Storytime with Sid

During the current lock-down situation it can be hard to find things for children to do but we may have a solution! Sid Sloane has recorded his first ‘Storytime with Sid’ video, reading ‘Lucy’s Adventures in Narnia’.

Sid, a Rockinghorse Trustee and CBeebies presenter, thought it would be a great idea to read some stories for younger children to keep them amused while they’re stuck at home along with giving parents some down time.

These stories form part of our Be a Rockinghorse Hero campaign which includes a ‘Rockinghorse Force’ pack with a range of activities and fundraising ideas for younger people while at home.

The Rockinghorse Force.

The Rockinghorse Force centres around building a team of heroes dedicated to making a difference by raising money for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. Four super-powered rockinghorses who lead the teams represent the qualities and characteristics of the charity.

Within the pack there are four challenges for children to complete which their family and friends can sponsor them to take part in. These challenges include problem solving, helping, making and activity tasks all designed to be both fun and interesting.

You can find out more about the pack and how children can get involved by looking here.

We need your help.

Our funding stream has been severely diminished during the COVID-19 outbreak. With marathon season being postponed and events being cancelled it has meant that we have lost thousands of pounds of income.

Sid Sloane, Rockinghorse Trustee and CBeebies presenter, explains why now, more than ever, the charity needs help; “Rockinghorse has been providing life-saving equipment to help sick children across Sussex for over 50 years. However, due to the current situation, their funds are being seriously depleted, and this will directly impact on the support the Royal Alex can provide.

Whilst we are all having to re-adjust to the ever-changing situation, we want to encourage people to still think about how they can help us. There are lots of ways that you and your family can get involved and raise money, even while you are confined to your home.

Children respond amazingly well to being set a challenge and this new pack provides lots of these along with games, puzzles and fundraising ideas, many of which are also aimed at helping around the home. Whatever you can do, big or small, will really help Rockinghorse at this incredibly challenging time.”

More stories.

Sid will be reading more stories for younger children and these videos will be regularly posted on the Rockinghorse YouTube channel. This will be a great opportunity for children to enjoy a story and some quiet time so look out for these in the coming weeks.

For more ideas on how you can continue to help keep our children’s hospital functioning to the high standards we want for our children at this critical time, search Rockinghorse on social media, visit the website or look for the ‘Be a Rockinghorse Hero’ page on Just Giving.

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