Sussexsport raises thousands for children in Sussex

The Sussexsport team from the University of Sussex has raised over £3,800 for Rockinghorse, with the help of staff and students.

We are the nominated charity of Sussexsport, who are the sports service at the University of Sussex. They have been fundraising for us over the last three years, and staff have devised increasingly innovative ways to raise funds.

Events organised by the Sussexsport team include a spin bike challenge for staff and students across campus, a gruelling 270-kilometre cycle ride to France and back and more recently, a 6-a-side mixed football tournament, together raising £3,876.04.

The funds raised will continue to support our work and make a difference to the lives of sick children in Sussex. This includes our Sussex Giving for Sussex Children 50th anniversary appeal, where we aim to raise £500,000 this year to be split between 10 children’s centres and paediatric services across the county.

Simon Tunley, Head of Sport, commended Sussexsport staff and the wider University for their fundraising efforts, he said: “Sussexsport are very proud to support Rockinghorse in its 50th year and we are extremely pleased to have raised such a large amount for such a great cause. Sussexsport staff voted to support Rockinghorse knowing the great work they do in supporting families during such difficult times – some have experienced first-hand the impact they can have on a child’s life.”

Liz McCluskey, Schools & Community Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, added: “We cannot thank the team from the University of Sussex sports department enough for their continued fundraising efforts. They have organised some fantastic events and raise a wonderful amount of money to support our work.”

Sussexsport have organised two more upcoming fundraising events in May, including a Boundary Fun Run and Boundary Walk – good luck to everyone taking part and thank you for supporting us.

To find out more about the 10 projects we’re supporting in our 50th year, please click here.

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