elms Michaelmas Market 21st november 10.30 - 2.30
The charity will be setting out our stall at the Elms PSA Michaelmas Market again this year
We'll be selling a variety of crafty items from fused glass Christmas decorations, Christmas cards and mosaic flowers pots to candles, wax melts and bracelets. Everything is handmade and all the proceeds go to the charity and our brain cancer causes.
We are only one of over 30 stalls selling all sorts of wonderful products and the market is a great place to find that special Christmas gift.
Everyone is welcome.
All the information you need is on the poster.
Please like and share this post and help us promote the event. Many thanks
We look forward to seeing you there!
tuesday 8th september charity golf day
Lady members of Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club will be playing in a charity golf competition and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation.
They have chosen to support the charity during similar events over the next 2 years! Many thanks to everyone involved
Saturday 12th September 2015
The Jessica Hope Foundation will be hosting a Charity Ball at Trent Lock Golf Club in Sawley for family, friends and supporters.
wednesday 30th september fashion show
Many thanks to Catherine Gibney and Samantha Ward who are organising a charity fundraising Fashion Show at Wollaton Cricket Club. Doors open at 6.45pm. Everyone is welcome. There is a very reasonable entry fee of £5. Refreshments will be available.
The foundation will be speaking at the inaugural event for the incoming president of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society, Dr Helen Percival, who has kindly chosen to support the foundation as her Charity of the Year for 2015
Tuesday 9th December 2014
Today is Jess's birthday. Jess would have been 18 years old today. We miss everything about her, every moment of every day, but especially miss her laughter, her hugs, her gentleness and her beauty.
Happy birthday Jess, with all our love always and forever. xxxx
sunday 23rd august 2015
Wing Walking for HOPE.
A BIG Thank You to Olivia Kaluna of Nottingham University who is going to be fundraising for us this year and also taking up the crazy challenge of Wing Walking!!
If you would like to sponsor Libby click on the picture and visit her Mydonate fundraising page.
thursday 16th july the grassroots ashes trent college
Michael Blatherwick and B 3 Cricket are organising and hosting U17 and U19 matches between talented local players and teams from The Jason Gillespie Academy Adelaide Australia!
Trent College have generously made their grounds available and there will be refreshments han in The Obolensky.
The organisers are kindly supporting The Jessica Hope Foundation.
Everyone is welcome. Play starts at 11 am. Admission is free but donations would be gratefully received.
Saturday 20th June Zumbathon
Our supporter Libby Kaluna will be hosting a fundraising charity Zumbathon at Lutterell Hall in West Bridgford. More details to follow..
Friday May 22nd 6.30-10pm rock on the terrace at trent college
Thank you again to Trent Parents Social Association who are organising this event for their continued support for the charity. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Jessica Hope Foundation!
The outdoor concert will feature Freddie Mercury tribute act The Great Pretender, with performance from OT band The Half Eight (formerly known as The Rascels). The compere for the evening is none other than Tom Singleton. Watch this space for announcement of more OT performers! Tickets £10 each/£5 per child. Family and/or friends are also invited to come along. We hope to see you there!
Sunday May 17th Tennis Tournament
Once again Jess' great friend Jo Foster is kindly organising a fundraising pay-to-play Tennis Tournament at Jess' school Trent College in Long Eaton. More details to follow..
Sunday 10th May Etape Caledonia
BIG Thank You to Jess' uncle Rick who will be taking up another challenge this year and fundraising for Marie Curie and The Jessica Hope Foundation in the Etape Caledonia 2015 - a closed-road 81 mile cycling race up, down and around the Scottish Highlands!
For more information about the event visit http://www.etapecaledonia.co.uk/Event-Info.
Click on the map to go to Rick's Mydonate fundraising page and sponsor him for the ride! Thank you.
We are funding another exciting trip for young adults living with cancer in the East Midlands and who receive their care and treatment at Nottingham Children's Hospital QMC.
12 teens and 2 carers will be going to see Olly Murs at Capital FM Arena on Friday 1st May. They will enjoy VIP treatment in a private Executive Suite with fantastic views, a buffet and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the evening!
