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After 18 years in media, Janella Merritt, Area Business Director at Global Media & Entertainment moves to Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. Janella will be responsible for the charity’s corporate partnerships and brings a wealth of commercial experience with her. Janella has worked with Global for nine years, on brands such as Heart, Capital, LBC, Classic FM and Smooth Radio, she led the launch of Capital Brighton and forged great client partnerships across Sussex and Surrey.

Ryan Heal, CEO of Rockinghorse, is delighted to welcome Janella to the team. He said “Janella brings a wealth of commercial experience to the role, alongside a philanthropic warmth, that I am sure will see her settle into her new role very quickly. Knowing something about the switch from commercial radio to the charity sector, I have no doubt Janella possesses all the skills required to make this move a success. I’m very much looking forward to working with her, as are the rest of the Rockinghorse team.”

Janella commented on what drove her move: “During lockdown I volunteered for Rockinghorse and it gave me a taste of the charity sector. I am so delighted this opportunity came about. I can’t wait to be part of this amazing charity and team helping the poorly children across our county.”

Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity that has been supporting sick and disadvantaged children, babies and young people across Sussex for 50 years. The charity is best-known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton. It is a vital supporter of the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) based within the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The charity fundraises to provide life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment and support for the children in our region that need our help the most.

If you wish to learn more about how your business can successfully engage with Rockinghorse please contact Janella at Janella.Merritt@rockinghorse.org.uk or 07894 732123.

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