Who we are
Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity that has been supporting children for nearly 50 years. It was set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, who recognised there was a real need for additional resources to improve healthcare services for sick children and babies.
The charity is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) and is a vital supporter of the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) in Brighton and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Haywards Heath.
What we do
Rockinghorse raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.
Rockinghorse does not receive any government funding and relies on the generous support of individuals, community groups, companies and trusts.
Why we need you
2017 represents Rockinghorse’ Golden Jubilee – a time for celebration and continuing to make a real impact on the lives of local children. We are delighted to launch our fundraising appeal for our anniversary year; Sussex Giving for Sussex Children.
It is our intention to allocate 10 centres and services in Sussex each with £50,000 to help improve, refurbish, and develop their environment for the young people benefitting from their work. By supporting services across Sussex we can continue the legacy of the work of Rockinghorse, enabling us to support children and young people for the next 50 years.
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