Sussex Trees raises £16,700 for Chestnut Tree House this Christmas

For many people, a family outing to choose the Christmas tree is an essential part of the seasonal fun. Since 2015, Farmer Tom Kidger of Sussex Trees has been supporting Chestnut Tree House with the help of customers coming to buy their festive centrepiece. This year, the business has raised an amazing £16,700 which will directly benefit local children receiving hospice care, and their families.

Goddenwick Farm in Lindfield sells a huge selection of trees, ranging from the traditional Norway spruce and popular Nordman fir to rarer varieties such as the Sussex fir. Also available are wreaths, garlands and other festive fare – even their own pine needle-infused gin!  When visiting, you’re likely to meet some of the resident animals, including reindeer and pygmy goats, along with sheep, donkeys, peacocks, ducks, chickens, alpacas, dogs and cats.

Every December, Sussex Trees supplies the hospice with trees for visiting families to enjoy and raises funds in their shop and café. There are chances to see Santa in his grotto, give the reindeers a cuddle, feed some carrots to the donkeys and savour excellent food and mulled wine.

Chestnut Tree House relies on the generosity of the local community at Christmastime and all year round. To find out more about the different ways you can support Chestnut Tree House, visit our Christmas page.