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Host a Lent lunch in aid of Chestnut Tree House.

Host a Lent lunch in aid of Chestnut Tree House.

The Bishop of Horsham Mark Sowerby is encouraging churches to organise a Lent lunch in aid of Chestnut Tree House.

Bishop Mark paid a visit to the charity recently. He said: “Hospices are never what everybody thinks they are going to be like. They think they are going to be gloomy or depressing places, but they are not at all. There is a sense of liveliness and appreciation of life.

“I would love to see many of our churches supporting the incredible work of the hospice that brings so much hope and cheerfulness to so many children in its care."

Why not organise a Lent lunch in your church or community hall or even in your own home? All donations can be sent directly to Chestnut Tree House.

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions. It costs £6,850 to pay for the costs of care at Chestnut Tree House for one day. Families are never charged for their care and less than 6p in every pound is funded by the government, so they rely heavily on your generosity, help and support.