ABN AMRO shows support for Rockinghorse

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Thanks to the support of the team from ABN AMRO, we have received a donation of £2,712.03 to help us improve the lives of sick children in Sussex.

The commercial finance company, with offices in Haywards Heath, asked staff to nominate charities to be selected as one of four Charity of the Year partners. Rockinghorse was nominated last November, and since then, the team have been actively fundraising through various events and initiatives, organised by an in-house charity committee.

Fundraising events included staff dress-down days, a pizza day as well as a grand summer raffle, which included a holiday for two to Cyprus as the star prize! The holiday was kindly donated by Marcus Ponting from their IT team whose family own an apartment there.

The money raised for Rockinghorse will be donated towards ongoing renovation work at Finches Short Breaks Centre in Burgess Hill. This will include garden and outdoor activity improvements for the children and young people with complex health and physical needs that depend on the centre.

Barry Robinson, Asset Manager (International & Corporate Clients) at ABN AMRO, said: “We’ve had a great time supporting Rockinghorse and have enjoyed all the fundraising. We look forward to working with Finches Short Breaks Centre next year as part of a staff volunteering day.”

Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse, recently met with members of the ABN AMRO charity team for an official cheque presentation (pictured above), she said: “We are so grateful for the support of the team from ABN AMRO who have raised a fantastic amount of money to support our work. We are really pleased to be able to allocate some of the funds raised to the Finches project, just down the road from them in Burgess Hill.”

Rockinghorse is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. Through our ‘Sussex Giving for Sussex Children’ initiative, we are pledging to donate £500,000 worth of funding to be split between 10 children’s centres and paediatric services in Sussex. To find out more about our 50th year appeal, please click here.

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