HUGE Thank You Catherine G for again doing all the organising!
Friday 20th March 1-2.30pm Trent Charity Netball TOURNAMENT
Trent College's netball first team captain Kelly Hopkinson is organising a charity tournament between her team, a team of staff members, and teams from Wortley 6th Form Centre and the boarding houses. The tournament will be played in memory of Jess - who loved her netball - and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation
Thursday 26th February 2015
Mercia Chorale, a recently created, East Midlands Chamber Choir will be hosting a free concert in the chapel at Jess' school - Trent College - at 8pm. The choir will be performing works by JS Bach, Schutz and Rheinberger and they will be fundraising for the Kenyan Schools Project and The Jessica Hope Foundation through a retirement collection at the end of the concert.
Will Blanche will be speaking at a local Rotary Club meeting about his amazing 3 Peaks Challenge on the Mountain Beast handcycle, the foundation and our Jess - his inspiration .
Kilimanjaro expedition 11th - 20th December 2014.
VERY exciting news of an extreme challenge fundraising for the foundation!
In December of this year Mr Tony Westbrook, Trent parent and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at QMC Nottingham is organising a trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania!
A team of 30-40 people, including QMC doctors, Plumtree Cricket Club members, Trent pupils, parents, staff and Old Tridents will be attempting to summit the 5895m African peak..
The expedition will be fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation, brain cancer in young people and for an intra-operative MRI scanner for QMC Children's Brain Cancer Research Centre.
Wednesday 10th December
Dagfa School Choir and Wind Ensemble will this time be entertaining customers at the Sainsbury's in Beeston from 2-3pm!
Tuesday 3rd December
Dagfa School Choir and Wind Ensemble will be entertaining the customers at Tescos in Beeston and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation!
Elms School PSA Michaelmas Market 22nd November
We will be setting out our stall at the annual Elms School PSA Michaelmas Market once again this year! The event is in the calendar for Saturday 22nd November from 10.30am until 2 pm.
Stall Night Becket School Wednesday 19th November
Many thanks to the Yr 12 Enterprise students from The Becket School in West Bridgford who will be supporting The Jessica Hope Foundation at their Stall Night on Wednesday 19th November from 6 to 8.30 pm!
BBC Inside Out East Midlands 7.30pm Monday 10th November
Brain Cancer, Jess' story & Will's 3 Peaks Challenge will be one of the features on Inside Out this coming Monday. Do Watch out for it, record it or catch up with it on iplayer during the week.
We will only improved the outlook for this devastating disease by spreading awareness and dramatically increasing the funding for research.
30th October - 9th November Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon
Totally mad or totally sane?
Great friend Pieter Pretorius will be running, walking, climbing and possibly sometimes crawling - with all his belongings on his back - across 250kms of the Kalahari Desert in up to 40 degree heat at the end of October!
He will be wearing his foundation tee and fund-raising for the charity.
Coffee morning Tuesday 28th October
Many thanks again to Jen Billard and members of the local Probus Ladies Group, who will be hosting a coffee morning on the 28th and donating the proceeds to the charity and our brain cancer causes.
Jen and her team managed to raise £310 in another very successful and well attended event!
BUPA Great Birmingham Run October 19th
Big THANK YOU ex-Bilborough 6th former Catriona Simpson who is at Birmingham University studying Medicine. Catriona will be training and running the Great Birmingham Run in October in memory of Jess and fundraising for the charity.
If you would like to sponsor Catriona please click on the BUPA scenic picture below to go to her MyDonate fundraising page.
October 18th Bollywood Night
At the Westgate Suite Long Eaton!
An evening of Asian food, live music and live interactive Asian dance.
During the week before Diwalli.
Trent College mum Sadi Khan of www.noblekhan.com is organising the event and all proceeds from the evening's raffle and quiz will kindly be donated to The Jessica Hope Foundation.
Many thanks for your support Sadi.
For ticket enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Hood Half Marathon - Sunday September 28th
Big THANK YOU to HANNAH LACEY, MICHELLE YOUNG and TONY ROE of the BBC who are training to run in the Robin Hood Half Marathon this September in memory of Jess and fundraising for the foundation.
