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Read the latest news about Chestnut Tree House, from what’s going on at the hospice, to event and fundraising updates.

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The Snowman Ball raises £150,000
"We are so grateful to everyone who joined us at The Snowman at The Grand. All our supporters play a vital role in ensuring that local children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions receive the care and support they deserve."
4 December 2023
Next Steps for Leo House
Leo House Trustees have decided to strengthen the relationship with Chestnut Tree House and merge the organisations for their mutual benefit.
24 November 2023
Illustration of the Snowman
Snowman Auction
Our Silent Auction is live now, and everyone can get involved until Saturday 2 December - find that perfect and unique Christmas present while supporting Chestnut Tree House!
22 November 2023
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Meet our principal partner for The Big Hoot, Rubix VT
“This programme has longevity, so our people can see what we’re actually spending money on. Feeding back to them where that money went and how it supported the charity helps give them that sense that we are building something. It’s nice to be involved in something good – not just coming to work.”
13 November 2023
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Support for families of seriously ill children with rising energy bills
As the cold winter months approach, a new partnership will help families in East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire caring for children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses to cope with rising energy bills.
3 November 2023
Santa bus visiting in 2022
Santa Bus celebrates 20 years
2023 not only marks 20 years of the Santa Bus but also 20 years of Chestnut Tree House, so we are particularly honoured to have been chosen as one of the beneficiary charities again.
3 November 2023
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Schools and youth groups flock to join The Big Hoot
As part of the Big Hoot trail, schools will engage with The Little Hoot, a learner programme where they'll fundraise and decorate their own miniature owl statues. And we've already had lots of interest from local schools and youth groups.
30 October 2023
Patrick with his mum and Dad
“The centre of our world”: Bereaved parents fundraise in their young son’s memory
Patrick was only ten when he died from an extremely rare form of cancer. His family remember him as 'larger than life' and 'a real character'. Since Patrick's death his mum, Sarah, and dad, Ryan, have been fundraising for the charities that helped support Patrick during his illness.
23 October 2023
Montage of baby Leah
Horsham couple raise £10,000 for charity that cared for their daughter
Completing the London Marathon is an enormous achievement for anyone, but Horsham’s Dean George went through more than most before reaching the finishing line...
11 October 2023
Stars bereavement suite on ITV News
Our Stars bereavement suite is a very important part of Chestnut Tree House – providing a private space in a supportive environment for families to say goodbye...
4 October 2023
Harry on a run and crossing the finish line
Harry beats the storm to conquer his first Ironman
4 October 2023
Montage image of Nellie and her mum
Eastbourne mum faces fears to raise funds for daughter’s hospice
2 October 2023

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