SPONSOR OUR WALK FOR SUSSEX CHILDREN'S HOSPICE CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE
Nine Gravetye Manor staff will be taking part in this year’s South Coast Challenge and walking either 25km, 50km or 100km on the 27th and 28th August, all in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice.
Without fundraising and support, Chestnut Tree House could not continue to provide the care that their children and their families so desperately need. It costs well over £3.5 million each year to provide their services, yet they receive less than 8% central government funding, which means that they rely heavily on fundraising activities to continue to provide their care services. Thanks to all their fundraisers, Chestnut Tree House is currently able to care for 300 children, providing care for the whole family and offering practical and emotional support.
· £157 could pay for a community nurse to visit a child at home
· £285 could pay for 1 hour of all hospice care we deliver across Sussex
· £651 could pay for one night’s stay for a child at the hospice
· £1,953 could pay for end of life care in the home for a young baby
Managing Director of Gravetye Manor, Andrew Thomason 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 Chestnut Tree House is something we feel very passionate about.’
Taking part are: Tom Coward - Head Gardener, George Blogg - Head Chef, Apal Shah - Financial Controller, Peter Smith - Resident Manager, Celine Leslie - Sales & Marketing Manager, Amber James - Event Coordinator, Sue Flight - Head Florist, Tess Moore - Florist, Charlotte Thorpe - Reservationist.
Please sponsor us and support this amazing charity! Donate here.
Tuesday 6th September - Garden Tour with Head Gardener Tom Coward followed by Lunch
September is one of the nicest months in the garden in so many ways. The flower garden is at its peak, with late summer perennials and annuals creating a courtyard of colour. In the kitchen garden some of the finest delicacies of the year are being cropped and the first season apples should be ready in the orchard. £75.00 per person, aperitif, 3 courses, drinks and tour inclusive. Gathering at 10.30am for the tour, followed by lunch at 12.30pm.
Monday 12th September - Last of the Summer Flowers
Wednesday 14th September - Acrylic painting day with artist William de Wilde
Join us in the spectacular gardens at Gravetye for a day guided by artist William de Wilde. Acrylic is a much misunderstood medium. Rather than seeing its quick-drying properties as a problem, the fact that it allows rapid over-painting in response to changing weather and light conditions is a positive bonus in our climate. More recent re-workable acrylics will also be looked at and evaluated. Participants need to bring their own painting equipment to this special event - a materials list will be provided as a guide. All abilities welcome. £130.00 per person, inclusive of the day’s workshop, morning coffee with pastries, a 2 course lunch with wine, and coffee and cake in the afternoon. Gathering at 10.00am and finishing at approximately 5.00pm.
Tuesday 20th September - A Tour Through the Byways of Burgundy, with Burgundian wine specialists O.W Loeb
Head Chef George will be creating one of his signature five course, Michelin-starred menus to complement a mouth-watering selection of five fine Burgundy wines from the cellars of O.W.Loeb, who have been supplying Gravetye Manor since Peter Herbert first opened the doors to paying guests back in the 1950s. The wines on offer will include a premier cru Chablis, white wines from the great villages of the ‘Côte d’Or’ and top class, domaine-bottled red Burgundies. We can’t wait! £150.00 per person, aperitif, five courses and wines inclusive. Gathering at 7.30pm for 8.00pm
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