A young boy and a nurse smiling with Santa hats on

Christmas at Chestnut Tree House

From creating magical memories, to helping families through some of their toughest times, we need you this festive season.

Christmas appeal

Will you help families like Harry’s spend time decorating Christmas trees and getting into the festive spirit – instead of fixing feeding tubes and managing care this Christmas?

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Recycle your Christmas tree

If you live in Bognor Regis, Brighton and Hove, Crawley, Shoreham-by-Sea or Southwick, you can get your Christmas tree collected in return for a donation to Chestnut Tree House.

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Chestnut Tree House Lottery

Play our Lottery and help change local children’s lives this Christmas. From just £1 a week you could win £1,000 every week, which would mean Christmas presents for everyone!

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Snowman competitions

We are asking children aged 4-16 to create their own spectacular snowman picture or to write a short story inspired by Raymond Briggs’s original picture book, The Snowman™ for a chance to win a £50 One4All gift card.

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What's Chestnut Tree House like at Christmas?

The usual big Christmas parties aren’t possible this year because of COVID-19, but that's not stopping us pulling out all the stops!

We're still planning to host smaller, outdoor events suitable for the vulnerable children we look after, including: Christmas lights switch on, families to plant their own mini Christmas tree to take home, a festive sing along with the Big Notes Choir and even a guest visit from Santa’s reindeer who will be taking up residence in the Chestnut Tree House gardens!

Please consider making a donation today

Reindeer Fun

Grab your antlers this December and hold your very own Reindeer Fun fundraising challenge. Maybe a Christmas danceathon or a festive run? Get your group together and spread some festive cheer, what reindeer activity will you take on this year?

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