Cellular Solutions team move the earth for Chestnut Tree House Hospice
Seven Cellular Solutions staff gave up their time to move six tonnes of gravel and hardcore to complete a bordered garden path for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
The volunteer team, from all areas of the fifty-strong company were armed with wheel barrows and shovels and set to work, completing the job quickly enough to move on to less strenuous tending of the garden. Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in East and West Sussex and cares for over 280 children and young adults from 0-25 years of age with progressive, life-limiting medical conditions from Sussex and South East Hampshire.
There is an estimated 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex. Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological and bereavement support, end of life and short break care and sibling support.
This crucial work was highlighted when the team where taken on a tour of the facilities. The hospice costs nearly £3 million per year to run but families are never charged for their care. Less than 8p in every pound is funded by the government, so it relies heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.