Rev up for People's Grand Prix

December 22 2017

KINGSWOOD-based charity Jessie May, which provides hospice and respite care for terminally ill children and their families within their own homes, is celebrating after raising more than £2,600 at one of its newest fundraising events.

 

KINGSWOOD-based charity Jessie May, which provides hospice and respite care for terminally ill children and their families within their own homes, is celebrating after raising more than £2,600 at one of its newest fundraising events.

The People’s Grand Prix was held for the second time in September with more than 70 participants jogging, walking or pushing their way around the 3km wheelchair-friendly track at Odd Down Sports Ground.

The amount raised through sponsorship and donations on the day means that the event will definitely go ahead again in 2018. 

Julian Withers, head of fundraising at Jessie May, said:  "We already have plans in place for the 2018 event! "We will be bringing it forward to July and will be officially launching in January when people will be able to sign up."

Jessie May specialist nurses provide medical, emotional and bereavement support and offer respite time for parents and siblings. It costs £1,400,000 to provide this care yearly.

For more information visit www.jessiemay.org.uk