Chestnut Tree House is our local hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and it is very close to our hearts here at Tributes. The hospice is in a beautiful location in the South Downs National Park just across the road from us. Chestnut Tree House cares for 300 children annually and supports over 240 families who have lost a child.
Each year, Chestnut Tree House organises remembrance events for families who have lost children. At these events there are arts and crafts tables for children to decorate wooden Christmas baubles in remembrance of their siblings. Every year we donate wooden baubles shaped like stars, acorns and hearts for these events, which are a lovely way for children to remember their brothers and sisters in a very personal way.
Tributes Managing Director Adam Masters and his wife Lucy lost their baby boy Benjamin in 2018 and Chestnut Tree House has been very important and supportive to them as a family recovering from his loss. Adam has raised money for Chestnut Tree House in a number of fundraising events and this year Tributes Ltd will be donating £5000 as an alternative to sending Christmas gifts.
Adam presented Chestnut Tree’s Chaplain Steve Gurr with this year’s Christmas Baubles and says goodbye, as Steve moves on to his new role as Chaplain at Ford Open Prison. We wish him all the best in his new position.
As you might notice from this photo, Adam is currently taking part in Movember fundraising for men’s cancer projects and charities.