Rockinghorse encourages monkey business

Monkey Business

Ben Bunker (Nando’s), Phil Frier (City College Brighton & Hove) and Gary Peters (BrightonnadHoveJobs), sign up for some Monkey Business.

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity has launched an exciting new fundraising initiative, Monkey Business, which encourages people to put their team building skills to the challenge, get creative and raise a ‘monkey’ for a good cause.

City College Brighton & Hove, BrightonandHoveJobs, and Nando’s have all put their support behind the charity by signing up to each of the three monkey categories, respectively: tamarin is for schools, clubs and groups and they pledge to raise £200; orangutan is for businesses with less than 20 staff, with a fundraising target of £500; and finally, gorilla is for businesses with more than 20 staff, pledging to raise £1,000.

They then each have a month to reach their target. All money raised will go towards supporting sick children across Sussex, including those receiving treatment in the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton.

Phil Frier, Principal and Chief Executive of City College Brighton & Hove, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in Monkey Business and think it’s a great way for our students to learn entrepreneurial skills, which will inspire them in all areas of life.”

Teams can be made up of any number of people and will be provided with a fundraising pack filled with suggestions to help them monkey around. All participants will be invited to celebrate their achievements at an awards ceremony in April 2013, with entertinament and guest speaker Tony Bloom.

Ria Wilson, Rockinghorse’s Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing what fundraising ideas people come up with – they’re given very little resources and time, so the challenge is really all about working together well as a team and having fun with it. Amongst other awards, there will be a special prize for the most innovative fundraising idea using something monkey related!”

For more information about Monkey Business or to sign up, please contact Ria Wilson on 01273 330044.

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