We’re pleased to announce that the Sussex Community Shield, between Brighton & Hove Albion and Littlehampton Town back in August, raised a total of £1,600 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.
The game was eventually won on penalties by Brighton, following the game finishing 2-2 after 90 minutes.
One of our charity partners, Chestnut Tree House provides the best quality of care to children and young adults, between the ages of 0-19 years old, with life limiting conditions in Sussex and East Hampshire.
They offer practical, social, and spiritual support throughout to each child and their family.
Over £4 million is needed every year to provide this care for local children and their families, and very little of this comes from central government.
Speaking on the donation, our Chief Executive Ken Benham said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to donate £1,600 to Chestnut Tree House to help fund the vital support they provide.
“I’d like to thank all those who supported through attending the curtain raiser for the Sussex football season.”
To present the cheque to the team at Chestnut Tree House was our Safeguarding Manager, Annette Madden, our Designated Safeguarding Assistant, Karen Harrington, and our Marketing & Communications Officer, Sam Stephenson.
On behalf of Chestnut Tree House, Caroline Roberts-Quigley said: "Thank you to Sussex County FA for your continued support and for the wonderful £1,600, which can provide two children with a day of fun, laughter and support at Chestnut Tree House and an overnight stay in their own bedroom, allowing parents to get a full night’s sleep.
"One of those bedrooms is called Badger which is in our ‘Wind in the Willows’ wing, where we provide care for babies to 12-year olds.
"This special bedroom has a handed painted badger on the door depicting one of the much-loved characters from the children’s famous book, and inside the room it’s decorated in bright colours."
Thanks again to all the staff at Chestnut Tree House for the incredible work they do, and we’re proud to continue to support them.
For further information about Chestnut Tree House, please contact the charity:
Chestnut Tree House
T: 01903 871800