Chestnut Tree House
Giving the children time to be children
The beginning of February has been a busy time at Chestnut Tree House. After painting with chopsticks for Chinese New Year on February 5, the activities team then started getting ready for Valentine’s Day. From decorating paper hearts and making cards to sensory-based activities, there has been something for everyone to get involved in. The children have also been taken out to visit local attractions, like the Arundel Wetland Centre.
Activities like these are a massive part of Chestnut Tree House – giving children lots of opportunities to get involved.
It gives them time and safe spaces to enjoy themselves and just be children.
And it is wonderful to see them smiling, creating things, exploring, and having fun.
Our families often tell us how important Chestnut Tree House is to them, and I’d like to share one of those family’s stories with you. As without your ongoing support, we wouldn’t be able to be there for children like Oliver.
Oliver’s mum told us: “Oliver has always missed out on things. Little things, like bouncy castles and swings at the park, and big things like trips to theme parks, and it can make him really frustrated. Chestnut Tree House has given him the chance to do things – speedboat trips, trips to Knockhatch Adventure Park, swimming in the hydrotherapy pool to name a few – and it really has made a difference.”
Thank you for helping us to be here for families like Oliver’s.
Results from St Barnabas Hospice Lottery Draw 736 February 8: