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Pay for a Day: Jamie Alderton

Thursday 28 May 2020

Thursday 28 May is Jamie Alderton’s Day. A day of Chestnut Tree House’s care has been paid for by Jamie following an incredible challenge last year to box jump the height of Mount Everest in 24 hours.

In addition to this mind-blowing feat of endurance, Jamie also set himself a target to raise £20,000 for his local children’s hospice. On 30 November, he smashed both objectives. He completed Box Jump Everest in just over 22 hours – creating a new Guinness World Record – and raised over £21,000, which is enough to pay for three days of all Chestnut Tree House’s care services. Jamie selected today as one of those days.

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Jamie said, “Every time I visit Chestnut Tree House, I’m blown away by the place. My wife and I have two children of our own and know how important it is to make the most of every moment. But for families of children with life-shortening conditions, this is even more important. By supporting Chestnut Tree House, I know that I’m doing something to help these children and families, and that makes all the training and the challenge itself worthwhile.”

£6,850 needs to be raised every single day to pay for all Chestnut Tree House’s care services, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes and, in these unprecedented times is needed more than ever.

Everyone at Chestnut Tree House would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Jamie for supporting local children and families. Without the generosity of our community, local hospice care wouldn’t be possible – now or in the future. Thank you.