NEWHAVEN – hospice help by Chailey lad

Young lad Daniel MacDiarmid (known as Shrimpy) is pulling out all the stops to help those less fortunate than himself.

Known as Shrimpy, he undertakes a range of challenges to raise money to buy Christmas presents for the very sick children in the Chestnut tree house hospice, and is being helped in his endeavours by a Newhaven business.

This year Daniel’s challenge involves an abseil off a viaduct 100ft high which he will do at least 10 times, giving him a total abseil of 1000 ft which is the equivalent of the Shard in London if he has any energy left he will do it another three times giving him a total equivalent to the Empire State in New York.

When the Chailey lad does the challenge he will be wearing a top which Paradise Park in Newhaven is designing, complete with company logos of his sponsors and the names of his supporters. Once Shrimp does the challenge he will then go out shopping for toys and gifts which he will deliver to the children.

“It should be an amazing experience and many people will see exactly what he does every year to help children and their families to make them happy in very sad and desperate situations”, says Tina Marriott from Tates Garden Centres which has been helping Shrimpy.

Paradise Park supported this young lads challenge by donating a water feature and a Nerf Tennis ball blaster.

Pictured is Daniel with younger brother Oakley, and Hannah Parkinson from Paradise Park’s pet department presenting him with the store’s donation.