Snowman ball 2019

The Snowman™ at The Grand

Event details

Our festive Snowman™ themed ball is back for 2023! Last year you raised an amazing £142,387 for local children’s hospice care, and had so much fun in the process. Browse pictures from the 2022 event below!

Location: The Grand, Brighton
When: Saturday 2nd December 2023

About The Snowman™ at The Grand

Inspired by Raymond Briggs’s classic picture book, The Snowman™, the ball was hosted by BBC Radio Sussex presenter, Allison Ferns. Along with entertainment and fundraising activities during the evening, there were also tributes to two people important to the charity, who sadly died earlier that year – our Patron, Raymond Briggs; and Vice President, Ambrose Harcourt, who was instrumental in the opening of Chestnut Tree House almost 20 years ago.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the heartfelt speech by Ed Butler, who explained what Chestnut Tree House’s care and support means to his six-year-old son, Archie, and the rest of the family. Archie was born with half a heart and Ed and his wife were told very early on that Archie’s life was limited. He had his first heart surgery at 10 days old and stayed in hospital for eight months due to his complex medical needs. When they were finally able to take him home, the family were introduced to us. Archie is currently in good health, but they don’t know what the future holds. Ed talked about how Chestnut Tree House provides short breaks for Archie and support for the whole family. And the importance of knowing that our team will be there for them, whatever happens next.

We’re fully booked for 2023! To be added to our reserve list for this year’s event, please get in touch. Already got your ticket? Fill in the dietary preferences form.

Several images of the Snowman at the Grand 2022
Logos for: Travel places, AJ Taylor, Creative Pod, Floral image, Harwoods Groups, Clearline and The Grand

Become a sponsor

A huge thank you to all our Ball Partners who make this fantastic event possible. If you're interested in sponsoring this popular event in 2023, please get in touch with Hannah Seltzer - Partnerships Engagement Manager. 

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