Whilst competing in the race Richard thought that it would be a good idea to raise money for an excellent cause in tandem. 


Richard's chosen charity is Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, so if you'd like to support Richard on this venture then please donate generously to the Chestnut Tree Appeal.  (See below for information).


Many thanks in advance for your support.




Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and cares for children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses from all over the county. 


Completed in 2003, the hospice provides a ‘home from home’ environment with 10 children’s bedrooms plus 8 family rooms, a wet and dry play area, computer and music rooms, a multi sensory room and hydrotherapy pool.  The house is set in beautiful gardens within an area of outstanding natural beauty.


There are potentially 400 families with life-limited children in Sussex.  Chestnut Tree House offers support for the whole family including psychological support, care in bereavement therapy, end of life and respite care and sibling support. 


The hospice costs approximately £1.6 million per year to run.  Families are not charged for their care and the hospice receives no government funding at all, so it relies completely on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.


A friend and colleague of Richard’s, Catherine Oehlers, is looking after the fundraising side of Richard’s trip. If you would like to make a donation to Richard’s chosen charity you can do so either by direct bank transfer or cheque as detailed below:-


Bank Transfer:

Chestnut Tree House

Sort Code - 070093

Bank Account - 33333334

Account Number / Reference - 0321/703797652


Please email Catherine to let her know and include your home address in the email. That way we can claim gift aid on your donation, allowing us to make even more money for the children. - Subject ‘Donation’.


Cheques made payable to ‘Catherine Oehlers’ or ‘Chestnut Tree House’ and sent to:


Catherine Oehlers

B&W Loudspeakers Limited

Dale Road


West Sussex

BN11 2BH


Alternatively, if you would like a sponsor form to collect at your school or workplace etc, please email or ring her on 01903 221800/01273 692142 and she will be happy to send you one.


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