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Welcome to chART! Watch this space for the latest about our activities and events.

Sir Paul McCartney supports chART – Children’s Hospice Arts

chART would like to sincerely thank Sir Paul McCartney for his tremendously generous donation to our Laser Harp Fund for Claire House Children’s Hospice on the Wirral.  Sir Paul’s donation along with the fabulous proceeds of our Nickelback signed guitar, proceeds of John Bromley’s Marathon, chART’s Icons of Rock Calendar and the summer fayre at Paint Pot means we can now purchase Claire House the items on their wish list.

Soundbeam 5 with 5 switches.  For the children with very limited movement, a Mini Joystick with grasp, a grasp switch and some pal pad switches.

This is what the Soundbeam will mean to the children and young people at Claire House...

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chART are so very honoured and proud to announce & welcome 3 new patrons to our cause. The loveliest of ladies,Sue Ashcroft, who has supported us since we began. The fabulous Nathan James and the awesome Jeff Scott Soto. The chART ladies Carol Bromley, Suzanne Price and Jackie Hassall are so thrilled and we look forward to working with you all.

The amazing Nuno Bettencourt signed a guitar for chART UK along with the rest of the Extreme band members...a huge thank you to the fabulous Sue Ashcroft for organising our guitar to be signed by them. Please go to the 'Our Work' section of the photo gallery to see the photos.

!Amazing News!

chART would like to sincerely thank Christian at for his incredible kindness & generosity to our cause.  Christian has donated a wonderful 20  soundbeamz which will be arriving tomorrow at the following hospices which chART support. Claire House Children's Hospice (Wirral), Grace House Children's Hospice (Sunderland), Naomi House and Jacks place (Winchester), Demelza House Children's Hospice (Kent), Francis House Children’s Hospice (Manchester), St.Oswald's Hospice (Newcastle), Jigsaw Cumbria Children's Hospice (Carlisle), Zoe's Place Baby Hospice (Middlesbrough), Forget Me Not Children's Hospice (Huddersfield), Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice (Sheffield), Freeman Hospital Children's Heart Unit, Rainbows Hospice for Children & Young People (Loughborough), Grace's Place Children's Hospice, (Radcliffe).

Please take a look at the beamz – The website, facebook page, Youtube is below and also give them a follow on Twitter!

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chART's April Ebay auctions are now live and will run for 10 days finishing on the 6th May 2014.

They include some amazing signed items from Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal of Guns N' Roses, Europe, Black Star Riders, Halestorm, Alter Bridge, Circa, Black Stone Cherry, The Dead Daisies & Daughtry. Plus a signed guitar from Nickelback and our multi artist signed Icons of Rock II guitar; signed by Black Star Riders, Foreigner, Europe, Halestorm, Alter Bridge, The Dead Daisies, Black Stone Cherry, Gun, Graham Bonnet, Dave Meniketti, Bobbly Kimball and Eric Martin.

All proceeds will go to helping children and young people with life limiting conditions in Hospices and Hospital wards.

Happy bidding and please dig deep for this worthwhile cause.

Please CLICK HERE to go direct to our Ebay auctions

Jon Bon Jovi kicks off our Australian Icons of Rock guitar.  Huge thanks to Jon and his management for their kindness. Next up to sign are The Dead Daisies.

This is what chART is all about. Beautiful photos just received from Eden House Christmas party on 1st December. The children and their families had a wonderful time...the smiles say it all! We were delighted to organise and fund the fantastic entertainer; Joel Dickinson, and fabulous face painter; Gemma, from Silly Gilly Party Fun. Huge thanks to everyone who supports chART, helping to bring about special days like this one for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families. It really does mean so much to them. XXX

See all the photos HERE

Huge thank you to Nickelback, Paolo & Bradlee for their kindness to Children's Hospice Arts and their continued support.
Our Signed Nickelback Epiphone Les Paul Junior Special II will be auctioned soon to raise much needed funds. See the photo here

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