Thank you to our wonderful volunteers

This week I would like to say thanks a million to each and every one of our fabulous volunteers!

Monday, 30th November 2015, 12:52 pm
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At this time of year we are thinking about buying gifts for one another, so it is a pertinent time to share our gratitude and say a very big thank you to our volunteers for their incredible generosity with their gift of time for the children’s hospice.

At any one time, there are numerous volunteers giving up their time to help us in many different ways.

Volunteers play a vital role in East Sussex, whether it’s in one of our shops, at a fundraising event or out in our community. Being part of the Chestnut Tree team and helping us to spread the word about the work of our children’s hospice is invaluable. Without volunteers, Chestnut Tree just would not be able to function.

Everyone is so committed to our cause and we are so thankful to our volunteers for their daily dedication to the children’s hospice for Sussex.

Chestnut Tree relies on 93% of its total income coming from Fundraising, donations, legacies, retail and our weekly lottery, as statutory funding amounts to less than 7%. We expect that our direct spending on children’s care services will be well over £3.5m a year over the next three years.

The contribution of the volunteers’ gift of time is worth in excess of £1 million – what can I say but thank you all so much, you are one in a million!

If you would like to learn more about volunteering for us, you can either visit our website at, email [email protected] or call Voluntary Services on 01903 706315. We have lots of roles and times to suit you.