Brighton Bricks donates LEGO to the Alex

LEGO enthusiast Nick Bright took part in the London to Brighton 100km Ultra Challenge in...

Nick Bright of Brighton Bricks with Amy Farmer from the Play Team at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

LEGO enthusiast Nick Bright took part in the London to Brighton 100km Ultra Challenge in May. He was raising funds for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton.

The epic challenge saw Rockinghorse supporter Nick, walk through the day and night across the Bank Holiday weekend. The charity challenge is not only physically demanding, but also proved to be a test of mental agility too.

Nick has raised a fantastic £400 in sponsorship from friends and family following his challenge. The funds have been used to purchase LEGO for young patients at the Alex, which is a huge passion of his.

Nick runs Brighton Bricks. It is an organisation which provides workshops to businesses and charities that showcases how LEGO can help people of all ages through play. Brighton Bricks also run social events for fellow LEGO fans in the Brighton area, as well as taking part in community events.

Not only that, Nick also has a personal connection to the Alex. This proved to be the motivation he needed to succeed in his challenge. He explains, “My son was a patient at the Alex when he needed surgery at just three-months-old. Play is so important for our mental health and can be of huge benefit to a child in hospital. I am so pleased to be able to donate this LEGO that can be enjoyed by young patients on the wards.”

Hannah Seltzer, Challenge Events Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, joined Nick as he presented £400 worth of LEGO to Amy Farmer from the Play Team. She says, “We have always been a big advocate of play in hospital and its place in the recovery journey of a young patient. The LEGO will provide enjoyment to many children at the Alex for years to come. We are so grateful to Nick for his support.”

The LEGO sets will be enjoyed by young patients at the Alex.

About Rockinghorse

Rockinghorse is proud to be the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. We aim to make life better for sick and disadvantaged babies, children and adolescents in Sussex.

Through our fundraising, we provide life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment. In addition to this, we fund support services and items to ensure that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. To find out more about our projects, please click here.