Girls are kicking up a storm with goal of aiding hospice

Chestnut Tree House has formed a new partnership with Sussex County Women's and Girls Football League
Chestnut Tree House has formed a new partnership with Sussex County Women's and Girls Football League

Broadoak and Horam Junior Football Club’s girls teams have joined forces with Newhaven Girls, Lewes Bridge View, Lewes Ladies, Ringmer Rovers and Seahaven Harriers to promote the work of a leading children’s hospice.

Chestnut Tree House Hospice announced a three year partnership with the Sussex County Women’s and Girls Football League which will help raise awareness of Chestnut Tree House as a local charity within Wealden.

Tony Lelliott, vice chairman of the Sussex County Women’s and Girls Football League (SCWGFL), said: “We are proud to announce this exciting partnership to support the invaluable work of Chestnut Tree House. The SCWGFL have 90 teams in the league and we are just entering into our tenth anniversary year, with clubs spread across Sussex. Our aim is to get all the clubs to take part in a variety of fundraising activities for the charity during the next three years. It’s going to be a really fun and rewarding time!”

Caroline Roberts-Quigley, fundraiser for Chestnut Tree House, said: “This partnership is really exciting and I am grateful to Tony and all of the players and clubs who will be supporting us.

“With clubs located across Sussex, this initiative will really help to raise awareness of Chestnut Tree House, which is the only children’s hospice in Sussex. We provide care to 300 children and youngsters from 0-19 with life-shortening and life-threatening illnesses.”