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Crawley Town launch new charity partnership

6 October 2014

Club News

Crawley Town launch new charity partnership

6 October 2014

Club ties up with Rockinghorse

Crawley Town are delighted to announce a new charity partnership with Sussex-based Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) and also supports the as the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), based within the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, as well as the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) in Brighton.

The charity was chosen by skipper Josh Simpson and the rest of the Crawley Town squad as one they would like to support.

Josh said: “A lot of the lads have children so the work that Rockinghorse do throughout Sussex really appealed to us. We’re looking forward to supporting  Rockinghorse throughout the season and seeing at first hand the fantastic work they do to improve the lives of children in the county.”

As well as having a presence at the Stadium on match days, members of the squad will be visiting the hospitals in Sussex where Rockinghorse do such important work.

Ryan Heal, CEO of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, said: “We are very pleased to have been chosen by the players from Crawley Town FC as their chosen charity for the 2014-15 season.

“As we continue our strive to improve the lives of sick children and babies in Sussex, the partnership with the club will help to highlight the projects we are currently working on, including those at the Special Care Baby Unit which is based within the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. We look forward to working with the club over the coming months.”

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity raises 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.

Working in partnership with the Alex, TMBU and SCBU, Rockinghorse strives to make services stimulating, cutting edge and accessible for the many babies, children and teenagers who need them.

The charity’s recent fundraising campaign for SCBU aimed to raise £6,000 to provide 10 brand new specialist cots for premature babies on the unit, in order to improve facilities and ensure every cot is the best available for the hundreds of poorly babies cared for each year.

To find out more about the work of Rockinghorse, visit their website

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