Children’s charity Chailey Heritage Foundation, which is based near Lewes in East Sussex, has received a donation of £500 from local business, Rudridge.
The civil and drainage specialist, which has a branch in Horsham, donates a percentage of its profits to charity each year and will be supporting Chailey Heritage Foundation’s major new fundraising drive – the D.R.E.A.M. Centre Appeal.
Chailey Heritage Foundation, which was founded in 1903, has helped thousands of children with complex disabilities and health issues to pursue their potential in the face of profound challenges.
The D.R.E.A.M. centre will have a large indoor sports court for wheelchair football and powered wheelchair driving, a raised stage for drama and dance, a built-in trampoline and a 4-d sensory learning environment.
A massive £2.6 million is needed to build the centre, which will be an accessible indoor activity space where children and young people can participate in a variety of arts and physical activities.
Jenny Hanraads, Development Manager at Chailey Heritage Foundation, said: “As the festive season approaches, we decided to give our appeal a boost by taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge. Rudridge instantly pledged their support, and we couldn’t be more grateful to them for their generosity.”
Darren Price, Group Operations Manager at Rudridge, added: “The plans for the D.R.E.A.M. Centre are tremendously exciting. Once the centre is built, it will provide so many new opportunities for the children, and of course it will be a huge support to their families too. We wish Chailey Heritage Foundation all the very best in helping to meet their fundraising targets.”
The funds Rudridge are pledging will be used to match donations made by the general public during Christmas Challenge Week, which runs from 28 November to 5 December. Please visit www.chf.org.uk/big-give for more details.