Hospice named firm’s charity of the year

Air Partner employee Ben Cupidi after he ran the Brighton Marathon for Chestnut Tree House in a time of 4hours 42minutes, raising over ?950 - picture submitted by Air Partner 6XfRtoUxxUy6sHLc5OK5

Air Partner employee Ben Cupidi after he ran the Brighton Marathon for Chestnut Tree House in a time of 4hours 42minutes, raising over ?950 - picture submitted by Air Partner 6XfRtoUxxUy6sHLc5OK5

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Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in Arundel has been chosen again as a charity of the year by leading aviation service group Air Partner.

The company has been supporting the hospice since 2013 and support will continue this year as it introduced an initiative allowing UK employees one day off a year to volunteer for a charitable cause. Employees voted Macmillan Cancer Support as its national partner cause.

Chestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.

Air Partner has a whole host of fundraising events in the pipeline, ranging from coffee mornings and bake-offs to a sponsored skydive, bike ride to Paris and even a trek through Cambodia. All employees are being encouraged to get involved as the company seeks to raise as much money as possible for these incredibly worthwhile causes, and some are really going the extra mile: Ben Cupidi from the Freight team recently ran the Brighton marathon for Chestnut Tree House raising over £950.

Terrina Barnes, corporate fundraising manager for Chestnut Tree House, said: “I would like to thank Air Partner for their long term commitment and support.

“Since 2013 they have raised a significant amount of funds for the hospice, as well as donating valuable gifts for the children at the House.

“Air Partner sponsored one of our events as well as the staff donating their unwanted items to help stock our charity shops across Sussex.

“At Chestnut Tree House our goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families. It costs well over £3.5 million each year to provide all our care services. We receive less than seven per cent from central government funding so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the local community.”

If your company has been inspired by Air Partner and would like to get involved with supporting Chestnut Tree House, please contact the Corporate Fundraisers on 01903 871836 or corporate@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk to find out more or visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/corporate.