Robin Hood Marathon - Sunday 28th September
We have 2 wonderful people who will be running the FULL marathon! PIETER PRETORIUS and PHIL TURTON. HUGE thank you both. Phil is running this as one of his 10 + 2 marathon challenge which he is hoping to complete in his 50th year and..
Trent College PSA Michaelmas Ball - Saturday 27th September 2014
Another fabulous event organised by the Trent College PSA. In the Obolensky Dining Hall. Welcome drinks from 7.15pm.
007 Theme - come 'Dressed to Kill..."
Tables for 10 will be £400. Ellie and Lucy Hands are organising a raffle for the evening and the proceeds will be donated to The Foundation.
Thank you for your continued support Ellie and Lucy! xx
Friday 26th September Dagfa School Cake stall!
Dagfa Year 11 pupils are running a cake stall fundraising for their 2 chosen charities The Jessica Hope Foundation and Cancer Research UK
London to Paris cycle challenge September 2014
Jess' uncle Peter is training at this very moment for his attempt, in September, to cycle from London to Paris!
He's bought all the right gear and joined West Bridgford Cycling Club and goes out training regularly. He's even cycling to work now and then!
He's having a little trouble with his 'saddle' so us veterans are available for advice..
I don't think Peter would mind me telling you that he is in his 7th decade and both knees are artificial, so it will be a MASSIVE challenge and we will be supporting and cheering him on over the course of the next year and will keep you updated.
Please support him!
Click on the picture of Peter in his Christmas jumper to go to his MyDonate fundraising page...
Nottingham Life Cycle 14th - 31st August
This year the University of Nottingham Vice Chancellor Professor David Greenaway and a group of fellow cycling enthusiasts have teamed up with Professor David Walker of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre and aim to raise £500.000 for children's brain tumour research.
In August the team will cycle 1400 miles, taking in the 4 corners of Britain, in honour of all young people and their families affected by this devastating disease and to improve the outlook for the future.
Click on the picture above to visit the Nottingham Life Cycle page and see how you can get involved.
Professor Walker was of the team of specialists who cared for Jess during her illness and he will be cycling in her honour.
To sponsor Professor Walker on the JustGiving site click on his picture. Many thanks.
Rushcliffe School Charity Fair 18th July
Thank you Nicole Pavier who will be involved in another fundraising event for the foundation at her school in mid-July.
Nicole will be selling our JessBands, pin badges, HOPE string bracelets in addition to her own plans for the event.
Sunday 13th July British 10k London Run
Huge THANK YOU Paul Chung who is running the British 10k in London this year in memory of Jess and fundraising for the foundation and our causes.
We have not met Paul, but his family have been touched by Jess' story and we are really grateful for his support.
Do keep us up-to-date with your training please Paul!
To sponsor Paul please click on the image and it will take you to his MyDonate page. Thank you.
Race for Life Derby July 2014
A group of Derby Diamonds Cheerleaders and some of their mums are running the Derby Race for Life this July in memory of Jess and fundraising for the foundation.
Together they hope to raise £600 for The Jessica Hope Foundation!
Best of luck everyone and thank you so much for supporting us
Saturday July 12th Midlands Tough Mudder
Sav Fishel and Jess Blanche are ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!..
But yes, they have signed up to run, walk, climb, swim, crawl and shed tears on Saturday July 12th!
I shall be there screaming at them to pick themselves up and carry on for our Jessie.
The Monty Crew are trekking Hadrian's Wall! July 9-12th 2014
Our great friends and loyal supporters The Monty Crew are at it again!
This year the band of 6 have decided that they are going to walk Hadrian's Wall and fundraise for The Jessica Hope Foundation and our causes!
They will be out on their first training walk around Rutland Water on March 2nd if anyone wants to join in!
Thank you all so much for everything you are doing to help us raise awareness and fund the fight to beat brain cancer in memory of Jess x
To sponsor The Monty Crew please click on the picture and you will be taken to their MyDonate page! Thank you!
