Child smiling looking over her parent

The impact your donation makes

How are children hospices funded?

Families are never charged for their care, and all our services are free of charge.

We need over £5million every year to provide hospice care for local children and their families, with only a small amount of this coming from government funding. The rest – around £10,000 per day – comes from donations, fundraising, gifts in wills, charity shops and the Chestnut Tree House lottery. Without your incredible help we wouldn’t be able to continue to support children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.

How you're making all the difference


gives a child a magical hour in the multisensory room with a specially trained nurse


provides a couple of hours for a family to splash about safely together in our hydrotherapy pool


pays for a nurse to make a visit to a child in their own home – giving tired carers the chance to take a well-earned break


could fund a Youth Group evening – giving them a chance to have fun away from their parents, hang out and make new friends


gives a family the support of a specially trained nurse after the death of a child, allowing them to say goodbye properly


Pays for a 24-hour stay, exploring the woodland walk, relaxing in the multi-sensory room or getting messy with arts and crafts

You're making a real impact to peoples' lives

“If you’re thinking about fundraising for your local children’s hospice, then all I can say is thank you. Because of you, so many families like us have a lifeline. They have a break, and having a break isn’t a normal part of life for families like us. Because of you, we are not always in hospital surrounded by machines, we are somewhere that feels like home. And that is massive.”

- From a grateful parent

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Thank you for your kindness

It's because of people like you that we're able to have life-saving equipment, facilities to improve quality of life and fun activities to support a child's learning and emotional growth. Pay in your fundraising, or make a donation below

Children playing in foam at the House

How we spend your money

For every £1 we spend


goes directly to our care services


goes to vital support costs - like fundraising and our retail departments