Elfin fun to raise funds
Hundreds of you got involved in our elf-themed festive fundraiser and have raised thousands of pounds for our Christmas appeal.
Our annual Dress Yourself as an Elf day took place on Friday 8 December with participants dressing in red and green and donating £1 towards our appeal, as well as organising extra fundraising activities throughout the week. An elftastic £8,000 has been raised so far, with money still being donated!
Schools, nurseries, community groups and businesses from across the county took part in the festive dress-down day to help make a difference to the lives of premature babies in Sussex. We are raising funds for an X-ray Imaging Machine to provide staff at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) in Brighton with an instant X-ray image, allowing immediate modification of lines and tubes on a premature baby.
Headline sponsors of the elf event, Austin Rees, joined staff members from the play team at the neighbouring Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton – of which we are the official fundraising arm. They donated Christmas presents for young patients who will be spending the festive period in hospital.
Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse, said: “Huge thanks to everyone who got involved in our Dress Yourself as an Elf event this year. We are always overwhelmed by the support, and we love receiving pictures of all the wonderful elf outfits. We are delighted by the amount that has been raised so far which will support our Christmas appeal for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton.”