Fundraising

The running total so far across all events is an amazing £16,635.71

Thank you to all those who have supported us!

All being well, fundraising for a number of charities will continue for some tine to come. In an ideal world, as Jess’ mum, I’ll be running a 10k every year until Jess would have been 18. I’ll document all my progress on here, together with other fundraising we’ve done.

There are so many good causes to support; examples of those we have helped so far are LGI Ward 31 itself, where Jessica spent 3 weeks and Candlelighters who do a phenomenal job of supporting patients and families alike with practical advice and well being activities.

For Candlelighters, we raised £10,273.51 by both Just Giving on Jess’ obituary and a number of direct donations (including from Jess’ school friends’ fundraising too).

For ward 31 at LGI, we raised £262.51 also at the funeral. This money will go towards vital resources for inpatients to keep their spirits up whilst enduring the gruelling treatments of being an inpatient. This includes games, arts and crafts etc.

We have two fundraising projects in flight at the moment, both for Children with Cancer UK: one swim and one run. This charity funds vital research to drive survival rates up and reduce the burden of toxicity. Details on Jess’ grandad’s sponsored open water swim for can be found here and those wishing to support Team Jess on our run can find more details on how to sponsor us here .