Chestnut Tree House collecting buckets being shaken at an event which raised £55,000 for the charity.

More than £55,000 raised for children’s hospice at golf day

More than £55,000 was raised for Chestnut Tree children’s hospice at a golf day and celebratory dinner at the East Sussex National Golf Club on Friday.

Representatives of 29 companies from across Sussex played 18 holes on the two championship courses, near Uckfield, before enjoying the dinner.

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Some of the guests at a celebratory fund-raising dinner in aid of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice at the East Sussex National Hotel.

Collections throughout the day, plus a ‘Heads and Tails’ competition at dinner, an auction and a silent auction, all contributed to the fund-raising total.

Linda Perry, director of children’s services at Chestnut Tree House spoke about the vital work the charity does in caring for children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

She said: “Chestnut Tree House is currently caring for 300 children in Sussex and the cost of this care is £3.5 million per year.

“With less than seven per cent of our funding coming from central government we rely on fund-raising events like these to continue to offer care to children with life-shortening conditions and their families, both at the hospice and out inthe community across East and West Sussex.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everone who came along to support Chestnut Tree House at the golf day. I would also like to thank Paul and Annette Jones – ex-Wales and Southampton goal keeper Paul is the charity’s patron – for helping the Chestnut House team to organise such a superb event for the hospice as well as our sponsors Bloc Hotels and Willmott Dixon.”

Another golf day will be held next year, and to register a team in advance call Chestnut Tree House on 01903 871846. The date has still to be confirmed.

Join cycle event to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House

Cyclists are invited to take part in Sussex 100 on Sunday, September 25, to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House.

The event will start and finish at Plumpton Racecourse with routes of 34k, 66k and 103k taking in villages such as Piltdown, Isfield, Palehouse Common, Framfield, Buxted and Blackboys.

Registration details can be found on the Chestnut Tree House website here.

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• Contact details for Chestnut Tree children’s hospice can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Charities or Children’s Hospice.

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