This year, CHASE hopes to support 300 families at a cost of 3.5m

We know that there are at least 720 families in our area who have life limited children and therefore may need our support

CHASE hospice care for children exists to support families with life-limited children - that is, children or young people who are not expected to reach the age of 19 because of illnesses that are incurable.

The care network that CHASE offers stretches throughout SW London, Surrey and Sussex.

The heart of the CHASE service is its Community Team, whose members are out and about every day of the year supporting these families where it counts most - in their own homes and communities.

CHASE also has its own children's hospice, called Christopher's, which is based at Artington near Guildford - a fantastic facility where families can come to spend some quality time together.

Christopher's can also give the life-limited child some independent time out if the family needs to take a rest elsewhere.

CHASE supports families throughout the illness of their child, and beyond. Without CHASE many families would find it difficult to cope.

It costs 3.5 million each year to run CHASE, which has to be raised almost entirely through charitable donations and fundraising.

CHASE provides its caring service free of charge, 24 hours a day, every day of the year and in whatever way it is needed.