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Thank you for your support during the summer of 2020

Sunday 4 October 2020

A huge and heartfelt thank you to all of you who have supported Chestnut Tree House in any way during the summer of 2020.

From wonderful people, young and young at heart, to clubs, groups, organisations and businesses, here are just some of you who have helped to provide vital children’s hospice care through your recent support. This is a bumper edition for the whole of summer, and we wish we could mention every single one of you! We are so grateful to everyone who has supported the hospice through these challenging months.JJ Balloon Art

Justine of JJ Balloon Art of Angmering dressed in her balloon creations and walked around the village for a whole week entertaining residents during lockdown and raised a phenomenal £3,000.

Julie dressed up as Peppa Pig and stood waving to all the local children in Littlehampton and raised a honking big £661.

Liam Humphreys ran an incredible 220 miles in 31 days and reached his gigantic target of £3,000.

Chestnut Tree House Ambassador Amy Hart, and her mum Sue, walked from Worthing to Brighton Pier and back in the hot sunshine raising a fantastic £2,000.

Jacquie, Kate and Reggie the dog walked 250 miles during the month of June and raised a wonderful £500.

David of Worthing completed an incredible 5,000 press ups in 12 hours raising an equally incredible £695.

Coir Products have raised £150 by donating each time a customer orders from them, such a great way to support the hospice.

HSBC in Worthing ran a tuck shop and some other fundraising activities and raised £1,350.91.

Andree took on the huge challenge of climbing her stairs to the height of Everest and reached £413 in funds.

Alfriston Village Stores and customers have to date raised £1,067 by popping their change into one of our collection tins!

Caroline and Paul of Rustington completed a 2.6-mile three-legged walk raising £900.

For her birthday Scarlett completed a 32k sunrise Southdown’s walk and raised a glowing £615.

ConnieConnie’s 50 mile cycle challenge took place while she was off school during lockdown and she raised a brilliant £440.

20 year old Wesley from Worthing had all of his curly locks shaved off by his brother. They went live on Facebook for the momentous occasion and raised a hair raising £835.

Chartham Park Golf Club raised a phenomenal £23,524 through their year of support!

Nanette, Lucinda and Louise made face coverings for their neighbours, colleagues, friends and families and the total raised to date is an incredible £1,500.

Rustington Golf Club Ladies Team raised a marvellous £2,700 for their Charity of the Year support 2019-2020.

Angmering FC raised a wonderful £241 by virtually running the distance of 576k from their home ground to Angmering’s twinned town of Ouistreham in France during lockdown.

Mortimer Clarke staff continued their fundraising during the pandemic, with exciting ways to get their team involved. They ran competitions for the best dressed pet, quiz nights, an auction, and since the beginning of lockdown they have raised an incredible £18,255!

AFC Littlehampton walked, ran and cycled the distance of 567 miles from their home ground to Durmersheim in Germany, a town that is twinned with Littlehampton, and raised a brilliant £250.

Marks and Spencer staff in Bexhill raised an incredible £622.

Natures Way Foods held quiz nights, took part in hospice challenges and really got behind team fundraising, raising an amazing £3,000.

Mountpark made a wonderful donation of £200.

Peter press ups

Lorna baked 26 cakes for VE Day and Peter completed 400 press ups a day until he reached 26,200. Both work at Chatsmore High, and it was part of a school wide fundraising campaign for several charities. They raised an incredible £2,222 for Chestnut Tree House.

Worthing Warriors Ladies Rugby Team, in support of one of their team mate’s cancer diagnosis, took on a huge 1,000 kilometre + challenge and raised a phenomenal £2,930.

Amelie and Elodie completed a variety of 2.6 challenges over 26 days raising a brilliant £370.

Terry Wills of Slinfold Golf Club Bridge Club raised an amazing £4,590 by creating quizzes for members throughout lockdown.

Sincere thanks to Lodge 6295 in Bognor Regis who raised an incredible £4,600 at their Ball at the Avisford Park Hilton hotel.

Anna Walked in Memory of Leo raising over £400.

One Green Bottle kindly donated a variety of water bottles and coffee cups for our care team to use when they are out visiting the children and families in their own homes.

Tesco Eastbourne and Langley generously donated craft items. The children will love them!

Waitrose in Rustington, Worthing, Hove, Hailsham, Horsham and Hove for all their generous support with their Community Matters scheme.

NikolasSeven-year-old Nikolas took on and completed his favourite walk to Chanctonbury Ring on the South Downs 19 times, 100 miles in a month. He managed to raise a spectacular £2,000.

