Date: Friday 14 October 2016
Our South Thames team has donated £250 to Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.
The hospice is based between Worthing and Arundel, West Sussex, just a few miles from our Shoreham Crescent development in Shoreham-by-Sea.
Chestnut Tree House cares for children and young adults with progressive life-shortening conditions, as well as offering support for the whole family, including psychological and bereavement support, end-of-life and short-break care and sibling support.
Terrina Barnes, Corporate Fundraising Manager for Chestnut Tree House, says: “It’s our goal to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.
“It currently costs well over £3.5 million each year to provide all our care services free-of-charge – but less than 7p in every pound is funded by the Government.
“That means we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of local people and local businesses like Taylor Wimpey. We are very grateful to them for this generous donation.”
Chestnut Tree House opened in 2003, caring for just 30 children, and since then it has expanded all of its services to meet the demand for its free specialist care.
An oncology service was launched in 2010, helping children with cancer, and this was followed in 2011 by a neonatal care service, caring for very young babies and their families. The hospice now cares for more than 300 children across East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.
Susan Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Thames, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes and this is a great example of the way we can help.
“We are delighted to be supporting Chestnut Tree House, which does such vital work in the local area.”
There’s currently a choice of stylish two‑bedroom homes available at Shoreham Crescent.