Show helps charity for sick children and their families

January 28 2019
Show helps charity for sick children and their families

A CHARITY which supports terminally-ill children and their families has benefited from its involvement with the South Gloucestershire Show.

Jessie May is the nominated charity for the show, which is held at the South Gloucestershire Showground, near Henfield. The charity raised over £1,000 by running a stand at the event and show organisers then donated an extra £2,500, giving it a total of £3,500.

Kingswood-based Jessie May provides nurses across South Gloucestershire and the surrounding area to support terminally ill children and their families in their own homes. The charity has now learned that it will be the show’s chosen charity again for 2019.

Head of fundraising and communications Julian Withers said: “The whole Jessie May team – including a brilliant group of volunteers – had a fantastic time at last year’s show.

We were delighted to be the show’s chosen charity and spent two gloriously sunny days meeting supporters, sharing some amazing stories about our nurses’ work, and raising vital funds to ensure they can continue to support local families. Events like these make a huge difference to our charity and we are hugely grateful to the South Gloucestershire Show for the opportunity.

We are thrilled to be the show’s nominated charity for 2019 and look forward to working with the show’s team again as we count down until August 3rd. Keep your eyes peeled, as we are currently planning what Jessie May will bring to the show in the summer.”

The show’s organisers launched another event last year, the South Gloucestershire Food & Drink Festival, which took place in May at the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

More than 22,000 people went along and this year it will return on May 18 and 19, and again in September. This event will also support Jessie May.

South Gloucestershire Show event manager Darren Hawkins said: “This is set to be an exciting year for us and we’re looking forward to having Jessie May join us at our Food & Drink Festival in May, providing another opportunity to raise funds for this amazing charity that makes such a difference to so many in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and beyond.”