Photos and feedback from a recent Zest Music Day ❤
Wow, Exeter University Swimming Club raised a totally amazing £1,233.64 for Jess Grant Celebration during their Varsity Week 😀 Thank you so much to everyone in the swimming club for voting for Jess’ charity, very kindly nominated by Jess’ friend Erin Yeomanson (thanks again Erin ❤). A huge thank you to everyone who helped organise, and took part in, the fabulous fundraising activities: the bake sale; the fun run (in swimwear in the freezing cold 🥶); the varsity t shirts; the pub quiz; the swimming gala with Bristol and Bath Unis; the raffle. Thank you to Abby Jones, Events & Relations Secretary, for her part in organising the events and for keeping us updated from start to finish about all the wonderful fundraising. Every penny of the brilliant total raised by Exeter University Swimming Club will be used to fund music therapy sessions for children suffering from medical conditions 🎸🥁
Thank you for joining in with Jess’ Celebration day yesterday. It was a lovely day, full of memories of Jess. Thanks for all the kind messages, comments and photos that were shared with us. It’s fantastic to see the different takes on tea, with green tea and sweets in Japan to G+T and cookies in Suffolk!
Many thanks also to everyone who made a donation to Jess Grant Celebration for Jess’ Celebration Day.
Many thanks to Chris Hunt at Film, TV and Music quizzes for a brilliant night on Sunday at the Three Wise Monkeys Ipswich. From Sunday night’s quiz, and Monday’s quiz at the TWM in Colchester, Chris has raised a phenomenal total of £553.64 for Jess Grant Celebration. This is fabulous and we are incredibly grateful for Chris’ support.
A huge thank you to Sensei Leonie Kersey and Evolution Karate Academy for everything they have done in memory of Jess during January. It is so lovely that the club wear their pink belts every January, a wonderful tribute to Jess. Leonie and the club have also been fundraising again for Jess Grant Celebration, raising the fantastic total of £430 through the club and via Leonie’s Facebook fundraiser. Amazing!
We are delighted that our application to the Tesco Community Grants Scheme has been successful and Jess Grant Celebration has been put forward to a customer vote in Kesgrave, Martlesham and Felixstowe Tesco stores. Voting has now started in store and will continue until 31st March 2022. Please vote for us by collecting a blue token when you shop and putting it in the box for Jess Grant Celebration. Thank you very much for your support x
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported Jess Grant Celebration this year. We are very pleased to announce that, with everyone’s help, we will be able to continue to fully fund the Ipswich Hospital Music Therapy Service for the whole of 2022. This extremely valuable therapeutic service has gone from strength to strength this year, with Daisy Williamson now helping 7-9 children every session. We are also delighted to now be funding Zest music therapy days for young adults at St. Elizabeth Hospice.
With special thanks to:-
Our trustees: Caroline Allison, Andy Flatman and Jo Palmer for their time, help and support throughout the year.
Mark Hall at CHP Design for our wonderful website and logo, and his ongoing support in hosting and maintaining the site.
Jess Grant Celebration Patron, Brian May, for his continued support.
Everyone who has provided much needed funds by taking part in challenges and events, and making donations to Jess Grant Celebration this year.
Thank you so much to Amber Grover and the staff at The Entertainer toy shop in Cambridge. Amber heard about Jess Grant Celebration and very kindly nominated us for a ‘Jack Gives Back with Pennies 2021’ grant (https://pennies.org.uk) Thanks to all the ‘pennies’ donated by The Entertainer’s very generous customers, charities are nominated to receive a portion of the funds raised. We have received the fantastic news that Jess’ charity has been awarded £1000 😀 This is amazing and will help us so much going forward with our plans to continue funding music therapy services for children and young people in hospitals and hospices 🥁🎹🎸
Massive congratulations to Sam Linassi for completing the London Marathon in a personal best time of 3:32:37, a brilliant achievement. We are so grateful to Sam for picking Jess Grant Celebration to fundraise for again and for raising a fabulous £376 + gift aid