Based in the Chichester area of West Sussex, The Sussex Snowdrop Trust provides:

Children’s Community Nurses

Children’s Community Nurses administer medication and perform various procedures when the Snowdrop child is at home. They give medical advice, teach parents how to manage their child’s medicines and treatments, listen to problems and liaise with other Health Professionals.

Health Care Assistants

Support a family by either taking siblings or the Snowdrop child out or playing with them in their own home. This allows a parent some respite or quality time with another child and is a way for children to enjoy a different environment or try some new creative play.

The Snowdrop Counsellors

Our counsellors offer valuable emotional support. They help by befriending and supporting families throughout their child’s illness should it be needed. They also provide bereavement support.

Financial Assistance

The charity helps in any way that can relieve parents of the extra financial problems that occur when a child has a life threatening or terminal illness e.g. household equipment and bills, travelling expenses to hospital and so much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many children do you help?

There are currently 73 local children on the Snowdrop pathway. The Snowdrop pathway is for children who are diagnosed with a life threatening or terminal illness.

We cover Hayling Island, Emsworth, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey, Arundel, Billingshurst, Petworth and Midhurst areas.

Where does the money go?

About £380,000 is spent annually on direct family care, which includes paying the wages of our special Care at Home Team, as well as the urgent financial requests for equipment or petrol vouchers to support families whose child is receiving treatment in hospital.

Who refers them to Snowdrop?

On diagnosis the Consultant Paediatrician refers the child to the Children’s Community Nursing Team. The family are then contacted and visited by one of the Care at Home Team within 48 hours.

What do the Nurses do?

They support families from the time a child is diagnosed and throughout their illnesses. They visit the children in their homes to teach and enable parents to be confident as they care for their child. The nurses also liaise with other professionals involved in the child’s care.