Chestnut Tree House Snowman Spectacular Fundraising Ball

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.

About the Amy Winehouse Foundation

In Amy’s memory, we work to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, so that they can flourish.

Our work is inspired by Amy’s spirit, her love of children and the challenges that she faced in her own life.

Today, the Amy Winehouse Foundation helps thousands of young people to feel supported and informed so that they are better able to manage their emotional wellbeing and make informed choices around things that can affect their lives.

We’re able to do this because of the support we receive from people like you. Anyone who believes in young people can become a part of our work and Amy’s legacy. By supporting our work, you will help them to transform their lives, flourish and be heard.

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