We’re delighted to announce that Brilliant Brighton’s chosen charity, Rockinghorse, have been shortlisted in the Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Award, to win up to £25,000.
The Brighton-based charity has been supporting children for 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.
Best-known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, the charity has launched its ‘Sussex Giving for Sussex Children’ 50th year appeal for 2017. Throughout the year, Rockinghorse will be celebrating their 50th anniversary by raising £500,000 to be shared across 10 paediatric centres in the local area. Every one of these projects share the same goal – to support the healthcare needs of local children and babies across Sussex.
Rockinghorse strives to make these services stimulating, cutting-edge and accessible for the many children, babies and young people who need them by supporting some truly deserving projects.
Rockinghorse does not receive any government funding and relies on the generous support of individuals, community groups, companies and trusts.
With up to £25,000 at stake in the Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Awards, this could make a huge difference to Rockinghorse and the vital care they provide.
“The Masonic Charitable Foundation is giving away £3 million to 300 charities. It’s up to the public to decide which charities get the largest grants through an online vote at www.mcf.org.uk/vote,” Events Fundraising Co-ordinator, Hannah Seltzer explains.
“Help us make an even bigger difference to the children of Sussex by voting today.”
The vote is open from 12 June – 31 July 2017.