The Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice shop in Billingshurst recently launched their Disney event. Attendees dressed up for the party and there was cake, costumes and a special visit from local actress, Sue Jameson, (New Tricks, Grandpa in My Pocket).
Sue, who is a regular customer, said: “I’m really happy to support Chestnut Tree House. We know some people whose children have needed help and it is nice to know that Chestnut Tree House is there to support them. It really is a wonderful place for the whole family. I also love going into the Billingshurst shop, chatting with the team and buying some of their plants.”
The shop has been turned into a Disney emporium full of donated Disney items including clothing, toys, games, DVDs and bric-a-brac for sale until Saturday (10 August).
During the event there is a colouring competition, for children of 7 years and under and for 8 years and over, with prizes of family tickets kindly donated by Fishers Farm Park. Colouring sheets can be picked up from the shop.
Organisers are giving thanks to local student, Asher Hurwood, from The Weald Community School in Billingshurst, who played the piano outside the shop. The piano – decorated by children from Billingshurst Primary School – is part of the Street Pianos project, celebrating the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019.
Street Pianos have popped up in six locations in the Horsham District this summer and are free to play for all – from novice to seasoned musicians. The project is supporting Chestnut Tree House to help spread the word about the vital care they provide and the ways they support local life-limited children and their families.
The shop is at 58-60 High Street, Billingshurst, RH14 9NY. Tel: 01403 786798. Further details can be found on our website www.chestnut-tree-house.org.