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Read the latest news about Chestnut Tree House, from what’s going on at the hospice, to event and fundraising updates.

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Celebrating our volunteers
BBC Radio Sussex presenter Allison Ferns leads thank you event for hospice volunteers
13 June 2024
Image taken from the cockpit of the plane
Lindsay faces her fears by flying high for her 50th birthday
"I am very driven to raise money for Chestnut Tree House, so I'm just going to have to be brave."
3 May 2024
Image of Ian Hart funerals
Funeral directors walk 500 miles for Chestnut Tree House
"At such a devastating time for the family, it’s not just Mum and Dad being supported through that bereavement. You’ll see staff looking after the siblings, just making that experience as easy as it can be. Chestnut Tree House is a sanctuary for these families in such a difficult time."
29 April 2024
Mikey and staff in Snowman clothing
Snowman clothing range raises £5,000 for children’s hospice
“At notjust we are so proud to support the life-changing work that Chestnut Tree House is doing. We know that the work they do is vital in providing support and the best quality of life for children, young people and families”
6 February 2024
Martlets, St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House logos
St Barnabas Hospices and Martlets announce merger
St Barnabas Hospices and Martlets Hospice are proud to announce a merger that aims to create a stronger, more sustainable and comprehensive hospice care organisation.
30 January 2024
NEWS Christmas lights - DEC 23
Festive illuminations raise more than £2,000!
“I originally wanted to raise £500, then I thought I’d be even happier with a grand. But once one person had it done, the neighbours would be in touch. One time I had nearly half a street!”
23 January 2024
Images from 2023 Snowman Ball
The Snowman Ball raises £150,000
"We are so grateful to everyone who joined us at The Snowman at The Grand. All our supporters play a vital role in ensuring that local children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions receive the care and support they deserve."
4 December 2023
Next Steps for Leo House
Leo House Trustees have decided to strengthen the relationship with Chestnut Tree House and merge the organisations for their mutual benefit.
24 November 2023
Illustration of the Snowman
Snowman Auction
Our Silent Auction is live now, and everyone can get involved until Saturday 2 December - find that perfect and unique Christmas present while supporting Chestnut Tree House!
22 November 2023
A group of people standing next to a colourful owl.
Meet our principal partner for The Big Hoot, Rubix VT
“This programme has longevity, so our people can see what we’re actually spending money on. Feeding back to them where that money went and how it supported the charity helps give them that sense that we are building something. It’s nice to be involved in something good – not just coming to work.”
13 November 2023
Image of a n illustration of two children
Support for families of seriously ill children with rising energy bills
As the cold winter months approach, a new partnership will help families in East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire caring for children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses to cope with rising energy bills.
3 November 2023
Santa bus visiting in 2022
Santa Bus celebrates 20 years
2023 not only marks 20 years of the Santa Bus but also 20 years of Chestnut Tree House, so we are particularly honoured to have been chosen as one of the beneficiary charities again.
3 November 2023

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