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For the Now

Chestnut Tree House helps families live For the Now. Helping local children and families who know they don’t have long together live life to the full and, when the time comes, say goodbye in the way they want


For families of children who are unlikely to reach adulthood Now is precious moments that give a lifetime of memories, the chance to be a parent for a few hours, rather than a carer, and the opportunity for kids to just be kids, to do all the things that kids their age should do. Now is all about exploring, creating, enjoying and treasuring.

Chestnut Tree House supporters help families live For the Now. You provide a hand that reassures, a hug that comforts, a safe port in a sea of life-changing diagnoses and round the clock care.

And whilst doing all of these you are creating your own Now moments: the high of doing something important, something that you didn’t think you could do; making your own memories whilst making a difference.

Chestnut Tree House wants to celebrate all these Nows, and help create thousands more.

For families who live For the Now

If you are caring for a child with a life-shortening condition and would like to find out more about the support Chestnut Tree House can offer please visit our care pages

For supporters who live For the Now

Whether it’s baking a cake or dreaming up funky fundraising fun, making new friends and learning new skills through volunteering, taking on a challenge, or shopping for that perfect bargain, when you do something for Chestnut Tree House you are making all the Nows count.

Find out how you can get involved.

Now is….

Now means different things to different people – from feeling the grass under your feet to curling up under the duvet with a good book. Find out more about the things that really matter for the families you help support.

Now is hanging out without Mum or Dad – Read Oliver’s story
Oliver Greenhill

Now is time together – Read Cordelia’s story
Cordelia Day

Now is for making up your own jokes –  Read Raymond’s story

Raymond on holiday with his family

Now is the chance for a nice soak in the bubble bath – Read Lilly’s Story

Painting Fun

Now is for living your best life – Read Jack’s Story