Cheese and wine event raises £2,000

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Guests were treated to an evening of sumptuous cheeses and delicious wines at our charity cheese and wine fundraiser this week (Wednesday 24 February 2016).

The annual event was held in the Dome Room at Pub du Vin in Brighton, which was kindly donated for free. Over 70 guests attended and helped to raise an impressive £2,000 through ticket sales and a charity raffle.

David Deaves from La Cave á Fromage provided a varied selection of cheeses which he donated along with his time, and spoke to guests about their unique taste and origin. He was joined by Henry Butler from Butler’s Wine Cellar (both pictured above), who offered complementing wines which he also donated, as well as informing guests how to perfectly pair their wine choices with cheese.

The evening also played host to a special cheque presentation courtesy of one of our supporters, Morgan Sindall (pictured above). Area Director Julien Jones and Senior Contracts Manager Russell Chatfield from the construction company, presented Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse, with a cheque for £20,000 from funds raised throughout 2015.

Speaking at the event, Analiese said: “It’s with great pleasure to accept this cheque from Julien and Russell on behalf of Morgan Sindall who are fantastic supporters of Rockinghorse. The money they have raised will enable us to continue our vital work at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton, as well as the Special Care Baby Unit in Haywards Heath.”

As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, as well as ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. We also provide vital support for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in the neighbouring Royal Sussex County Hospital, and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit based at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

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