Since launching a long-term fundraising campaign with local children’s charity, Rockinghorse, we have exceeded our fundraising target to enable the opening of a Children’s Emergency Unit at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. The A&E Unit was officially open in January 2012 and we are hugely grateful to all those who have supported us with this project. Our fundraising also enabled the installation of two, 3D Interactive Pain Distracter Units (which include a range of age appropriate interactive 3D software programs). These systems are at the forefront of emergency care for young people in the UK.
We continue to support the charity, long term, by donating a percentage of the sale of a signature dish and the children's menu to the charity.
We have currently raised over £26,000.
Rockinghorse brings hope to families in challenging times, improving the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable children in Sussex and Surrey. Many of those the charity support are living with life-threatening conditions, profound physical or learning disabilities, mental health problems or have complex medical needs.
Working in partnership with respite centres and children’s hospitals, Rockinghorse strives to make services stimulating, cutting edge and accessible for the many babies, children and teenagers who need them.
Rockinghorse has been helping sick children in Sussex and the surrounding areas for over 40 years.