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Chestnut's Snowman™ Spectacular Christmas Appeal

This Christmas please help bring care, joy and wonder to children at Chestnut Tree House.


Christmas appeal 2017 2My name is Victoria and I’d like to tell you about the incredible, passionate care Chestnut Tree House gave to my two daughters, Heidi and Eloise. And, I’d like to ask for your help in bringing a spectacular, magical, Snowman Christmas to your local children’s hospice this year.

We lost our girls each within a few weeks of birth. Heidi was only six weeks old when she died in 2010. Three years later, Eloise survived just a few weeks longer.

We took both girls to our local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House, for their last days. There, we spent every moment cuddling our girls, bathing them, even taking them for walks in the beautiful gardens. We came to understand just how special Chestnut Tree House really is – an uplifting, happy place where we spent our days making precious memories that will last our lifetimes.

This year, Raymond Briggs’ treasured character The Snowman is leading the fundraising campaign to find the £116,450 Chestnut will spend on care over Christmas for life-limited children like my girls. One hour’s nursing care for one child costs £35.70. A gift from you this Christmas could allow another child, another family, to know Chestnut’s extraordinary, unique care.

Please, support Chestnut Tree House this Christmas. Because your donation, like The Snowman did in Raymond Brigg’s famous story, will bring wonderful moments into a local child’s life this Christmas.

To say ‘thank you’ Chestnut will send a special Raymond Briggs Christmas card, with a personal message from the man himself, to everyone who is kind enough to respond to this appeal.

With every best wish to you and your family,