SWAT supports Rockinghorse for 18 years

Rockinghorse has been the beneficiary of monthly donations from Brighton-based SWAT Marketing since 2001 and...

Rockinghorse has been the beneficiary of monthly donations from Brighton-based SWAT Marketing since 2001 and in that time, the company has raised an incredible £17,265 for our charity.

Established in 1998, the marketing company specialises in the design, print and distribution of flyers, brochures and posters in Brighton, Hove and across Sussex. They offer indoor and outdoor displays on poster sites throughout the region.

At a recent cheque presentation, we celebrated another year of our partnership with SWAT Marketing, during which the company had donated £1,800 in 2018.

Darren Kis, Company Director at SWAT Marketing, explains why he chose to support Rockinghorse. He said: “I decided to support the charity because I was in the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital as a child when I was nine-years-old, and I have always wanted to give something back to them.

“I came up with the idea of using my poster sites to raise funds and began with a 2p donation per poster displayed. This initiative also meant that shop owners were supporting the charity too, by having the poster sites on their premises.

“Since 2001 I have gradually increased the amount we donate, so it is now 10p per poster towards our monthly donation. We have over 1,800 poster sites in Brighton alone which raises almost £2,000 per year.”

Terrina Barnes, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, thanked SWAT for their support. She said: “Thanks to Darren’s unique approach to fundraising, he has donated over £17,000 during the past 18 years.

“We can’t thank Darren and the SWAT Marketing team enough for the support we’ve received since 2001 and we are incredible grateful for the donations we continue to receive from them on a monthly basis.”

Rockinghorse is best-known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, and a vital supporter of the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit. Our charity raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

If your business is interested in supporting Rockinghorse, please contact us on 01273 330044 or email terrina@rockinghorse.org.uk.