7 year old takes on sponsored walk to raise money for local children’s hospice

Photo of 7 year old Connor

7-year-old, Connor, from Littlehampton, has set himself the challenge of walking from Littlehampton to Arundel and back again on Saturday 19 June to raise funds for local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.

Connor, who loves arts and crafts, thought of the idea all by himself after driving past Chestnut Tree House with his Mum and learning about the children’s hospice.

Connor's mum told V2 Radio: “We often drive past Chestnut Tree House and Connor wants to raise as much money as he can for the children there.

"Connor is very arty and wants to use the money to order lots of arts and crafts materials to make sure all the children get to experience the things he loves - arts, crafts, and messy play.

"He has a long list of what he is hoping to get with the money he raises, so children of all ages get to have something to look forward to.”

Caroline Roberts-Quigley, Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House, says, “From everyone at Chestnut Tree House, I want to wish Connor good luck in all his fundraising, and say a big thank you for being such an inspiration to us all!

“Play and Creative Arts Therapy offers children and young people with life-shortening conditions the chance to express and explore difficult feelings through play. So, Connor’s kind donation will make a big difference to local children who need hospice care. Thank you.”

To support Connor on his fundraising journey, click here

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