Rockinghorse relies on the support and generosity of volunteers who help us at various fundraising events in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex...

We’re always on the look-out for more volunteers to help us at events throughout the year, so if you are able to commit on a regular basis, or just fancy getting involved as a one-off, we’d love you to join our volunteer team!

If you’d like to get involved in any of the events below, or would like to find out more information about becoming a Rockinghorse volunteer, please call Liz on 01273 330044 or email liz@rockinghorse.org.uk.

Volunteering opportunities…

Cake sale volunteers!

We’re looking for keen bakers to donate their baked goods for our cake sale at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital on the second Friday of every month. 

Sainsbury’s Local information stalls

Date: A date that suits you
Time: A time that suits you
Locations: Western Road (Hove), Western Road (Brighton), North Street, Carden Avenue
Dress Code: Comfy, Rockinghorse t-shirt (which we will provide you with)

Rockinghorse has been chosen as the charity of the year at four local Sainsbury’s stores, and we are looking for volunteers to run information stalls, give out stickers and shake a bucket. All stores are keen to have a regular Rockinghorse presence, so times, dates and which store you are able to volunteer at, are very flexible.

Brighton Medieval Banquet

Date: Saturday 25 March 
Time: 6pm – 11pm 
Location: The Grand, Brighton 
Dress Code: Black, Medieval Costume welcome

Mayo Wynne Baxter are hosting a fundraising event like no other; The Brighton Medieval Banquet! The night will start with a drinks reception, serving tankards of ale and goblets of wine, before guests are called to be seated at the long banqueting tables in the 'Kings Hall'. We are looking for volunteers who to help us direct guests, sell raffle tickets and take auction payments.

Brighton Marathon

Date: Sunday 9 April
Time: 9.30am-3pm (estimated timings, tbc)
Location: Various locations in Brighton & Hove
Dress Code: Comfy and warm clothes (we will provide you with a Rockinghorse t-shirt)

Join us for the Brighton Marathon, the popular alternative to the London Marathon which attracts over 12,000 runners taking in the beautiful coastal views! We are looking for volunteers to join our cheering squad to cheer on our incredible runners who are raising lots of money for sick children in Sussex by taking part in the fantastic event. There will be various cheering squad locations around Brighton & Hove. To find out more, contact hannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk

Worthing FC Vs Burgess Hill FC Collection

Date: Monday 17th April (bank holiday)
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Location: Worthing Football Club
Dress Code: Comfy, warm clothes, Rockinghorse t-shirt

Worthing Football Club Play Burgess Hill Football Club in Worthing on Easter Monday 17 April. Rockinghorse is looking for volunteers to help with a bucket collection before and after the match. Each volunteer will be provided with a bucket, t-shirt and stickers and will stand on the entrance and exit collecting donations. There will be no collection while the game is on, leaving you free to enjoy the football.

Rockinghorse Dragon Boat Race

Date: Sunday 14 May
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Marina Square in Brighton Marina
Dress Code: Comfy and warm clothes (we will provide you with a Rockinghorse t-shirt)

Join us for our annual Dragon Boat Race being held at Brighton Marina on Sunday 14 May. We are looking for volunteers who are able to support with the bucket collection, help our mascot Rocky, and man our Rockinghorse information stand.

Rockinghorse Football Match

Date: Tuesday 23 May
Time: 1pm – 5pm (estimated timings, tbc)
Location: American Express Community Stadium, Brighton
Dress Code: Comfy, warm clothes, Rockinghorse t-shirt

Join us for the first ever Rockinghorse Football Match, being held at the home of the AMEX, home to the Seagulls. We are looking for volunteers who are able to marshal the event, help with the bucket collection, sell raffle tickets to supporters, and man a Rockinghorse information stand.

Children’s Food Festival

Date: Saturday 27 — Monday 29 May
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Hove Lawns, seafront
Dress Code: Comfy clothes (we will provide you with a Rockinghorse t-shirt)

We have partnered with the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival to host the Children’s Food Festival. Volunteers will help children complete a range of activities including a tombola, jewellery making, badge making and arts and crafts. We are looking for volunteers to fill slots between 10am-4pm each day.

Best of British Brighton

Date: Friday 2 June
Time: 11.30am-4pm
Location: The Grand Hotel, Brighton seafront
Dress Code: Smart black clothes (no jeans or trainers)

Our annual Best of British charity sporting lunch is taking place at the Grand Hotel in Brighton and will welcome special guest speaker Eddie the Eagle! We are looking for volunteers who are able to help us sell raffle tickets, collect heads and tails money, and take auction payments.

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