Sussex Community Shield

Community Shield in aid of Chestnut Tree House

Sussex footballers to open the season with charity game in support of Chestnut Tree House

The Sussex Community Shield sees the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup winners; Brighton & Hove Albion under-23s face the Southern Combination Football League champions, Haywards Heath Town in aid of local charity Chestnut Tree House.

This year we will be supporting Chestnut Tree House with the aim to raise as much funds as possible for the charity.

Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and South East Hampshire that cares for children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

The charity cares for 300 children and young adults and their goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.

It currently costs over £3.9 million each year to provide all the care services from Chestnut Tree House and less than 6% of that comes from central government. Families are never charged for their care and so they rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the local community.

On the evening of the match there will be a fantastic raffle with many prizes including signed England merchandise, two tickets to see Blake in concert with supporting acts at Worthing Pavilion, a selection of grooming/beauty products (individual male & female hampers), jewellery, wine and a tombola.

Ken Benham, Chief Executive of the Sussex County FA, said: “We are very proud to continuously support our charitable partners, Chestnut Tree House. We hope with the help of the Sussex football community that we can raise as much as possible at the Sussex Community Shield to support the vital work they carry out.”

Tickets for the Sussex Community Shield match will be sold at the turnstiles on the day with prices ranging from £6 per adult, £3 concessions and £1 for children under the age of 16. It is a great opportunity for supporters of both teams to not only support their football club but to also help support Chestnut Tree House.

For further details about the Sussex Community Shield in aid of Chestnut Tree House please contact Competitions:

T: 01903 753547