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Our honorary President and Patrons

We are so grateful to our honorary President and Patrons for their dedication and support for Chestnut Tree House.



  • Lord Henry, Earl of Arundel

Lord Henry became our new President in March 2016, succeeding Lady Sarah. Click here to read our introduction to Lord Henry.

Tribute to Lady Sarah Clutton

  • Lady Sarah Clutton

Our former President who sadly passed away in June 2015. Click here to read our tribute to Lady Sarah.


  • Linda Bloom
  • Tony Bloom
  • Tim Breden
  • Raymond Briggs
  • Michael Chowen CBE, DL
  • Kathy Gore OBE, DL
  • Julie Graham
  • Sally Gunnell OBE, DL
  • Ambrose Harcourt
  • Paul Jones
  • Matt Prior
  • The Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper
  • Debi and Robbie Raggio
  • Ben Richards

15th birthday Patrons:

  • The Snowman™
  • Paralympic equestrian champion Natasha Baker MBE
  • Actor and Big Brother 2016 winner Jason Burrill
  • Author Julia Donaldson and her husband Dr Malcolm Donaldson
  • Singer and songwriter Chesney Hawkes
  • East Sussex Ambassadors Jacquie and Barry Hinves
  • Model, racing driver and TV presenter Jodie Kidd
  • Artist Lester Magoogan
  • International polo player and captain of the US polo team Nic Roldan
  • Footballer and captain of Brighton & Hove Albion FC Bruno Saltor
  • Singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe
  • Businessman Matt Turner