Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire, is opening its doors and inviting everyone to see the hospice for themselves.

The charity cares for around 300 children with life-shortening conditions and their families, helping them live for the now. From providing a few hours respite from the round-the-clock responsibilities of caring for a sick child to supporting families through their toughest moments, Chestnut Tree House provides care at their purpose-built hospice near Arundel and in families’ own homes.

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October the hospice building will be taking a break from caring for children and families and instead opening its doors to the public. “This is a rare opportunity to explore the house and grounds” says Janet Parsons from Chestnut Tree House. “People are often surprised at what a homely, comfortable and fun place the hospice is, and we would love to show it off to as many people as possible.”

The hospice can be found on Dover Lane, just off of the A27 at Poling. It will be open from 10 until 4 on both days, there is no need to book and parking and refreshments will be available. For more information call 01323 725095.

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