Rockinghorse Children's Charity

About the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

The Rockinghorse Children’s Charity aims to improve the lives of sick children throughout Sussex.

The Brighton-based charity has been supporting children and babies since it was set up in 1967. Dr Trevor Mann set up the charity after realising that there was a need for more resources to improve health care services for sick children.

What work does the charity do?

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) and are the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s (the Alex) Hospital. The charity raises money for life saving medical equipment, and ensure that children are treated in an environment that suits their needs.

It is also important that services are made to be stimulating and accessible for the children that need them. This is achieved through working in partnership with the Alex and TMBU, and relying on the support of individuals, companies, community groups and trusts.

New Projects

Rockinghorse have recently started with the Special Care Baby Unit based at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. They have also begun working with the Alex to develop a new Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Nutrition Unit as well as a children’s accident and emergency room, and pain distraction unit to help care for young people.

i-go is a project that was launched back in 2013 to help give children and young people with special needs and disabilities in East Sussex, access to fun and leisure activities. The charity help organise family days out and offer practical details to plan a hassle-free visit.

Our Role to Play

AVS are proud sponsors of the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, fundraising through our Christmas Charity Ball and other events. If you would like to find out how you can make a difference, head to the charity’s official website.