Sussex schools provide super support

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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 2015-16 school year, and have raised an incredible £18,129!

From dress-down days (including our annual Dress as an Elf event in December) to sponsored silences, from cake making competitions 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 the work of Rockinghorse.”

We are best known for our work at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton, as well as its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit in Haywards Heath. We raise money for items necessary to every child’s treatment; from furnishings and toys for the wards, through to cutting-edge diagnostic machines and life-saving medical equipment.

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

Absolute Angels, Ardingly Pre-prep School, Ashurst CE Primary School, Bluebells Day Nursery, Brighton College, Busy Bees Hove, Chyngton Primary School, City College Brighton and Hove, Cradle Hill Community Primary School, Crocodoodle Pre-school, Davison CE High Schools, Denton Community Primary School, Downs Infant School, Each Peach Childcare, Elan Pre-school, Funland Pre-school, Hailsham Community College, Hertford Infant and Nursery School, Little Horsted CE School, Maidenbower Junior School, Maresfield Toddler Group, Mile Oak Primary School, Muntham House School, Next Step Nursery, Oakmeeds Community College, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Patcham Junior School, Peacehaven Community School, Queen’s Park Primary School, Roedean School, St Anthony’s Pre-school, St Bede’s Senior School, St Christopher’s School, St Marks CE School, St Peters Catholic Primary School, Sussex Downs College, Swiss Gardens Primary School, The Honey Pot Nursery, The Towers Convent School, University of Brighton, University of Sussex, Varndean School, Uplands Community College, Warden Park Academy, West Blatchington Primary School, West Hove Infant School and Windlesham School.

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 liz@rockinghorse.org.uk for more information.

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