Whether you are a team of four or 104, in the office or working from home, an adrenaline seeker or a foodie fanatic, we want to help your team make 2021 a year to remember. So, let Chestnut Tree House know what you will do this year and kick-start the conversation now!
Need some inspiration? This is what Amy Hart is doing!
Worthing girl, Amy Hart, visited Chestnut Tree House within a fortnight of leaving the Love Island villa in July 2019 and pledged her support for the children’s hospice. Fast forward to December 2020 and Amy became an Ambassador for the charity and has been thinking of ways to get involved further in the coming year.
“My family and I have supported Chestnut Tree House for many years as it’s our local children’s hospice,” explains Amy. “When I came out of the Love Island villa, I was determined to be a ‘responsible influencer’ and talk to my audience about causes and subjects close to my heart, as well as my interests and everyday life.
“I was honoured to be asked to become an Ambassador for Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House. There are a lot of misconceptions around hospice care – for children and adults, but it’s so important as none of us know when we might need it. The hospices receive very little government funding, so donations, fundraising and support from businesses and individuals in the local community are critical.”
To show her support for Chestnut Tree House, Amy has committed to taking on an abseil challenge for the charity in 2021. “I wanted to do something a bit different in the new year, so thought ‘why not abseil from a great height!’ I hope I’ll be able to raise some funds for the hospice as well as awareness of the vital work they do,” says Amy.
After completing a 23-mile Pier-to-Pier challenge for Chestnut Tree House in May 2020, Amy also has her sights set on taking part in a running event at some point in the future. “I started getting back into running again during the second lockdown. I haven’t signed up for a Half Marathon or Marathon yet but watch this space!”
There are so many ways that your workplace can get involved with Chestnut Tree House. What will you do this year?
Take on a challenge
Whatever you fancy, there’s a way for you to boost staff morale and take on a challenge - cycling, walking, skydiving, and so much more.
Take on a virtual challenge
You could even take part in a virtual challenge whilst working at home and compete with your colleagues. Chestnut Tree House nurses walk between 7,000 and 10,000 steps a day when looking after children with life-shortening conditions. Could you challenge yourself to walk the same number of steps every day, for the month of February?
Put on your own fundraiser
Funky fancy dress Friday, a great themed bake off or a virtual quiz? Liven up the office and put on your own fundraiser.
Help raise vital funds
Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to regularly give to charities of their choice on a tax-free basis.
To find out how you and your business can support local children with life-shortening conditions and their families this year, visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/this-year-i-will
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