Sunday July 6th Silent Auction closes
Thank you Jess' good friend Jo Foster, a pupil at Trent College who is organising a Silent Auction fundraiser for the charity.
To place a bid send her an email!
The auction closes at midnight on July 6th.
CrossBay Challenge Morecambe Sunday 6th July
Phil Turton's 3rd challenge and one which he may not return from...!
This is the Morecambe Bay Half Marathon and the runners have to get across the bay before the tide comes in.. Sounds dicey... But apparently the organisers have an brilliant team and set up and they haven't lost anyone yet!
Will's challenge: 3 Peaks, 3 Wheels, 3 Days - 4th, 5th and 6th July 2014
In April 2011 Jess was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Jess and Will Blanche, very close friends of the Gauntley family.
Will has decided to tackle three of the highest peaks in Britain to raise money for the foundation. However, this won't be the standard 3 Peaks Challenge as Will was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. RGK Wheelchairs have very kindly provided a specialised hand cycle for Will to use. It has been named The Mountain Beast!
Will is going to be joined on the challenge by Jess's father John, her younger brother Tom and friends and colleagues.
The BBC will be joining the team and filming for a documentary later in the year. We will keep you posted!
Netball tournament Sunday 29th at Trent College
The Jessica Hope Tournament.
Jess loved her netball and last year her club, the Long Eaton Junior Netball Club, and the teams who took part in the tournament raised a fantastic £1500 for the charity.
They kindly decided that the event would become an annual occasion and be named in memory of Jess.
Click on the netball teams picture to visit the Derbyshire Netball link
Sunday June 29th Pay-to-Play Tennis Tournament
One of Jess' great friends at Trent College Jo Foster is again organising with the school to host a fundraising tennis tournament.
Jo, who is now in Year 12, is also hoping that the event will become her Extended Project Qualification!
Many thanks for your ongoing support Jo xx
Trailblazer Half Marathon Clumber Park Saturday 28th June
Phil Turton's 2nd race in his MARATHON 10 + 2 running challenge!
Click on the picture to visit Phil's MyDonate page and sponsor him or if you would like to know more about his amazing challenge.
Many thanks Phil and best of luck!
Drama Showcase at Wilsthorpe School 25th and 26th June
Thank You to friends Tayla Evans and Ketty who are organising a Drama Showcase at Wilsthorpe School on June 25th and 26th starting at 7pm.
A lively, fun evening of comedy, song and dance!
During both shows they and their team will be fundraising for the foundation.
For tickets inbox Tayla Evans on her FaceBook page.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Trent College 24th 25th 26th June
Big Thank You to Jess' great friend Jo Foster who will be fundraising for the foundation at the forthcoming production at Trent College.
She will be there every night running a stall with a tombola, money tree, raffle and selling our JessBands and pin badges.
Total Warrior Challenge, Leeds Saturday 21st June
Best of luck and big THANK YOU Emma Lynch who will be running the Total Warrior event in Bramham Park Leeds this Saturday!
Emma will be fundraising and spreading awareness for the foundation and brain cancer in young people.
Saturday 14th June
Thank You Catherine Gibney and friends - who are organising a charity Garden Party raising funds for the foundation, our causes and Will Blanche's 3 peaks Challenge!
Let's hope the British weather is kind to us on the 14th!
Thursday 5th June Judy's Wine and Cheese tasting
Once again Judy Fishel is very kindly hosting a fundraising event for the charity. This year it will be a Wine and Cheese Tasting at her home in East Bridgford. Invitation only. John G will be supplying the wine and another good friend of Judy's will be bringing the Cheeses!
Always grateful to you Judy for your support, Many thanks xx
Outlaw Half Ironman Sunday 1st June
HUGE thanks to Adrian Barrell who is going to compete in the Nottingham Half 'Ironman' Triathlon - the Outlaw Half - at the National Water Sports Centre on Sunday 1st June in memory of Jess and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation!
Adrian will need to complete a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run in less than 81/2 hours!!
How incredibly tough is that going to be!?!
Thanks so much and best of luck with training Adrian. We will put a link to his fundraising page here once it has been set up.
