Search Seven’s support for Rockinghorse

The team at Search Seven have been supporting our charity for a number of years now, through their annual Ted’s Trophy charity football tournament.

Every member of the team at the digital marketing company in Hove chooses a charity to support that’s close to their hearts. Search Seven’s Managing Director Gavin Willis, chose from day one to support Rockinghorse and in particular, the work we do to support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton.

Here, Gavin shares why he is so passionate about supporting our cause…

“It’s no coincidence that the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU), supported by Rockinghorse, is our flagship charity for Search Seven. When I was just a few months old, I had pneumonia and they nursed me back to health. Fast forward one year in to the business, I was looking for a charity to support.

Around that time, my godson Ted was born scoring a zero on the Apgar Scale (an assessment of how a baby is doing at birth, which determines whether they are ready to meet the world without medical assistance). Ted had some swelling on the brain, so he spent time in intensive care followed by five days on a cooling mat to keep his body temperature down in order to reduce the swelling and any further damage. We were told that things didn’t look good.

There’s a happy ending to this story though, because through the support of the exceptional staff and the ground-breaking equipment at the TMBU, Ted pulled through. The work all the staff put in to nursing sick babies back to health is awe-inspiring. That’s why we, along with the support of Ted’s parents Claire and Dean, decided to support the TMBU and Rockinghorse as our key charity.

I am so proud of what Search Seven has achieved over the last six years. In celebration of our seventh birthday this year, we have launched the #share7 campaign to celebrate in style – and there’s no better way than to do more for charity and help make a difference.”

Search Seven are organising three big charity events this year, starting with the Ted’s Trophy football tournament at the AMEX Stadium on bank holiday Monday 7 May (7pm kick off). This is followed by a golf event on Thursday 30 August and a quiz night on Thursday 22 November.

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