Mitch Winehouse will be taking to the stage to sing a couple of songs and entertain guests at the fourth Snowman Spectacular Fundraising Ball in aid of Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex.
Mitch was introduced to Chestnut Tree House by a close friend who is also a supporter of the hospice. He visited in October, had a tour of the hospice’s facilities and met some of the children and families staying there. A couple of weeks later, Chestnut Tree House received a donation of £10,000 from the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
“I was delighted to visit Chestnut Tree House,” said Mitch, “I was very moved by the care the hospice provides for sick children and their families and very much hope that our donation will really help make a difference. I am looking forward to performing at the Snowman Spectacular Ball – it’s going to be a great evening for a very worthy cause.”
Said Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services at Chestnut Tree House, “We are so grateful to Mitch for visiting the hospice and to the Amy Winehouse Foundation for this very generous donation which will go towards setting up a neonates service to help very young babies who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. It will be fantastic to hear Mitch singing at the Snowman Spectacular Ball and to have the chance to thank him in person for his support of Chestnut Tree House.”
The Snowman Spectacular Ball takes place on Saturday 3 December at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. Tickets for the Ball have now sold out and the 530 guests can look forward to an evening of superb entertainment, a sumptuous three course dinner, dancing and, of course, lots of fundraising activities, including the spectacular ‘money can’t buy’ auction with some amazing lots up for grabs.
Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice
Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and cares for children and young adults from 0-25 years of age with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses from all over the county.
Completed in 2003, the hospice provides a ‘home from home’ environment with 10 children’s bedrooms plus eight family rooms, a wet and dry play area, computer and music rooms, a multi sensory room and hydrotherapy pool. The house is set in beautiful gardens within an area of outstanding natural beauty.
There are potentially 500 families with life-limited children in Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological support, care in bereavement therapy, end of life and respite care and sibling support.
It costs £2.5 million per year to provide our care services. Families are not charged for their care and the hospice receives hardly any government funding at all, so it relies completely on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.