Staff working at a Brighton call centre have chosen Rockinghorse as their charity of the year.
Domestic and General, which has offices in Queen Square, Brighton, held a vote among its 900 contact centre staff for the first time.
The company said: “The Brighton office elected Rockinghorse as its local charity of the year following the inaugural vote.
“Many employees have a personal affiliation with Rockinghorse, knowing individuals and families who’ve been supported through the charity’s work.”
“When a child is sick, there aren’t many human beings who wouldn’t do whatever is in their power to alleviate suffering.
“Rockinghorse supports those on the front line and an overwhelming majority of our employees recognise and value its hard work and want to help.”
Rockinghorse head of fundraising Analiese Doctrove said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Domestic and General’s local charity of the year.
“We’re very much looking forward to working with the Brighton office and the abundance of passionate people working there who want to support our work and believe in what we do.”
Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and also supports the Trevor Mann Baby Unit.
The charity raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment that is better suited to their needs.
“It has been supporting children in Brighton for nearly 50 years.
The organisation receives no government funding so relies on the support of individuals, community groups, companies and trusts.
For more information, visit www.rockinghorse.org.uk.