Supporting the Community

Each year, we ask our Rathfinny team members to nominate a charity of their choice that we can support. Our team are super engaged with fundraising efforts for causes close to their hearts. It’s a democratic process where we each vote from a long list that is condensed to be our five focus charities for the year.

As a result, events and fundraising efforts are reserved for these five charities. To ensure these charities have our full attention, we sadly do not have the capacity to support with additional donations and initiatives.

If you want to find out more, please feel free to contact info@rathfinnyestate.com but we kindly ask that you do not send donation or sponsorship requests. Thank you for your understanding.

Sarah Driver awarding a prize to a runner
Sarah's chosen charity

WOLO

WOLO is an Sussex-based cancer charity, supporting families affected by cancer. In 2022, we were honoured to host a WOLO race on our Vineyard. 240 runners joined us for the event, raising money for a good cause whilst focused on being environmentally friendly. Every aspect was considered to create a zero-waste race, from reusing trail signage and banning plastic cups at refuel stands, to edible energy bar packaging, car sharing, tree planting initiatives and and handmade slate medals made from old shoelaces. Plus, so much more! We can’t wait for next year.

Hospice Care
Judith's chosen charity

St Wilfrid's Hospice

“St Wilfrid’s is a local Hospice in East Sussex who provide support for people with any life-limiting illness towards the end of their lives. They also support their families and carers in the hospice and at home. They are partly funded by the NHS but around 70% of their funding is from donations from the local community and their care is free of charge.

St Wilfrid’s is close to my heart because their original building was very close to where I lived in my teens. It is also important to me as sadly I have lost friends, who passed away in the hospice when they were in their late 40’s and early 50’s – far too soon – but I know the best support was given to them and their families.” – Judith.

Ash's Mum
Ash's chosen charity

Children with Cancer UK

“This was my chosen charity as cancer is incredibly tough on any family, but I can only imagine the heart ache when a child is affected. My late Mum passed away in 2018 after a short battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer. She was a primary school teaching assistant for over 20 years and loved children. She used to make the best desserts, her signature being trifle and banoffee pie! Since her passing, Children with Cancer UK has always been close to our family’s hearts.” – Ash.

Air Ambulance
Julie's chosen charity

Air Ambulance

With more than 86% of financing coming from donations and fundraising, The Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) depends upon community support to aid running costs of their time-critical medical emergency rescues.

“I am so glad we’ll have been fortunate enough to have assisted them when they attended a young woman who had come off her motorbike (she was fine). The team were incredible.” – Julie

Help others
Ian's chosen charity

Mind

It’s important to take care of our mental health as seriously as we care for our physical health. Mind is an important charity, supporting anyone with a mental health problem with online resources and free helplines. The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness of mental health issues and educate our wider society so we can all feel empowered to help others and better understand ourselves.