Big-Hearted Community Auction raises £3,000


This special auction was launched to accompany The Brighton Paradox – an investigative ten part audio journey to examine Brighton & Hove’s creative and economic potential in uncertain times.

We had some truly unique experiences and one-offs donated by a range of local people and organisations and we’re absolutely thrilled to announce the auction raised £3,000 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity and The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

All money raised is equally split between these two pioneering organisations:

It will make a huge difference to our work – in fact it would fund a whole week of our brand new children’s cancer support service – which is utterly incredible.

Donna Holland


Rockinghorse Children's Charity

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity support sick and disabled children across Sussex. They support babies, children and young people, along with their families, at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and The Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton and all of the specialist children’s wards and baby units throughout Sussex.

They deliver and fund projects that enable doctors and nurses to do more. All of their projects are led by the needs of children and young people and their families – the lifesaving medical equipment, the support for parents and families, the toys for children spending time in hospitals across Sussex, the environments and spaces that help children feel more at home when they are in hospital and additional staff to make sure children get the best possible care when they are unwell.

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Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership was started by local residents in 2003, and their committed team of staff & volunteers deliver a range of food projects which have helped over 15,000 local people learn to cook, grow their own food, eat a healthier diet and waste less.

Eating is central to life’s celebrations and memories, and their approach is to use this power of food to bring about change. Much of their work benefits vulnerable adults and people experiencing deprivation, isolation, poor health and other life challenges. The partnerships’ activities make lasting changes to habits and behaviours which improve lives.

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Here are the experiences that were kindly donated:

  • VIP tickets to Corn Exchange and Van Gogh Alive launch – Brighton Dome
  • An exclusive Levellers Love Brighton painting, signed by the band
  • Signed Fatboy Slim tour poster from Norman Cook
  • VIP Summer Comedy Festival tickets – Brighton Open Air Theatre
  • A premium team awayday at Plus X Brighton for up to 20 people – Plus X
  • A VIP tour of AMEX stadium for 6 + £100 spending money – Brighton & Hove Albion
  • A bundle of TEArrific goodies worth £500 from Bird & Blend Tea Co.
  • A personalised lantern and VIP tickets for Burning the Clocks – Same Sky
  • VIP family South Downs camping – Woodfire
  • Luxury meeting room for the day + exclusive PR consultation – Do Good PR
  • 30 minute spoken word performance from Annabel Dunstan
  • Be a Possibility Club Podcast guest


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