May 25th Hope Charity Bike Ride 2014
A group of Jess' friends from Trent College school in Long Eaton, teachers and hangers-on ( including me and BJess..) will be cycling, walking or running around CARSINGTON WATER in the Derbyshire Dales.
Meeting at 11am in the main carpark near the Watersports Centre.
The more circuits you do the more money you raise!
Bring refreshments to share and waterproofs!
Plenty of time to get in training..!
Saturday 10th May Feel Fab Family Fundraiser
Come along to the Feel Fab Family Fundraiser at Trent College on Saturday afternoon May 10th!
Thank you to Phillippa Braddow - Trent Staff member - for planning and organising the event, which will be supporting The Jessica Hope Foundation.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Click on the image to enlarge..
Cape Town 2 Oceans Ultra Marathon 19th April 2014
Dare I start talking about this... Pieter - husband of a great friend of mine - successfully completed The Blenheim Half Marathon last weekend in his training and attempt to qualify for entry into the 2 Ocean's Marathon in Cape Town South Africa next April.
Pieter is a Consultant Neuroradiologist living in Oxford with Jane and the boys.
South Africa is Pieter's country of birth and running has always been an important part of Pieter's life.
The 2 Ocean's Marathon is one of the toughest and most beautiful marathon courses in the world. It is 56km long (34 miles..) so longer than your usual marathon..
IT IS CONFIRMED!
PIETER HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE CAPE TOWN TWO OCEANS MARATHON ON 19TH APRIL 2014!
..and we are going over to watch him run!
Click on the image to sponsor Pieter for his SUPERMARATHON challenge! Thank you.
Sunday 13th April London Marathon!
We have 2 wonderful people running in the 2014 London Marathon and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation.
Best of luck and MASSIVE 'Thank You' to Phil Turton (Barrister with Ropewalk Chambers in Nottingham) and Leicestershire Firefighter Darren Weston for supporting our charity and helping us fight to beat brain cancer in young people in memory of Jess.
Click on the London Marathon logo to go to Phil's MyDonate page.
Click on the image below to visit Darren's fundraising page.
Jessica Hope Foundation Golf Day Friday 11th April 2014
Calling all golfers!! Great golfing event to start off the season!..
At Beeston Fields Golf Club.
Andy's charity golf day has been re scheduled and is now happening on Friday April 11th.
Get the date in in your diary and your team's names down ASAP! It's for a great cause!
Email Andy on email@example.com for a registration form.
CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE..
Wollaton Guides Talent Show 10th March
HUGE Thank you to St Leonards Wollaton Guides who are having a talent show on March the 10th. During the evening they are kindly fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation and our young people's brain cancer causes.
The Jessica Hope Challenge: 3 Peaks, 3 Wheels, 3 Days - Official Launch 20th February 2014
Will is on BBC East Midlands Today TODAY! Tuesday 25th February!
Official Launch Day being covered by the 3 media.. BBC East Midlands Today TV, BBC Radio Leicester and The Leicester Mercury newspaper!
Hope there will be more to report in Latest News very soon!
To SPONSOR Will for his Amazing challenge in memory of Jess click on the picture and you will be taken to his MyDonate page. Thank you!
Friesland School Non-uniform Day February 11th 2014
Friesland School will be having a non-uniform day fundraising for the foundation.
Many thanks for continuing to support our family and the foundation..
West Bridgford School Non-Uniform Day 7th February
This academic year West Bridgford School have kindly chosen our foundation as one of their Charities of the Year.
They are having the first of a number of fundraising events on 7th February. All pupils will pay a small sum to attend school for the day in their own clothes and the funds raised will be donated to the charity.
Many thanks and best wishes to all!
Transfer Deadline Day party 31st January
Huge thanks Jonny Howell and team of Nottingham Trent University Business Management students who are organising a charity fundraising Transfer Deadline Day party at Walkabout Nottingham on January 31st. It is running all day and you can go along and enjoy food, drink, a FIFA tournament and watch Sky Sports News on the big screen. The event will be fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
Trent Sporting Dinner 22nd January
In the Prince Obolensky Building at Trent College.
