Sussex Schools provide super support

As the academic year draws to a close, we’re taking the opportunity to thank schools, nurseries, colleges and universities for their invaluable support.

We’ve worked closely with our education partners, who have helped us to support sick children in Sussex through a variety of fundraising initiatives this 2016-17 school year, and have raised an incredible £23,000!

From dress-down days (including our annual Dress as an Elf event in December) to school disco’s, from swim-a-thons to mini-miles, read-a-thons and table top sales – they’ve done it all.

Liz McCluskey, Schools & Community Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, said: “What a year it’s been! We are absolutely overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from our education partners, who have raised an amazing amount of money. It’s been a pleasure to work with so many wonderful schools, and I’ve really enjoyed meeting with staff and pupils at assembly presentations to talk about our 50th year appeal.”

Rockinghorse launched our 50th year appeal at the end of 2016; funds raised by School’s will be donated to our Golden Jubilee appeal; Sussex Giving for Sussex Children. We aim to raise £500,000 which will be split between 10 children’s centres and paediatric services in Sussex.

Our thanks to some very special schools, nurseries, colleges and universities for their support:

Ardingly Pre-Prep School, Beacon Academy, Bede’s Prep School, BHASVIC, Blatchington Mill School, Bluebells Day Nursery, Brighton & Hove District Schools FA, Brighton University Baking Society, Brighton University Cheerleading Society, Brighton University Pool Society, City College Brighton and Hove, Church Lane Nursery Southwick, Cumnor House School, Denton Community Primary School, Downs Infant School, Durrington High School, Each Peach Childcare, Eskdale Junior School, Funland Pre-School, Hamsey Community Primary School, Hertford Infant School, Holbrook Primary School, Hopscotch Nursery Seaford, Hove Park School, Hurstpierpoint College, Longhill School, Maresfield Playgroup, Our Lady of Lourdes, Plumpton Primary School, Priory School, Lewes, Queen’s Park Primary School, Ratton School, Roedean School, Roundabout Nursery, Star Dance School, St Anthony’s Pre-School, St Christopher’s School, St. John’s College, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, St Marks CE Primary School, St Margarets C Of E Primary School, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School , St Peters Community Primary School, Sun Valley Nursery, Sussex Downs College, Sussex University RAG, Swiss Gardens Primary School, Telscombe Cliffs Community Primary School, The Co-operative Childcare, The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, The Towers Convent School, Uplands Community College, University of Sussex Sports Department, Varndean School, Vinehall Pre-Prep School, West Hove Infant School, Wonder Years Nursery.

If your school, playgroup, nursery, college or university would like to get involved during the next academic year, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! Call us on 01273 330044 or email for more information.

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