27 December 2013

In lieu of posting Christmas cards, Shoreham Port nominates a Christmas charity to donate to each year. This year Shoreham Port is pleased to be able to support the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity based in Brighton. Rockinghorse has been supporting children for over 45 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.

Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) and also support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU), where they raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment that is better suited to their needs.

Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse commented “We are delighted that Shoreham Port has chosen to donate to Rockinghorse this Christmas. It is such an important time of year and it is vital that we make the environment the best we can for the children and their families who will spend their Christmas there this year. This would not be possible without support such as this and for that we are extremely grateful.”

Throughout the year Shoreham Port donates to many local charities and community groups. As a trust port, Shoreham strives to support as many organisations as possible and hold community projects to benefit the local areas surrounding the Port. Sara Bassett, Finance Director at Shoreham Port added “At this time of year it is especially rewarding to be able to support local charities. Rockinghorse are a fantastic charity who perform life changing work. We are delighted to nominate them as our chosen Christmas charity and support their Christmas campaign to raise money for a portable sensory play centre for babies and children.”

If you would like to find out more about the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity please visit www.rockinghorse.org.uk or call 01273 330044.