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16 August 2022 • Forest Row Local
Chestnut Tree House Open Water Swim
  Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity that offers support for children with life limiting and life-threatening conditions. The charity is there
to ensure that both the children and their families are able to spend as much quality time together as possible. The charity has been set up to offer services to children and young people from birth to eighteen and under special circumstance will consider referrals for young adults over eighteen. They will also consider pre-birth referrals too.
Chestnut Tree House was founded in 1997 with its headquarters based in Arundel, West Sussex. It is believed there could potentially be up to 1,000 families with progressive life shortening conditions living in the areas covered by the charity. These areas span the whole of West Sussex, East Sussex, Brighton
and Hove as well as South East Hampshire. The charity offers
not only end of life care but psychological and short break care too. The charity’s goal is to offer the best quality care for children and young adults as well as their families by offering them
a total package of practical, social and spiritual support.
The charity raises funds through its many charity shops and fund-raising events and also relies heavily on volunteers
and donations. As well as their many shops where you can take donations, as well as purchase good quality clothing, toys
and furniture, they also offer a furniture collection.
Check out their website www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk for terms and conditions. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, there are a range of roles on offer both within the hospice and the community.
Local swimmers, or anyone who has been considering taking the plunge and trying open water swimming may be interested in taking part in the latest charity fund-raising event on August 29th. The event, which will be held at Weir Wood Reservoir in Forest Row, will be a wild water swim.
Anyone interested in taking part can find out more at the Charity’s website.
Image credit: Photo by Thomas Dils on Unsplash
There will be an opportunity to make a splash and raise funds for the charity by taking part in a one, three or even 5km swim. If you haven’t tried it or are just starting out on your wild water swimming journey you can take on the
1km beginner’s swim. When you sign up you will be supported every step of your journey to achieving your first swim on open water. If you are a confident and experienced wild water swimmer you can take on the greater challenge of the three or five kilometre swim and you will also be given training plans and tips to help you achieve this challenge.
All those taking part will be given support, help to stay motivated and help you prepare. They will also be sharing tips from some very experienced open water swimmers and coaches. Any swimming related questions or concerns you may have will also be answered.
This is the first fund raising event of its kind for the charity and they would really like it to be a success so if you’re ready to take the plunge sign up now.
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