Whether you’re holding a bake sale, knitting your own parliament of owls, holding a wise owl quiz, or completing the trail in the wackiest way possible, we would love you to join The Big Hoot and get fundraising for Chestnut Tree House!

By getting involved, you’re helping us to be there for children and young people with life-limiting conditions – and their families – across East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.

Fundraising materials

Fundraising guide

Download the fundraising guide to help get you started. We’ve got big ideas to suit all fundraisers, as well as useful information and guidance.

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Poster template

Turn heads with a snazzy poster for your event or fundraiser.

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Sponsorship form

Collect sponsorship for your fundraising activities.

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Promoting on social media

Download the images below and use them on social media – don’t forget to tag us! @ChestnutOwls

Digital Fundraising

Join us on JustGiving to give your fundraising a boost! Your supporters can donate to you quickly and securely and you can easily share and promote your fundraising.

Visit our JustGiving page and select “Start fundraising” to create a page of your very own for The Big Hoot.

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Where your fundraising goes

The Big Hoot is in support of Chestnut Tree House. Since opening in 2003 we’ve cared for over 1,000 children and young people. Our care doesn’t just start and end at the hospice, we also take our services into children’s homes, helping parents and families to take a well-earned break. At Chestnut Tree House, we know how important it is for families to make the most of every moment – spending time together and making precious memories.

We hope that The Big Hoot encourages people to come together and enjoy time with family and friends, while exploring the vibrant city of Chichester and historic town of Arundel, discovering the different owl sculptures. The money raised from The Big Hoot will help children live as full a life as possible, no matter what their condition – enabling them to access all the everyday activities that children enjoy, like splashing about in a swimming pool or hunting for bugs (or owls!) in the woods.

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