Nurses skydive for Rockinghorse charity

Storrington paediatric nurse to skydive for the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

Claire lives in Storrington. She works as a nurse in the Critical Care Unit/HDU in the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. She is trained in children’s and adult nursing. She has helped out many times in the adult Covid ITU, mainly in January, when they were really busy and short staffed. Her colleagues trained in children’s nursing have also done a shift or two in Adult ITU to help them out when they were struggling in January. Claire also does the agency shifts and works nights in a young boys home who has 24/7 nurses and carers.

Claire has teamed up with colleagues Hannah, Miki, Nat, Nicola, Helen Q, and Emma S. to take the plunge and do a skydive to raise money for the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. “As you can imagine fundraising has been hit hard the last 18 months. Therefore, some of us Paediatric HDU nurses have decided to try and help them out. We are all different ages.”

The Rockinghorse Children’s Charity aims to improve the lives of sick children throughout Sussex. They are the fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton. But also provide vital support to the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) and its sister site, The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) based within the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. In addition they support paediatric wards in hospitals across Sussex, respite centres and children’s services in the county.

Last year Rockinghorse provided the Alex Children’s Hospital with vital equipment including ventilators, bedside stethoscopes, parent camp beds, a portable lung function machine and an anaesthetic pump.

“The money raised from the skydive which we will be doing on the 25th of September will go toward medical equipment, Co2 monitoring, Toni box audiobook readers, sensory equipment for special babies, visualise ceiling lights, woodland wellbeing days, and riding therapy.”

Emma, one of the team members has also organised a raffle. see below:
Current prizes:

  • Seb Parks piece of jewellery
  • Bolney Wine Estate- Cheese and wine tour voucher for 2
  • Jo and Co restaurant voucher worth £30
  • Tesco hamper
  • Fatto a Mano pizza voucher
  • Cake from Flour Pot Bakery
  • Afternoon tea for two at the Grand
  • Temple Spa at home spa evening for up to 8 guests including 2 bottles of Prosecco (in person or online)
  • Love-Coco voucher (Uckfield clothing store) worth £20
  • Picture House Uckfield voucher 2 children’s tickets
  • Cristobel bag (Uckfield store)
  • Ooni portable pizza ovens £299 voucher
  • Beauty Spot Uckfield products

Follow this link, donate to the Just Giving page and comment “raffle” your full name and contact info (so you can be contacted if you win).
Numbers are £1 each so more numbers means more chance of winning one of these amazing prizes!

“We are all looking forward to doing the skydive, have some mixed emotions, between excited, nervous, scared. However, we know that we work well as a team and can get through anything together.”

Here is the link to donate:

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