On Tuesday we visited Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice and presented them with a cheque for £1376.68 bringing the total we have raised for this amazing charity to £5,558.59. Chestnut Tree House was absolutely delighted and it wouldn’t have been possible without the very generous contributions of our customers, and in particular the sponsorship money raised by our little swimmers.
One of our swimmers raised a tremendous £210.00 and he is the winner of our sponsorship competition and has earned himself 8 Free Lessons. Congratulations Arthur! Certificates have been sent to all who raised sponsorship.
It was lovely to see Chestnut Tree House again this week and see the amazing work that they do. It costs them well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services that they do. Families are never charged for their care and less than 7p in every pound is funded by the government so they rely heavily on the support of the people of Hampshire and Sussex.
They have a wonderful building that is more like a home than a hospice and much of their work takes place in the rest of Hampshire and Sussex supporting people in their own homes. In particular, it was great to hear how swimming proves to be so beneficial for so many of their children giving them freedom of movement that they just don’t have on land. For many, it is the only opportunity for a cuddle with their loved ones without the restrictions of wheelchairs or other aids.
So thank you once again to all of our lovely customers. We were proud to present them with so much money on your behalf!