Mitch Winehouse, together with wife Jane and Janis and Richard Collins, presented Chestnut Tree House with a donation of £10,000 at the charity’s fourth annual Snowman Spectacular Fundraising Ball earlier last month.
Held at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole on December 3, a fantastic fundraising night saw Mitch take to the stage following the presentation of the cheque, with all 539 guests enjoying an evening of superb entertainment, a three-course dinner, dancing, and plenty of fundraising activities.
Linda Perry, Director of Children’s Services at Chestnut Tree House, had previously said, “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.
Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
The only hospice in Sussex that cares for children and young adults with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses from all over the UK, Chestnut Tree House – open since 2003 – provides a ‘home from home’ environment with 10 children’s bedrooms in addition to eight family rooms, as well as a wet and dry play area, computer and music rooms, a multi sensory rom and hydrotherapy pool.
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 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.