Chestnut Tree House Shop in Havant’s 5th Birthday

Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice charity shop in West Street, Havant, opened in 2012 and celebrates its 5th birthday in June. We’re holding a party on Friday 16 June, between 11am and 1pm, at the shop, and inviting everyone to come along and help us
celebrate.

Our CEO of Chestnut Tree House, Hugh Lowson, will be attending together with staff, volunteers, customers and donors. Come and meet our lovely mascot, Chester Bear, who will also be making an appearance on the day. There will be refreshments for everyone together with a sunshine themed birthday cake, a tombola and a hook-a-duck game for
the children. So come along and join in the fun!

Shop Manager, Jacquie Neale, and the team are encouraging everyone to write a birthday message on their Chestnut Tree House paper chain to send to the children, young people and families who use the hospice. Made up of colourful sunshine yellow links, the paper chain will be on display at the shop during the birthday celebrations and then presented to Chestnut Tree House. It will be on view in Reception for children, families, staff and volunteers to read and enjoy the lovely messages of support from the local community. Come along and write your birthday message for Chestnut Tree House – suggested donation of 50p per message.

Head of Retail, Jan Harper said: “Our Havant shop is our only Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice shop in South East Hampshire. Last year Chestnut Tree House cared for 39 children in the local area, both at the hospice and through a dedicated team of Community Nurses delivering care in families’ own homes.”

“We’d like to thank all of our customers and donors over the last 5 years for their generous support, and hope that everyone will come along on the day and help us celebrate.”

If anyone would like to donate their time or their pre-loved good quality items, we would be very grateful. The shop is situated at 6 West Street, Havant PO9. Telephone: 02392 478668.

If you would like any further information, or to attend the party, please contact jane.binns@stbh.org.uk or 07880788091