Charities Team Up To Bright-on Children’s Lives Across Sussex

Based in Hollingbury, the top family attraction is marking its first-year anniversary by pledging to support Rockinghorse. The charity is best known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton.

As part of the partnership, a donation from every ticket sold for any of the attractions on offer at Phileas Fogg’s will be gifted to Rockinghorse. In addition, a donation from the total cost of all corporate bookings and Christmas parties with also be given to the charity.

Rockinghorse aims to make life better for sick and disadvantaged babies, children and young people in Brighton and across Sussex. The charity raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, as well as funding equipment and services to ensure that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

Launched in September 2018, Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures is Brighton’s immersive team game attraction. Visitors can experience skill, mystery and mental games in 16 amazingly authentic 1900’s sets. The attraction also plays host to the Jack the Ripper Walk of Terror.

Phileas Fogg’s Directors, Graham and Debbie Owen, were joined by their Ambassador, Jack “The Lad” Hayes, for a visit to the Alex this week.

They were joined by Rockinghorse CEO, Ryan Heal, the charity’s Corporate Fundraising Manager, Terrina Barnes, and Amy Farmer, the Alex’s Play Team Manager. During the visit, they were shown first-hand how the funds that they raise during the partnership, will have a direct impact on poorly youngsters in Sussex.

Debbie Owen, Phileas Fogg’s Managing Director, says, “We love the work that Rockinghorse children’s charity do. It has such a positive impact on the children and their families, so we are really proud to know that we will be supporting them as they continue to deliver this amazing service across Brighton and Sussex.”

Jack “The Lad” Hayes, Ambassador for Phileas Fogg’s, adds, “During my years a host of the Heart FM Breakfast Show, I had the pleasure of working with and helping Rockinghorse on many occasions. They, along with the fabulous team at the Royal Alex, do just the most amazing work.

“To be able to introduce them to Debbie and Graham at Phileas Fogg’s – a venue I am so passionate about – and help them build a relationship and partnership moving forward, is a tremendous feeling. I am very excited to see what this partnership brings to both amazing parties.”

Ryan Heal, Rockinghorse Chief Executive, added, “We are extremely grateful to Graham, Debbie, Jack and the Phileas Fogg’s team for choosing to support our charity. We are really excited to partner with such a fantastic attraction in our city and we look forward to a longstanding partnership together.”

Rockinghorse also supports children’s wards in hospitals across Sussex, as well as neonatal units, respite centres and paediatric services in the county. To find out more, visit

Phileas Fogg’s was awarded Tourist Attraction of the Year at the recent Brighton & Hove Business Awards. The attraction is hosting special events at Halloween and Christmas, catering for individuals, families and corporate parties. To book or find out more,