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About us

How we're run

Find out about our governance and read our Annual Reports

Our aim is to always be there for those who need us, and to be led by our values of: courage, care and connectivity. We always put our children and families first and seek to provide high quality care at all times.

This wouldn’t be possible without your generous support and donations. This is why we want to be as transparent as possible about the way we work, so you can feel secure that your donations are being used in the best possible way.

What we want to achieve as a charity

  • To excel in all we do, acting with compassion, integrity and innovation
  • To reach everyone who needs our help
  • To be leaders and innovators in research and education
  • To provide sustainable healthcare that stays true to our values

We place children and young people, their families and carers at the heart of all we do and are passionate about the difference we make.

Get to know our sister hospice: St Barnabas House

St Barnabas House is a hospice for the Worthing area, caring for adults with life-limiting conditions. Both hospices are run by the same team, and share lots of the same governance.

Find out about St Barnabas 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

Your donations have meant that in the last year we’ve been able to:

  • Care for 274 children and young people
  • Give 990 counselling and support sessions to local families
  • Make 596 visits to families in their own home

Meet the team

Get to know our Trustees and leadership team who help shape the aims and strategy for Chestnut Tree House. Plus meet our Patrons whose valuable support we can't do without.

Meet the team

Fundraising standards and promise

We're committed to high standards and will always stick to the Fundraising Code of Practice, and promise that if you fundraise with us, we will make sure our fundraising is legal, open, honest, fair and respectful.

Fundraising promise and standards
Our reports
Read our reports, including our Annual Review for a summary of the last year at Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House.

The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average earnings of men and women across the organisation.

Our mean gender pay gap is (0.48)%. On average, the hourly rate of pay female employees receive is 0.48% higher than male employees; this equates to a difference of £0.07ph in monetary terms.

Please read our COVID-19 information page for all updates on how COVID-19 is continuing to affect the hospice.

As of April 2021, the salary of the CEO was £120,000 – the highest salary in the organisation. There is no bonus scheme or car allowance, and the CEO has the same pension rights as other (non-NHS pension) staff.

All staff are paid at least the national living wage.