Presents this Christmas

Find out the best way to provide a gift this Christmas for children with life-limiting illnesses

We’re so grateful you're thinking of our children and families – your support means the world to us. While it’s lovely to see gifts piled under the tree, most of the children and young people we care for have specialist needs which means they can’t play with mainstream toys.

The best way to help this Christmas

When we ask children and young people what they want to do, trips out and fun activities are top of their wish list! Activities and days out offer children independence and a chance to do things they never thought possible. Parents can relax knowing their child is having a great time, safe in the hands of our specialist team.

If you’d like to send a gift this year, please consider helping children and families make precious memories by providing an experience or fun day out. Children and young people with life-limiting conditions often need round-the-clock care and parents rarely get a chance to step away from their caring responsibilities to just be parents. A spontaneous trip out to the local cinema, bowling alley or adventure park is out of reach for many of our families as it might involve transporting lots of medical equipment or having trained staff on hand.

How to send us gift cards:

Below is a list of  popular activities Chestnut children request most often.

  • We’ve included direct links to gift vouchers you can buy to provide an experience for a child to enjoy
  • For all gift cards we’d love it if you could select e-gift cards and put our email address into the recipient’s details: Name: Chestnut Tree House email:
  • If you’d like to send us a physical gift card you can send them to: Chestnut Admin Team, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, Dover Lane, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PX
  • Don’t forget to put your name and contact info so we can get in touch to say thank you!
  • Don’t forget, you can always donate online quickly, securely and easily! All donations go into the running of Chestnut Tree House – including our care, facilities and activities. Make a Christmas donation.
Buy a gift card for:
There are some toys, gift cards and craft materials that we’d love to receive!

Our Activities team have put together a specialist Amazon Wishlist full of the items we’d be excited to receive from you. These items will help us put on messy play afternoons, cosy up and read a story together, or spend time having fun away from the hospice at the cinema or out at local attractions. Please do not send us any toys or products not on our Wishlist.

  • Browse our Wishlist using the link below.
  • Select the item that you’d like to donate.
  • Make sure you select Chestnut Tree House as the delivery address. (Make sure there’s no other items in your basket too!)
  • Amazon will deliver your kind gift directly to us.

Order from the wish list

Make a donation this Christmas

We can't provide the care we do without your help. The majority of our funding comes directly from generous donations and only a small amount of our care costs coming from central government funding.