Crazy Rockinghorse Sportathon


Join us for an all new sporting and team-building fundraising event in aid of Rockinghorse, for up to 40 corporate teams from the Sussex business community.

A fun and crazy all-day challenge, designed and directed by Laughton & Co, the event will feature teams of six staff competing against fellow businesses, undertaking a series of 20 different sporting activities during the course of the day. These include; pole walking, Bhutanese darts, wellington boot throwing and a sumo suit relay race. Teams are targeted to each raised £1,000 for sick children in Sussex.

Taking place at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove (home of Sussex County Cricket Club) on Friday 23 September from 9am-6pm, team entry is £250 which includes; all challenge activities, BBQ lunch, refreshments, live entertainment from compere Tom Foolery, medals and trophies for winning teams, a glass of wine or beer after the event, plus team insurance and networking opportunities.

Neil Laughton, Founder of the Crazy Rockinghorse Sportathon, said: “There is nothing better in life than people laughing, having fun outside, playing games and participating in friendly competition. When you combine business networking, a great venue, fabulous food, a few beers and a worthy charity – then you have utopia! The Crazy Rockinghorse Sportathon has been designed with all of the above. It’s not to be missed!”

“Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for Rockinghorse through this innovative team-building event designed for Sussex businesses – what better way to network with up to 40 different businesses than by taking part in a sportathon! Thank you to the 1st Central County Ground for kindly supporting and providing their fantastic venue which will be the backdrop for all the crazy antics taking place on Friday 23 September.” Said Gemma King of Vivid Marketing.

Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse, added: “We are really excited to be working with Neil and the team at Laughton & Co on this very unique fundraising event. It is a great opportunity for our corporate supporters to get involved with our charity and help raise much-needed funds for sick children in Sussex.”

Spectators are also welcome to attend with entry via a donation into the charity buckets on the day (£5 per person).

Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton, and a vital supporter of the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Haywards Heath. We raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, whilst ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs – find out more about our work by clicking here.

To enter a team in the Crazy Rockinghorse Sportathon, email or call Gemma King from Vivid Marketing on 07809 524072.

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