The running total so far across all events is an amazing £19,645.35
Thank you to all those who have supported us!
All being well, fundraising for a number of charities will continue for some time to come. I’ve got lots of irons in the fire, so watch this space for updates on what’s on the way!
Events in Flight
We have two fundraising projects in flight at the moment, all for Children with Cancer UK: one gaming event and one run. This charity funds vital research to drive survival rates up and reduce the burden of toxicity. Those wishing to support Team Jess on our run can find more details on how to sponsor us here . It’s been a long time coming due to COVID 19 restrictions, so we’re doing lots of practice runs too in the meantime! Jess’ big brother will be hosting the 12 hour gaming event on the 14th November 2020 to raise funds, details of which can be found here.
It has also been a huge honour to receive some support and endorsement from celebrities, some of whom has been kind enough to promise some merchandise to help raise funds for Team Jess. The first arrival came from Dame Jess Ennis Hill. Click here to find out more.
It’s nice to be able to support charities all the time, as well as through big events. Recently, I’ve discovered an app called Ziffit, which enables you to sell unwanted things and donate the proceeds to charity. If you want to do the same, you can find the link here.
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.
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.
In early autumn 2020, Jess’ grandad completed the phenomenal challenge of a 5.25 mile open water swim, raising over £2000 for Children with Cancer UK. You can read more about the completed challenge here. Jess’ 9 year old school friend, Jack, also completed a swimathon, swimming 1500m for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. You can read more about his completed challenge here
The original Sheffield 10k (which indeed triggered the launch of Team Jess) has sadly been delayed due to COVID 19. It’s not stopped our own virtual run though, running 7 independent runs to mark the day. Click here to find out more. We will of course be running the ‘real deal’ run as soon as the rearranged date allows.