Findon Cricket Club completed a variety of outdoor and indoor challenges supporting three charities and doubled their target by raising an amazing £1,240 for Chestnut Tree House.

Eight-year-old James took on the challenge of completing 20km on the cross trainer. He raised a magnificent £340.

Billingshurst Rotary Club held the inaugural Billingshurst Scarecrow competition throughout August, raising a fabulous £470.

Izzy, aged 12, from Steyning braved the shave for Chestnut Tree House, who care for her younger brother Luke. Izzy managed to raise an amazing £600.

Karen and Steve hold an annual open garden event for the hospice showing off their spectacular garden. Despite lockdown they were undeterred and instead took a video of their garden. Well viewed and well supported this virtual event raised an amazing £700.

Worthing Temple Lodge raised £1,200 to pay towards an inflatable pressure mattress for a new style bed.

Jasmine and her Grandma Elfriede sold plants in their front garden and raised £1,000!

Viatores Lodge raised £1,080 to pay towards new essential flooring at the House.

A golf day presented by Chichester Harbour Rotary Club in memory of a much-loved and dearly missed Chestnut Tree House colleague, Sam Brown, sadly had to be postponed to 2021. However, the Rotary Club had raised £5,000 in advance of the event. It is with sincere thanks to all the members of the Club for making this amazing donation.

Haywards Heath Social Club raised £3,050 through their year of support.

Rolls Royce donated car chair covers at the beginning of the pandemic. These were essential for our Care Team to use when our visiting the children Rolls Royceand families in their own homes. PPE equipment is such an important part of the care teams’ daily needs, so we thank you so much for this donation.

Frosts Cars also donated seat covers, for our Care Team to use whilst on their home visits to the children and families around Sussex and SE Hampshire.

Lodge no 8280 from Pagham donated a generous £750.

Jarred, and all the boxers at Chichester Boys Club, ages 11 – 30 years, raised an incredible £3,200 running a 115 mile relay.

Charles Griggs ran a marathon in is back garden which raised nearly £2,000.

James Davies created #DestinationChallenge and personally raised £610.

Knockhatch Adventure Park donated £2 from every entrance ticket bought on 12 September to the hospice. This raised an incredible £2,600.

Marathon swimmer Lucy Burton took to the sea and swam a marathon to raise £830 and Simon Penny took to the highway with his bike and trailer for a 115 mile ride and raised nearly £600. Thank you so much to both.

Marcus Hicks took on a Lewes to Cornwall cycle ride! He covered nearly 400 miles on his bicycle and raised over £900.

Richard Dyball took on a challenging Scottish swim between two islands, and conquered one of the toughest pieces of water in the UK. He raised nearly £1,500 in the process!

Bard Ltd in Lancing held a Zumbathon challenge to help raise vital funds. 25 people joined in the fun for 2 hours! £670 was raised, which beat their target of £500.

BP Express in Middlesex kindly donated £141.

NFU Mutual in Henfield chose to support us for their local charity. By doing so they were able to donate an incredible £3,164.

An employee of Saltgate Ltd chose us to be a supported charity. By choosing us, they donated £500, thank you!

ThalesThales UK generously donated £1,000. Chestnut Tree House were nominated through their staff giving scheme.

Andrew Leach from SJA Insurance kindly donated a lovely £500.

William Reed have been busy fundraising and raised a fab £500.

Lewis Browntree donated flannels to the hospice. The Care Team were thrilled to receive them and will be very useful for the children.

Zatu Games Ltd kindly donated games for the children. Our children love playing different games and it is a great way for them to relax and spend time with their family.

Barclays raised over £11,000 with their virtual 3 peaks challenge. On 1 May, the team each walked the total height of all 3 peaks, totalling 530 steps each! What an incredible achievement.

James Lock and Co made a wonderful donation of £1,000.

Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved with the Teddy Bear Run over the years. Your support has been incredible, not only from the Teddy Bear Runs to the house every year, but also to the visits you have made to surprise the children. We can’t wait to see you all again soon!

Albion as One fund have continued their incredible support during the pandemic.

Pfizer made it possible to receive an amazing donation of £10,000.

An incredible donation of £6,500 was donated by Orbis Investments, following an employee nomination!

Thank you to everyone at Capgemini in Worthing for their continued support and donation of £500.

If you would like to find out more about how you can support Chestnut Tree House, please visit our Get Involved page.