Brighton-based digital marketing agency Search Seven has raised a total of £20,000, to be shared amongst seven charities including Rockinghorse, thanks to their #Share7 fundraising campaign.
Search Seven, who pledge to give 7% of their profits to charity or to support the local community, set an ambitious target to raise £17k across seven different charities in 2018, in celebration of their seventh anniversary. This meant raising the total amount that they had raised in their previous six years, in one.
Gavin Willis, Managing Director of Search Seven, said: “I’m blown away that we have exceeded our target and raised a total of £20k in support of seven fantastic charities. We contacted each charity and told them what we were going to give to them. Their responses of gratitude and stories of what they are going to do with the money had me in tears as we are now understanding the real impact that the #Share7 campaign will have on people’s lives.”
Rockinghorse was chosen as the flagship charity of the campaign and we are so very grateful for the £10,000 donation received from the #Share7 campaign. The funds raised will be donated to our projects at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton – of which we are a vital supporter – and it will have a huge impact in the treatment of premature and sick newborn babies.
The six other charities to benefit from the initiative are the Alzheimers Society, Group B Strep Support, Nkuringo Primary & Secondary School in Uganda, The Sussex Beacon, The Clock Tower Sanctuary and Rise.
Gavin added: “We are a purpose-driven organisation and living proof that businesses can be successful whilst playing an active role in the local community. We recently surveyed our clients and 9/10 of them feel proud of us for being a business that gives back. I will look back on #share7 in years to come with immense pride on the real change that we have helped to achieve through the campaign.”