hospice support

chART have donated gifts to 25 children's hospices in the UK since we formed in 2011. However, as a small charity, we are not able to work with all of these hospices at the moment, much as we would love to! Therefore, the Trustees have decided to concentrate our efforts into providing for the hospices and hospitals wards where we already have a working relationship or established contacts,where we feel we could make the most difference. Whilst we will continue to consider requests from any children's hospice or hospital, our fund raising will be focused on providing Arts experiences for the children,young people and their families of Claire House,Wirral; Demelza House,Sittingbourne; Eden House,Carlisle; Francis House,Didsbury;Freeman Children's Heart Unit, Newcastle;Naomi House, Winchester;Rainbow's, Loughborough;St. Oswald's, Newcastle;Zoe's Place,Liverpool and Middlesbrough. We will also continue to support the Grace House Appeal in Sunderland.

The Trustees wish to offer our deepest thanks to all of our supporters for your continued help, which will enable us to continue to bring an even more diverse range of Arts experiences to these hospices!


Motley - Thin Lizzy sign

Thank you so much to our patron Marco Mendoza and Thin Lizzy for signing a guitar and guitar strap for us in Australia this weekend.  We so appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules for us.

Many thanks to Motley Crue who also signed a guitar and to Nikki Sixx who took time to have a photo with our item. We also wish Vince Neil a speedy recovery, healing thoughts are with you.

Huge thanks must also go to an amazing lady - Vanessa Hofman from Kong Monster Rock for not only representing chART in Australia but for donating 2 amazing guitars and cases.  We truly appreciate your kindness and everything you have done for chART.

Thanks also to the Management of both bands for all your help.


Exit State press release

Patrons Exit State's official press release CLICK HERE


Exit State Patrons

We are extremely proud and honoured to announce Exit State as patrons of chART - Official website


Adam CH Visit

Our Patron Adam Masters and chART trustee Suzanne visited Children and staff of Claire House Children’s Hospice in the Wirral and Francis House Children’s hospice in Manchester on 11th December with a cheque for each hospice to the value of £3250.  Photo’s are in the gallery under Hospices.


Marco CH Visit

Our Patron Marco Mendoza of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders took time out of his busy schedule to visit the children and staff of Claire House Children’s Hospice in the Wirral along with chART trustee Suzanne on 7th December.  A great time was had by all, see photo’s the gallery under Hospices.


Claire House prizes

We've just sent out prizes for the children of Claire House for their Christmas party.chART are also happy to be funding the fabulous children's entertainer Auntie Sally, (who was such a hit at their Jubilee party!) Wishing the children and their famiies a super day!


Naomi House Gusharan

Our Regional Co-ordinator for Southern England,Gursharan, has been visiting Naomi House in Winchester today, delivering some of the prizes they won in our Design a Christmas Card Competition, including a digital camera and Disney goodies. Theatre and cinema vouchers have also been sent as part of the prize. Many thanks to everyone at Naomi House for welcoming Gursharan!   Naomi House said:- The children are having a great time with their new camera. We now have approximately 3,500 extreme close-up pictures of our care team. Thank you so much! (-:


Madchester Guitar

chART’s Patron Adam Masters raises thousands in the Madchester Guitar charity auction.

A guitar signed by the legendary Manchester Music Icons has sold for an amazing £6,600 in a charity auction.

The Madchester Guitar, which was sold through online auction site eBay, was covered in signatures from the likes of the Stone Roses, Oasis, Elbow, Mike Joyce, Rowetta, Johnny Marr, Shaun Ryder and Buzzcocks

The auction was won by an American music fan in Washington DC.

Adam said "I thought I could use my contacts in the music business to do some good." It took two years to get all the signatures, but he said musicians had been more than happy to get their name on the instrument.  Every single artist I've asked to sign the guitar was really happy to get involved. Not one said no," he said.

Suzanne, Jackie & Carol would like to thank Adam from the bottom of our hearts.  The amount of work which has been put into this project is absolutely amazing.  Thank you for donating the proceeds to 2 children’s hospices which chART support and thank you for being such an amazing, kind and caring guy.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Ian Hill for all his help in continuously promoting this auction an his brilliant idea’s for exposure.


Ebay Oct 2012

Our Ebay auctions have now started and will run for 10 days until 22nd October. Take a look at the Icons of Rock guitar, or signed items by Jessie J, The Darkness, Michael Schenker group plus lots more...just click the Ebay sign on the right. Good luck and happy bidding.


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