Drusillas hands over charity cheque

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Drusillas Park have raised over £1,200...

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Drusillas Park have raised over £1,200 for Rockinghorse, thanks to our 2018 Charity of the Year partnership…

Each year, Drusillas Park supports a cause dedicated to the welfare of children. They handed over a cheque for £1,206, which represented the sum of donations raised by the Park over the course of last year. Throughout the year we had an ongoing presence at Drusillas, with a static display and collecting tins in the retail outlets. Mulan the red panda was also chosen by us as our supporting animal; with 20% of Mulan’s adoption proceeds being donated to our charity.

Hollie Trezise, Schools and Community Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, said: “Our partnership with Drusillas Park throughout 2018 has been great. The total that was raised during the year was a real boost to our funds and we’d like to thank all of their generous visitors for their support.”

“We enjoyed a fantastic day at the Park in the summer with some of the families that we care for in East Sussex. Many of our families can’t afford special days out so it was lovely for them to enjoy a day at Drusillas. We are trying to raise the profile of our charity across the county as we know that there are many more families that we could be helping. Drusillas has been fantastic at raising awareness of our work, for which we are extremely grateful.”

Director, Cassie Poland, added: “We were delighted to have worked with Rockinghorse during 2018. Drusillas Park is enjoyed by many young families and it is therefore very important to us that our Charity of the Year is dedicated to the welfare of children. Rockinghorse is an excellent charity and we really enjoyed working closely with them to support the fantastic work they do.”

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information, visit www.drusillas.co.uk.