our Meet the Care Team event to find out what your support means. We’d love to talk to you about the work we do across East Sussex, and the importance of helping these local children and families so that they can make the most of every moment together.”

Meet the Care TeamGuests will have exclusive access to Hastings Contemporary, formerly Jerwood Gallery, and have the chance to explore all forms of modern and contemporary art. All tickets are free of charge and guests will be provided with light refreshments and drinks.

Colin Davis, Director at Lawler Davis, will also be hosting the event. “I am a keen supporter of Chestnut Tree House as they do an amazing amount of work for children in our community”, Colin says. “A family I know have benefitted from their work and the respite care which the team provided was invaluable”.

Everyone is welcome to attend, contact corporate@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk and RSVP before Friday 11 October 2019 to confirm your attendance.