Local schoolboy, Sebastian Chapman, aged six, has beaten tough competition to win the School Notices’ Winter Warmers photo competition with a snapshot of a young boy in his winter clothes looking towards the West Sussex countryside.
Sebastian is currently in the Pre-Prep at Windlesham House School, near Washington, and he took great delight in giving Caroline Roberts-Quigley, a fundraiser at the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, a cheque for £200 as part of his charity winnings at school this week. The money will be used to help the charity provide local children with the best quality of life when their life is coming to an end.
Sebastian Chapman, Windlesham House School, said: “I am really proud that I won the competition and can now give the Chestnut Tree Trust some money towards their work with sick children.”
Caroline Roberts-Quigley, fundraiser, Chestnut Tree House, said: “We’re incredibly touched that Sebastian has chosen to donate his charity cheque from the competition to the young children we care for at our hospice. The money will go towards our ongoing work with children with life-limiting illnesses and their families”.
Richard Foster, headmaster, Windlesham House School, said: “We’re so proud of boy’s like Sebastian who take part in creative competitions and are thoughtful enough to donate money to poorly children. I know that the Chestnut Tree House will put this donation to good use this Christmas so that the families at the hospice can enjoy the holiday season in what are often difficult circumstances.”
You can find out more about the hospice at www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/about/or the school www.windlesham.com
Sebastian Chapman is pictured with Caroline Roberts-Quigley from Chestnut Tree House.
Report and picture contributed by Windlesham House School.