A new short film from Chestnut Tree House has been launched, thanking supporters across Sussex and South East Hampshire for their support during the COVID-19 crisis. Highlighting some of the many different moments experienced by children and families – from playing with bubbles to splashing in the pool – the film is told through the voices of children and celebrates how the local community’s support makes children’s hospice care possible.
“Recent months have been very strange and difficult with the unwelcome arrival and uncertainty of COVID-19,” explains Becki Jupp, Director of Fundraising at Chestnut Tree House. “It has impacted our everyday lives in ways we could not have imagined. Yet despite this upheaval, I continue to be constantly amazed by the kindness and support that our local community has shown. You are amazing and your support enables us to continue caring for those children that need us most.”
As well as showcasing some of the fun activities that children experience at Chestnut Tree House, the short film also reminds people that ‘some days are not so good’. But, through all the different days – good, and not so good, the support provided to families of children with life-shortening conditions is possible because of the generosity of the local community.
Becki continues: “Over the last few months you have been truly inspirational – creating virtual events, shaving your heads, running marathons in your back gardens, climbing mountains using your stairs, and singing from your rooftops. You play our weekly lottery, give regular gifts and fundraise on your birthdays. You are the unknown sponsor to our appeals or the anonymous donor on a JustGiving page. You are the school, office, business, care home, sports club, or community group, working hard, organising days, nights, and weeks to raise funds for your local community. Together, you are the future of Chestnut Tree House, and I cannot thank you enough.”
See the difference your support makes by watching Chestnut Tree House’s new film below.