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Jessie May Trust win £50,000

February 29, 2016



Jessie May

Jessie May, which supports families in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, has thanked the public for support in their bid to win the cash.

The money will go towards expanding support for the siblings of terminally ill children within Jessie May’s care, including respite breaks and bereavement support, as part of the ‘Hidden from View but not Forgotten’ campaign. 

Julian Withers, head of fundraising at Jessie May, said: “As a small local charity this amount of money is a huge deal for us and none of the team can quite believe we’ve actually won! 

“We’re thrilled people have taken this campaign into their hearts and that it has transferred into votes which will ultimately benefit our families.

“I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everybody that voted for us……

Full story here

We are so excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘People’s Project’ which means that we are in with the chance of receiving an amazing £50,000 grant  – and we need your help to win!

 There is a special video that has been produced with the help of ITV which can be viewed on our own website and on the ITV website.  It will also be shown on the local ITV news this Wednesday evening.

 The public vote opened at 9am this morning and will remain open until midday on the 13th March.  If we are successful we plan to use the grant to provide expanded services for the siblings of our terminally ill children as they often act as Young Carers for their brothers and sisters from a very early age.  Currently we provide respite visits for 96 families and bereavement support for a further 35 families.  Over 122 siblings could benefit from this expanded service.

 We believe that the siblings should not be overlooked and The Big Lottery Fund could help us to increase our support for them.

 We ask that you share this with colleagues at work, family and friends and also mention it on Facebook and Twitter if you can.  Please click on the banner below and this will direct you to the correct page for the vote.  There is also another link that can be used

When you have voted you will receive an email asking you to verify your vote – and that’s all it takes.  Perfect!

Can we thank you in advance for your support and fingers crossed!

Kindest regards


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Lindsey Horton

Corporate Partnerships Officer

Jessie May


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