Staff from global engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald have raised over four thousand pounds for Rockinghorse children’s charity.
At their annual summer ball, staff from Mott MacDonald’s Brighton office held a raffle in aid of Rockinghorse. The amount was match-funded by the consultancy and at a cheque presentation earlier this month, a donation of £4,500 was handed over to the charity.
Annabelle Kendall, a graduate civil engineer at Mott MacDonald, said: “We are honoured to have raised money for such an incredibly valuable local charity. Knowing that our donations will help save and impact lives across Sussex is a great feeling and we wish the charity all the best with meeting their target for more ventilators.”
The money raised will be donated to Rockinghorse’s current appeal to provide extra ventilators for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton. The additional state-of-the-art non-invasive ventilation systems that the charity want to purchase will be used to treat young patients admitted to the High Dependency Unit.
Terrina Barnes, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, said: “Thanks to the generosity of Mott MacDonald’s staff we are that little bit closer to our ventilator appeal target for the High Dependency Unit at the Alex. The funds raised will enable us to purchase equipment that will make a huge difference to the hospital’s most poorly patients.”
Rockinghorse has been supporting children in the county for over 50 years, with the aim to improve the lives of sick and vulnerable children. Working in partnership with local hospitals, respite centres and specialist services, the charity funds projects which focus on improving children’s physical and emotional well-being, while providing additional support services for parents and carers.
To find out more, visit www.rockinghorse.org.uk.