Generous Donation Helps Chestnut Tree House Buy New Vans

A Masonic lodge based in Chichester have donated £5,000 to Chestnut Tree House to enable them to buy a new van.

The Lodge of Union 38 donated the money to enable the fundraising team at Chestnut Tree House to travel around Sussex more easily and safely. Charlotte Waring, the Community Fundraising Manager at Chestnut Tree House, explains: “The wonderful people of Sussex invite us to all sorts of fundraising events throughout the year and we often have to carry a large amount of equipment with us. This van will make a huge difference to the team, allowing them to travel around safely, and ultimately allowing them to attend more events and raise more money for the charity.”

On presenting the van to Chestnut Tree House Gary Sharp from The Lodge of Union 38 said“we are delighted to continue our relationship with the wonderful Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and hope that this vehicle will help to fulfill their needs.’

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire, caring for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. It costs over £3.9 million every year to provide their care, and less that 6% of their funding comes from central Government. You can find out more at