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Thank you for your support during March 2021

Wednesday 7 April 2021

A huge and heartfelt thank you to all of you who have supported Chestnut Tree House in any way during March 2021.

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. We wish we could mention every single one of you! We are so grateful to everyone who has supported the hospice through these challenging times.

Mike Kerr Royal BloodHe ran 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours! Huge thanks to Mike Kerr – one half of English rock duo, Royal Blood – who took on the 4x4x48 Challenge at the beginning of March and raised an incredible £6,154 for Chestnut Tree House.

Crumbs! Thank you to CMDP – delivery partners to Southern Water – whose company-wide bake sale raised a tasty amount of over £880.

There’s only one James Cook-Harrington but his Twitter post, promising to give £10 to Chestnut Tree House for every goal the Brighton and Hove Albion first team strikers score, has encouraged other Seagulls fans to do the same! Thanks to James and all the other fans who are taking part, let’s hope for more goals from the boys!

Zoom Ballers Gavin DuttonZoom Ballers has kept hundreds of kids fit and entertained during lockdown. The final online football training session was on Friday 26 March and thanks to Gavin Dutton and his wife, Kerry, the initiative has raised over £6,000 for Chestnut Tree House, The Sussex Snowdrop Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust.

We’re thrilled that Rolls-Royce colleagues voted for Chestnut Tree House as their House Charity for 2021. Thank you to everyone who voted, we’re looking forward to working together!

Thank you to Men’s Senior Captain Martyn and the Men’s Seniors at Hill Barn Golf Club in Worthing for raising a gigantic £2,227 through fundraising, collections and a skydive.

Arlington Bluebell WalkThank you to the amazing team at Arlington Bluebell Walk who in spite of all the COVID-19 restrictions will be once again welcoming the public from 12 April-19 May, and supporting Chestnut Tree House on 29 and 30 April.  Since 1972 a total of 76 local charities have benefited from the £1,191,798 raised by the visiting public.

Thank you to everyone at Handcross Park School for raising £360 with their Easter bonnet making craft activities!

Author M.G.LeonardThank you to University of Brighton students ‘Elaborate Events 2021’ who, as part of their degree coursework, organised a children’s book reading with bestselling author M.G. Leonard. Not only did everyone attending have great fun but proceeds from the event are coming to Chestnut Tree House too – top marks to you all!

The fabulous folks at St George’s Park Resident’s Association in Burgess Hill raised a wonderful £2,500 for Chestnut Tree House with their fundraising over the past year, we are so grateful!

The Shipley Hub raised a fabulous £258 for the hospices with their festive fundraising.

Mega March Hospice QuizThank you to Friends of Sussex Hospices for organising and running the 2021 Mega March Hospices Quiz and raising an amazing £10,000 which will be shared between the thirteen hospices across Sussex.  On behalf of everyone at both Chestnut Tree House and St. Barnabas Hospices, Thank You!



Looking for your next challenge? The Captain Tom 100 offers Chestnut Tree House supporters, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to raise crucial funds for our charity, while at the same time celebrating Captain Tom’s generosity of spirit, the hope and joy he brought to millions, and his sense of fun. Find out more and start planning your own ‘100’ challenge here!Captain Tom 100