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Thank you for your support during September 2021

Wednesday 6 October 2021

A huge and heartfelt thank you to all of you who have supported Chestnut Tree House in any way during September 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!

 

Chestnut Tree House Littlehampton 10KThank you to all the Brighton Marathon Megastars and BM10k Champions who raised over £20,000 with your runs – pounding the streets and raising the pounds! Thanks also to our volunteer crew cheering on our runners – including Sarah HJ and the team from TPR Brighton.

 

Sidney the Squirrel was on hand (or paw) to cheer on some 1,500 young runners taking part in the Brighton Mini Mile run. Huge thank you to everyone for helping raise over £3,500 – there’s nothing mini about that total!

 

Thank you to Our Lady of the Sea Church in East Preston, who held their annual garden party in aid of Chestnut Tree House. Hosted by Harvey and Jean F in their stunning garden, it was a lovely sunny day with lots of visitors, live music, refreshments and delicious cake – all of which raised over £1,500 for us.

 

Joining the ranks of green fingered fundraisers, Chris and Terri opened up their gardens in Pulborough with a large craft fair involving local artisans. Sadly, it rained, but this didn’t deter visitors and the event raised an incredible £500. Thank you!

 

Local mix-master Jonathan DJ’d nonstop for 24 hours in Worthing. With his partner Helen they raised the roof and over £1,600 – Groovy!

 

Royal Blood GigSpeaking of music, big-time supporters Royal Blood played a storming (and extremely loud) home-coming gig at the Brighton Centre last month and asked their guest listers to make donations to Chestnut Tree House. They also let Chestnut Tree House hold a bucket collection before and after the show which raised over £380! Thanks to Mike, Ben and Matt at Wildlife for the support and especially to Emily and Luke for volunteering on the night – have your ears stopped ringing yet?!

 

There was more ringing when the bells chimed for Norman and Jo as they tied the knot. They have everything they need, so wanted to raise money for us instead by holding a raffle on their wedding day, which raised a very generous £400. Thanks and best wishes to the happy couple!

 

Tribes Funeral Directors joined in with a’ Storrington Welcome Back’ street party day in association with Storrington & Parish Council. Tribes held a ‘soak the director’ activity and raised a splashing £80 whilst the council held a collection raising over £200. Thank you both, you’re welcome!

 

Mill Road Leisure in Arundel ran their annual Pitch and Putt competition during the Arundel Festival and holed an impressive £100.

 

You brought the sun, the smiles, and that feeling of live run excitement with the return of the Littlehampton 10k! Thank you so much to all those that ran, raising over £30,000 for Chestnut Tree House.

 

Knockhatch Adventure ParkThank you to Knockhatch Adventure Park for their charity day on  September 11 where £2 from every entry ticket sold, and voluntary donations for the balloon modelling by Danny, came to Chestnut Tree House.

 

Thank you to Andrew P and the Eastbourne Hippodrome for the opportunity to do a collection at the recent Paul Potts concert. Congratulations to Sylvia D who attended her first event as one of our ‘Lead Volunteers’ and even went on stage to do a Q&A with the compare in front of the audience. Well done Sylvia, we heard you were brilliant!

 

Thank you to the Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Rodney Reed, for inviting us to be part of the Mayor’s Charity Initiative with a fundraising and awareness day earlier in the month.

 

The Hartington Pub collected £283.06 for Chestnut Tree HouseWell done to The Hartington Pub in Whippingham Road Brighton, whose regulars put £283 into our collection tins through donations and knitted toy sales – cheers!

 

Thank you to the former Poplars Park Residents Association who have generously donated the residual funds of £700 from their disbanding.

 

Thank you so much to Terry W from Slinfold Golf Club, for reaching an incredibly total of £8,511 from his super tricky lockdown quizzes! Donations came from far and wide as people received his regular emailed quiz rounds, a total of 28 through the three lockdowns! Thank you Terry, and everyone who donated!

 

Even on a blisteringly hot Summer day, a group of young people from Worthing NCS felt no pier-pressure as they walked from Brighton Pier to Worthing Pier for Chestnut Tree House. They set up an online sponsorship page and raised a phenomenal £1,900! 

 

 

Hampden Park Bowling ClubA huge thank you to Hampden Park (Eastbourne) Bowling Club for raising almost £1000 at their recent charity day, with the generous support of Sanders Property Management Ltd. The amount was especially impressive as the event had to be postponed by a week at the last minute due to the weather.

 

We were bowled over by the generosity of people attending the Loxwood Joust who raised £650 playing our skittle alley game!

 

Thank you to the lovely folks at CEVaC in Billingshurst for their generous donation of £200.

 

Lindfield’s Potential Personal Training fundraised for Chestnut Tree House at their Festival of Fitness last month. It worked out to a phenomenal £660 – thank you!

 

Pedal power and determination helped Olivia S raise hundreds for Chestnut Tree House when she took part in the epic London to Brighton Cycle Ride on Sunday 19 September. 42-year-old Olivia from London cycled 55 miles and smashed her £300 target, raising over £700.

 

Thanks to Sussex Pond Doctor for donating their time and services free of charge to restore our pond at Chestnut Tree House, saving us over £1,800. Many of our children and families love being outdoors and our gardens are somewhere to relax and escape – a vital part of the care we provide.

 

Sam BrownFinally, for this month, a very special thank you goes out to Glyn and the Rotary Club of Chichester Harbour for putting on a fantastic charity Golf Day in memory of a much loved, and much missed member of the Chestnut Tree House care team, Glyn’s son, Sam Brown. Through dogged perseverance having postponed the day twice due to Covid restrictions it eventually went ahead raising over £10,000.The event was generously sponsored by Turner’s Pies and attended by Chestnut patrons, Ex Southampton player Paul Jones and his wife, Annette. Sam was an avid Southampton FC fan so we are sure he would have been delighted. Thanks also go to everyone who supplied prizes and bought raffle tickets.

 

On behalf of everyone at Chestnut Tree House, thank you for helping us continue to support the young people and their families in our community. Please get in touch to get involved – you could appear on this very page!

 

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