We remember Ambrose Harcourt

We are saddened to share the news that our friend and Vice President Ambrose Harcourt died on Wednesday 31 August 2022, following a short stay at St. Barnabas House.

Many of our team (past and present) knew Ambrose well as he has been part of St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House for many years – initially as a friend and Patron, and most recently as a Vice President of the charity. We would like to thank him and his family for everything they have done for the hospices and our local community.

As well as being a passionate advocate for adults’ hospice care, Ambrose was instrumental in setting up Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. He assisted with our initial capital appeal before the hospice opened in 2003 – helping to raise awareness and encouraging the community to come together to ensure that hospice care is available for the children and families across Sussex who need it.

Always generous with his time and steadfast in his support of local charities, Ambrose was always cheerful and positive, with a smile for everyone. He took on various fundraising challenges over the years for St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House – from walking and cycling to trekking the Inca Trail. As well as raising vital funds for the hospices, he hosted and attended countless events, introduced people to the charity and provided counsel and friendship. He will be greatly missed.

Ambrose has been an important part of St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House for many years, and we will always be grateful for his kindness and support.

Our thoughts are with Ambrose’s wife, Pauline, his family, and friends at this sad time.

Ambrose Harcourt at a charity event