A children's hospice has been given £5,000 from the sale of clothing inspired by David Bowie.

Chestnut Tree House in Arundel, which cares for children with life-limiting illnesses, received the money after the success of the range, which was created by Notjust clothing.

More than 2,000 scarves, 800 jumpers and nearly 150 blankets were sold.

The products were all influenced by a Snowman-themed scarf worn by Bowie when he introduced the animated film of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman for VHS in 1982.

The range is still available to buy at at www.notjustclothing.co.uk.

Chestnut Tree House was the chosen charity to benefit from the money raised as Raymond Briggs, who lived in Sussex, was a long-term patron.

Anna Jones, Chestnut Tree House director of children’s services, said: "Children’s hospice care is about living and giving children amazing opportunities.

"As well as providing specialist care, we want to help children do all the things that children enjoy – from dressing up for Christmas jumper day to meeting Santa and his reindeer.

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"Thank you to Notjust clothing for their wonderful support – this donation will help us add life to shortened years.”

Mike Harding, Notjust clothing’s founder, said: "We are so proud to support the life-changing work that Chestnut Tree House is doing.

"We know that the work they do is vital in providing support and the best quality of life for children, young people and families who have been impacted by life-limiting conditions and we’re pleased to have played our part in helping them towards this goal through our donation.”