Last week some of our team slipped into some of their finest attire and attended the BHEAA Charity Ball in aid of the Chestnut Tree House Trust. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to support such an incredible charity which does such incredible work throughout our city!
The Chestnut Tree House Trust was established in 1997 and is an astonishing charity which currently cares for 300 life limited children within hospitals and the child’s own home. On average, it can cost over £4 million each year to provide the care services offered by Chestnut Tree House however families are never charged for their care and less than 6p in every pound is funded by the government. This means that they rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family which includes psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.
They also offer support and advice for transitioning from paediatric palliative care services to adult service, meaning that the children and young adults they help are supported right up to and including when they become adults.
The ball was held at the iconic Grand Hotel, a beautiful and imposing Victorian building on Brighton’s Seafront which has been the host of many events throughout its years and recently in 2019 benefitted from a substantial refurbishment. The Grand is also well known for its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and being as green as possible which has resulted in it being awarded a Gold level standard hotel by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
It is always a pleasure for us to attend these events and to see some familiar faces all in the aid of a good cause!
Should you wish to find any further information in The Chestnut Tree Trust, please follow this link to their website.