Chesnut Tree House children’s hospice - Gravetye Manor’s official charity partner
Opened in 2003, Chesnut Tree House provides expert palliative care, practical advice and support to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families from across Sussex. The only children’s hospice in Sussex, Chestnut Tree House offers care for children in a variety of different ways – including short breaks, day care both at the hospice and in the families’ homes, activity days and outings, sibling support, end of life care and pre and post bereavement support.
A team of skilled nurses and care support workers provide day care or respite care in the house. Families can choose to stay in the special family accommodation at the house or leave their children in the capable hands of the Care Team while they take a break for a few days. Chestnut Tree House is very much a home-from-home environment for the children and their families. It is also a place of love, understanding and caring, a place of fun, laughter, hope and friendship.
Andrew Thomason, Managing Director of Gravetye Manor says ‘we are delighted to be supporting such a wonderful and inspirational charity. As a standpoint of the county, Gravetye Manor is deeply committed to supporting local charities and Chesnut Tree House is something we feel very passionate about.’
Through this exciting charity partnership, Gravetye will raise proceeds in several ways. We will be selling canvas bags with all proceeds donated to Chesnut Tree House, running quaterly raffles with fantastic Gravetye Manor prizes alongside a series of fundraising evenings and events, including our annual William Robinson Festival.
We are pleased to announce that in 2015 Gravetye Manor raised a total of £6,194.28 for this fantastic cause. Proceeds were raised through our popular William Robinson Festival held in July, as well as the sale of our canvas bags and prize raffles. This takes the total donated to Chestnut Tree House to over £11,000! Thank you to all our guests who have supported this incredible cause.