Continuing to support Rockinghorse could make all the difference to the vital work of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital during the Coronovirus outbreak.
We all understand the pressure that the health services are under at the moment but it’s precisely these kinds of situations that make the work of charities like Rockinghorse even more vital.
Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton and raises funds for vital equipment for the hospital as well as funding projects to support sick and disadvantages babies, children and young people throughout Sussex.
Dr Oli Rahman, consultant paediatrician at the Alex, has outlined the vital role that Rockinghorse plays for his team; “In light of the current situation facing us within the NHS, please consider the impact of the virus on our beloved Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the funds raised by Rockinghorse that support us.
“Time and again Rockinghorse has been there in our most difficult periods, providing essential help to our hard-working team, and this situation is no different.
“It’s likely that Rockinghorse funds will be very seriously depleted during this crisis, with many of their fundraising events being cancelled or postponed. However, it’s important to understand that you can still help. Anything you can spare, big or small, will have a direct and incredibly positive impact on the support that the dedicated team at the Royal Alex provide.”
Be a Hero for Rockinghorse
Rockinghorse is launching their new ‘Be a Rockinghorse Hero’ campaign, offering some ideas of how you can still support them, even if you are stuck at home.
As we all know, the health services are stretched to capacity at this time and many of us are expecting the impact to be closer to home in terms of our working arrangements or childcare.
But you can still help.
It could be that you’re not spending so much on your daily commute by using less petrol, saving on your bus fare or buying that coffee on the way to work so why not think about donating that money to Rockinghorse?
Do you have a birthday coming up? If you’re not going to going out to celebrate, why not ask your friends and family to donate the price of a gift or a night out to Rockinghorse?
Or, if you were planning to take part in a marathon or other challenge event, did you know you can still run your half or full marathon and raise money as a virtual race?
And, if you do find yourself at home with the kids, why not set them a challenge? They could be part of our new ‘Rockinghorse Force’ and be sponsored to help around the house?
For more ideas on how you can continue to help support Rockinghorse and the Royal Alex, take a look at our website, look on our Just Giving Page at justgiving.com/campaign/rockinghorsehero or search for Rockinghorse on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
However you do it, any support you can offer would be amazing. Use the hashtag #BeaRockinghorseHero to show off your efforts and continue to help keep our children’s hospital functioning to the high standards we want for our children at this critical time.