Law firm shows support for local children’s charity

The local law firm Mayo Wynne Baxter has named its chosen charity for the next two years as the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity after a poll by staff at the company voted to support the charity.

With eight offices and nearly 200 staff, Mayo Wynne Baxter is a leading legal practice in the South East and will be supporting the charity by getting involved in a number of fundraising events and initiatives. 

Rockinghorse, which aims to make life better for sick children in Sussex, 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 in Haywards Heath. They raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, whilst ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.  

Ryan Heal, Chief Executive of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been voted as the chosen charity by staff at Mayo Wynne Baxter for the next two years. The law firm is very well respected in the county, so it is fantastic to be able to align ourselves with them in the lead up to our 50th anniversary celebrations. We are very much looking forward to working with the team on a number of exciting fundraising activities and events.”

Captions are as follows: (L-R) Chris Randall, Chief Executive of Mayo Wynne Baxter, Ryan Heal, Chief Executive of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity and Dean Orgill, Chairman of Mayo Wynne Baxter.
Captions are as follows: (L-R) Chris Randall, Chief Executive of Mayo Wynne Baxter, Ryan Heal, Chief Executive of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity and Dean Orgill, Chairman of Mayo Wynne Baxter.

The team from Mayo Wynne Baxter kick-started their fundraising by holding a charity golf day at Mid Sussex Golf Club last month. The event was attended by staff and clients and raised over £1,000.

Chairman Dean Orgill is gearing up for the Ride London-Surrey 100 cycle event in July, he said: “Anyone who has ever visited the Alex, or seen any of the other great work done by Rockinghorse in other places around the county, can have no hesitation in supporting this wonderful charity. I am happy to ‘get on my bike’ and do my bit to help.”

Rockinghorse will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next year and are already making plans for a number of special events during their golden jubilee. To find out more about the charity, visit www.rockinghorse.org.uk