With many of the Carpenter Farraday team working and living in Brighton, spending time by the seaside is part of the culture. But unfortunately, it’s not unusual to see a wide range of rubbish discarded and left littering the beach.
In June 2023 we joined a group of 50 people from a range of different local Brighton businesses to clear rubbish to keep our beach clean and raise money for the Rockinghorse charity.
The charity supports sick and disabled babies and children, 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. This was their second annual beach clean raising money towards their current campaign, which helps children and families who are struggling to manage a cancer diagnosis.
Each team participating in the event donated £60 to the charity, which funded a Medibear, a special custom-made teddy that reflects the treatment their owner is having. These bears can help a child, or sibling, understand their cancer treatment and help to accompany them on those difficult days during their cancer journey and beyond.
Collectively the event raised £600 and a massive 40kg of rubbish was collected from the beach.
We were pleased to help make a positive impact in the community whilst supporting a great cause.
The team getting ready to clean up Brighton beach!