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Meet our families

Your support helps local children with life-shortening conditions and their families; through the good days, the bad days, and the last days. Meet our families and read about how your support makes a difference.


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Family Stories

Louiza’s Story

Louiza's story

A day after her first birthday, Louiza had a fit and was rushed to hospital. Soon after that, the family found out that Louiza had severe complex needs.

Meet Louiza

Faith’s Story

Faiths Story

At her 16-week baby scan, Vicki received the devastating news that her baby would likely pass away during the pregnancy or at birth.

Meet Faith

Zac’s Story

Zac's Story

Zac is four years old and no one knows enough about Zac’s condition to plan anything, so his family treat every day like it’s his last.

Meet Zac

Jacob’s Story

Jacob's Story

Jacob is a big film fanatic, loves spending time outdoors and splashing around in the swimming pool at Chestnut Tree House.

Meet Jacob

Jack’s Story

Jacks Story

When Jack was born, his parents were told that he would never talk, never sit up, and never speak.

Meet Jack

Lilly’s Story

Lilly's Story

Lilly has been profoundly deaf since birth and has severe complex needs – touch is by far her strongest sense.

Meet Lilly

Raymond’s Story

Raymond's Story

Raymond is 9 years old, loves being outside, lawnmowers, hats, Mr Bean, and has severe complex needs.

Meet Raymond

Oliver’s Story

Oliver's Story

For Oliver, Chestnut Tree House lets him experience things that other 8 year olds do, and gain some independence.

Meet Oliver

Cordelia’s Story

Cordelia's Story

Cordelia is constantly on the go. But, on a bad day, she can’t even get out of bed due to a rare form of epilepsy.

Meet Cordelia

Tia’s story

Tia

Tia was born with severe brain damage so she spent the first two months of her life in hospital and came to us at 8 months.

Meet Tia