Morgan Sindall Construction has donated £3,835 to children’s charity Rockinghorse as a result of a charity abseil from the i360 tower in Brighton.
A team from the company’s Southern Home Counties office completed the 450ft drop abseil as part of ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity which has raised approximately £100,000 for the local charity over the past decade.
The charity, which was set up in 1967, is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton but also supports paediatric wards in hospitals across Sussex, specialist neonatal units, respite centres and children’s services, with the overarching aim of improving the lives of sick children across the region.
The money raised by the team will go towards providing much-needed innovative and life-saving medical equipment and additional services to better support children and young people, their families and those who care for them.
The team, led by Area Director Guy Hannell, took on the challenge at the landmark British Airways i360 tower, known for its spectacular 162 metre viewing platform.
The iDrop event took place on the 15th July and in total raised £13,120 from all the participants involved. This funding will go towards a number of projects including riding therapy at Chailey Heritage School, Tonie reader books and a new sensory garden at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.
Guy Hannell, Area Director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “It is always great to be able to give back to the organisations and charities that support the communities at the heart of our projects. The work Rockinghorse does for the children of Sussex is absolutely invaluable and it’s a cause that’s very close to the hearts of everyone that lives and works in the area.
“Going over the edge of the i360 tower was an exhilarating experience and I’m incredibly proud of the team for both taking on this challenge as well as for all the other activities over the past decade that has helped raise £100,000 for Rockinghorse.”
Janella Merritt, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse said: “The iDrop is a wonderful event that gives our fundraisers the once in a lifetime opportunity to jump from the iconic Brighton seafront landmark. But obviously the main reason we hold events like this is to raise money and we are so thankful to all the participants from Morgan Sindall Construction for helping raise such a great amount for Rockinghorse. These funds will help hundreds of sick babies and children who need support in hospital or the local community.”
Morgan Sindall Construction is currently delivering a number of key projects across the region, including the £10 million Hailsham Community College, a £11 million affordable housing development on Victoria Road, Portslade, and the £16.1 million Summerdown School in Eastbourne for children with special educational needs and disabilities.