Churchill Square welcomes back hospice giving tree


Churchill Square is once again supporting Sussex children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House, with its tree, covered in gift tags containing Christmas wishes from children who use the services at the hospice.

Shoppers are asked to remember the true spirit of Christmas and help make children’s wishes come true. People are asked to select a tag from the tree and pick up an extra present as they purchase gifts for their loved ones.

The Giving Tree will be located in the lower mall at Churchill Square Shopping Centre until December 23 and all gifts will then be taken to Chestnut Tree House in time for Christmas Day.

Chestnut Tree House near Arundel is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and provides specialist palliative care for children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with life-limiting and life-threatening illness from across the county.

This year’s Giving Tree appeal aims to make Christmas a truly magical experience for all the children and families of Chestnut Tree House to treasure.

Juliette MacPherson, the hospice’s community fundraiser added: “We would like to thank Churchill Square for all their support for Chestnut Tree House and are delighted to be working with them again this year.

“A big thank you to all the customers too for purchasing an extra gift for the children at Chestnut Tree House and helping to make Christmas such a magical time for them. We collected 14 presents for the children, a retail value of £160 and also collected a further £480 from the bucket collection.”