Join us at an evening with stars from the world of women's sport. With a Q & A hosted by BBC sports presenter Eleanor Oldroyd.
The event will be fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation and our causes and supporting in-school sporting projects.
Click on the picture/e-invitation twice to book directly with Hazel Stean of Trent College
Sweet Sale Friday 17th January
Thank you Sav Fishel who has organised a fundraising sweet sale at her school Ratcliffe College!
Yessensis Open Day Event November 30th/December 1st
Many thanks to Carol Edwards of Yessensis in Chilwell Nottingham. Carol holds an open day at the salon each year where clients can try out different products and treatments.
This year Carol is kindly going to donate all of the treatment takings in the salon over the 2 day event to The Jessica Hope Foundation.
Ockbrook Winter Fayre Saturday November 23rd
Huge thanks Ockbrook School, who are hosting a Winter Fayre in late November and will be supporting and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation during the day.
More information to follow nearer the date...
Elms PSA Michaelmas Market 23rd November
The Elms School PSA are holding their annual Michaelmas Market again this year. The venue is The Obolensky building at Trent College, Long Eaton. The market will run from 10.30am to 2.30 pm.
There will be stalls selling a wide range of handmade items and produce and it will be a great place to find christmas gifts. The Jessica Hope Foundation will have a small stall selling books, JessBands, our range of handmade HOPE bracelets, keyrings and greetings cards.
Come along and enjoy!
Sunday 10th November
Jess loved her singing. It was one on her favourite and most enduring hobbies and Debbie Pettit was Jess' singing teacher for many years. They continued to sing together throughout Jess' illness and Jess loved the time they spent together. It always cheered her up and took her mind off her worries.
Debbie and her pupils have organised an informal concert for family and friends on the 10th of November and all the money raised will be donated to the foundation.
Many thanks Debbie and pupils
'An Evening With..' Saturday 9th November
Tom Singleton is organising and hosting this event in the Obolensky building at Trent College on 9th of November.
Half of the money raised through the evening will be donated to The Jessica Hope Foundation.
It's going to be a brilliant night!! Be there!..
Many thanks Tom.
To buy tickets message Tom through the event Facebook page.
Click on the ticket pic below to go to the FB page...
£600 was raised for the foundation by organisers, performers and everyone who attended this thoroughly enjoyable musical evening!
Coffee Morning Tuesday 29th October 2013
Jenny Billard is having a coffee morning at her home on Tuesday 29th October fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation.
There are lots of things planned for the event!
Many thanks Jenny for kindly organising and hosting the morning and helping to raise awareness about our charity and the causes we support.
Just over £300 was raised at the event! Thanks again Jenny and all involved in the morning!
The Mablethorpe Half Marathon - 6th October 2013
HUGE thanks to Helen OHanlon who is running the Mablethorpe Half in October memory of Jess and fundraising for the foundation. Helen works at Instaprint with John's brother Peter Gauntley - Jess' uncle Peter.
Helen has been a fundamentally important part of our lives since Jess died. She designed and printed the beautiful Order of Service booklets for Jess' funeral and has continued to work with us on every single printing project for the charity ever since.
We are so grateful to Helen for all her hard work. Train hard and RUN 4 JESS!
A Night in Paris - Elms PSA Ball, 28th September
This September The Elms School PSA are hosting a FABulous Ball in The Obolensky Building at Trent College.
The event will be supporting and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation.
The theme is 'A Night in Paris' and the venue will be transformed into the 'Champs Elysee's' !
Tickets £55pp, to include welcome drink, 4 course meal, live band, licensed bar and disco. Tables will seat 12 and there are still a limited number available.
There will be a Champagne Reception at 6.45 and dinner will be served from 7.45. The dress code is black tie. Carriages at 1am.
We're looking forward to an absolutely GLITTERING evening! Hope to see you there!
For further details please email Gemma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee morning Attenborough CC Saturday 28th September
Many thanks Helen and Jackie Carlisle who are kindly organising and hosting a Coffee Morning in memory of Jess and fundraising for our charity at the 'all new' Attenborough Cricket Club on Saturday 28th September between 10.30 and 12.30am. Everyone is welcome. We'll see you there!
