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Worthing girl, Amy Hart, visited Chestnut Tree House within a fortnight of leaving the Love Island villa in July 2019 and pledged her support for the children’s hospice. Fast forward to winter 2020 and Amy has become an Ambassador for the charity and is thinking of ways to get involved further in the coming year.
“My family and I have supported Chestnut Tree House for many years as it’s our local children’s hospice,” explains Amy. “When I came out of the Love Island villa, I was determined to be a ‘responsible influencer’ and talk to my audience about causes and subjects close to my heart, as well as my interests and everyday life.
“I was honoured to be asked to become an Ambassador for Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House. There are lot of misconceptions around hospice care – for children and adults, but it’s so important as none of us know when we might need it. The hospices receive very little government funding, so donations, fundraising and support from the local community are critical.”
To show her support for Chestnut Tree House, Amy has committed to taking on an abseil challenge for the charity in 2021. “I wanted to do something a bit different in the new year, so thought ‘why not abseil from a great height!’ I hope I’ll be able to raise some funds for the hospice as well as awareness of the vital work they do,” says Amy.
After completing a 23-mile Pier-to-Pier challenge for Chestnut Tree House in May 2020, Amy also has her sights set on taking part in a running event at some point in the future. “I started getting back into running again during the second lockdown. I haven’t signed up for a Half Marathon or Marathon yet but watch this space!”
What will you do this year? Will you run a marathon? Face your fear of heights? Shop more sustainably? Or give your time and start volunteering? Whatever your goal, make 2021 your year to make a difference.
Whether you are 4 or 104, on your own or in a bubble, an adrenaline seeker or a foodie fanatic, Chestnut Tree House wants to help you make 2021 a year to remember.
Get some inspiration and kickstart the conversation here!