Staff from Paxton, the Brighton-based access control firm, have exceeded their target to fund-raise the daily operating costs of a local children’s charity.
Chestnut Tree House cares for children and young adults, aged between 0-19 years of age, with progressive, life-shortening conditions. Around 300 children use the service each year, both in its premises in West Sussex and in the children’s own homes.
Customised to the complex needs of the children and young people in their care, the facilities at Chestnut Tree House include a multi-sensory room, a swimming pool and a woodland walk.
The Paxton team exceeded their fundraising target – the charity’s £6,850 daily running costs – through a range of fundraising activities, including selling bacon sandwiches for breakfast, holding a bake-off competition and raffles, and running the Brighton Marathon.
“It’s important to the staff at Paxton that we help local charities and we’re very proud to have supported Chestnut Tree House as we know monies raised will make a difference to the children and their families at this amazing hospice,” said Kate Hotson, projects and events manager at Paxton, which designs and manufactures electronic IP access control and video door entry solutions.
Said Dannii Binns, corporate fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House: “We are so grateful to Paxton for choosing to support Chestnut Tree House. The team have really thrown themselves into fundraising, both at their office in Brighton and by taking part in events, and have raised enough to pay for a full day of our care services, which is amazing.
“We need to raise £6,850 every day to provide all our specialist care services, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes, so support from our local business community is invaluable. On behalf of Chestnut Tree House, I would like to thank everyone at Paxton for their support.”
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