Loch Ness Marathon 29th September
My brother Richard Bigland is running a WHOLE marathon across the border in memory of his niece Jess and fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation.
He used to be very fit and capable of these sorts of feats decades ago when he was in the Navy.. but today.. at nearly 50...?
Go for it Ricki! Jess will be with you. Karen xx
To sponsor Ricki follow the link www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/richardbigland or click on the image!
Robin Hood Half Marathon - 29th September
We have known Caroline Rose since the very early days after Jess' diagnosis. Caroline was the Macmillan Nurse assigned to us by Jess' consultant Dr Sophie Wilne.
Jess and Caroline developed a very special relationship that, I have no doubt, helped Jess and every member of our family cope better with her illness. And Caroline's ongoing support has been invaluable in helping us through the days since we lost Jess.
Caroline has been inspired to run The Robin Hood Half Marathon in memory of Jess and to help us raise funds for The Jessica Hope Foundation.
A very special 'Thank You' Caroline. xx
Hannah Lacey & Michelle Young are both training hard for the Nottingham Half Marathon in September. Hannah was Jessie's neighbour, babysitter and then close friend. By Hannah's own admission she is not a runner and was talked into running for Jess by her good friend Michelle who had already signed up for the challenge. Both girls are hoping to raise £500 each for The Jessica Hope Foundation. To sponsor Hannah and/or Michelle click on their photo.
Run to the Beat - 8th September
A group of 4 of John's friends from Atlas Fine Wines in London ran London's Music Half Marathon - Run to the Beat - on 8th September.
Simon & Celina Larkin, Hannah Vansusteren& Richard O'Mahoney all trained hard and kindly fund-raised for the foundation.
The run was 13.1 miles and started and finished in London's beautiful Greenwich Park.
Thank you so much to the 4 runners and all those who sponsored them.
Monty Crew Complete the 3 Peak Challenge!
In June of this year 6 of Jess's friend's dads otherwise known as The Monty Crew successfully conquered the 3 highest peaks of Great Britain! They raised in excess of £3500 for The Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham on behalf of The Jessica Hope Foundation.
A massive thank you to The Monty Crew boys for all their hard work fundraising, training and successfully completing their challenge! It was not without a number of incidences and we should also perhaps thank the elderly ladies who returned them to their cars after walking back down the wrong side of Snowdon!
John, Tom & Sam look forward to joining The Monty Crew in a new challenge in 2014!
Foundation Launch Day - 23rd June 2013
On the 23rd June at Trent College, The Jessica Hope Foundation was officially launched.
Despite the typical British weather the day was a huge success with netball, tennis and cricket tournaments as well as live music and a BBQ. Dozens of Jess's friends and teachers were involved in helping to plan and run the day.
Hundreds of local people came to support the day as well as the BBC and Nottingham Post providing coverage.
In excess of £12000 was raised and one lucky family won a week in a beautiful villa in Spain in our prize raffle draw, drawn by Jessica Lee the local MP for Erewash.
A massive thank you to everyone involved - look forward to seeing you again next year!!
Support The Cause hosted by local band The Unknown Cause
Kathy Webb of The Unknown Cause kindly organised a charity gig night involving six local bands on July 12th at The Victoria Inn Derby. During the evening they raised £571.62! The event was entirely organised, performed and attended by young people.
Huge thanks to all involved.
Mollbuzzers Charity Netball Tournament - 14th July
Each year the Mollbuzzers netball team run a charity tournament in memory of David Jenkins the club's coach for many years. This year they kindly supported The Jessica Hope Foundation.
A special thanks to Abi, Fiona and Sara for all their hard work.
Hope 4 Tomorrow, Wednesday 28th August
Robyn Bell, Sam Humphreys and a team of 16 and 17 year old young people doing the National Citizen Service social action project are currently out and about in Nottingham fundraising for The Jessica Hope Foundation. On Wednesday they are organising a charity band and dance night at the Cape Bar in Nottingham City Centre. Everyone is welcome, there is no minimum age, the doors open at 6.30pm and entry is £3. Come along and enjoy!