Thank you very much to everyone who took part in 5k May and helped to raise an amazing £440 for Jess Grant Celebration
We are so excited to share our news! Throughout the academic year, Kesgrave High School Sixth Form have been organising events and challenges to fundraise for Jess Grant Celebration in memory of Jess. You may remember the non-uniform day in the Autumn term that raised a fantastic £500! But, they didn’t stop there! At the end of last year, the Sixth Form Committee set the challenge to run a virtual marathon over a period of 12 weeks, starting with the annual Santa Run. In total, Kesgrave High School have raised a staggering £3,574.71 😍🥳❤🏃. This is by far the highest total raised by any group of individuals for Jess’ charity. We can’t thank Kesgrave High School enough for all their wonderful fundraising; it means so much to us that Jess’ peers picked her charity to raise money for in her memory.
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of the Year 13s the very best in whatever they are going on to do in the future.
We’re delighted to announce that we are part of the Run for Heroes 5K May.
How to get involved?
🏃 All you need to do is run, walk, row, cycle, swim or dream up another way of completing a 5K challenge during the month of May
💰 Donate £5 to our campaign page at
🤚 Nominate 5 others to get involved
🎁 Unlock rewards from Run for Heroes’ amazing brand partners
Thank you x
Unfortunately, for many reasons, our re-scheduled JessFest event will not be going ahead on Saturday 2nd October 2021.
At this point we’re unable to plan a further re-schedule, and have refunded the full ticket price to everyone who kindly bought their tickets early in 2020, before COVID-19 became a thing!
So pleased and grateful that all the stars aligned for JessFest in 2019. We have amazing memories of a fantastic day. A perfect way of celebrating Jess and her love of live music, and raising funds for music therapy in her memory. Thank you again to everyone who made JessFest happen and for everyone’s support and help in making it such a special day.
Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in Jess’ Celebration weekend. It was so lovely seeing and hearing about the celebrations. Queen and 80’s music were very much a common theme. Everyone knows that Queen were Jess’ favourite band, and she also loved 80’s music, especially when she was at primary school. Jess always had good taste 😀
We are delighted to announce that Jess’ Celebration weekend raised £765 (+ gift aid of £128.75). This is a fantastic total and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has donated. Every penny raised will be used to fund the fantastic music therapy service at Ipswich Hospital.
There’s still time to donate if you would like to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/JessCelebration
Please find out how you can get involved on our Events Page at https://www.jessgrantcelebration.org.uk/events/
A huge thank you from Jess Grant Celebration for everyone’s support. It’s just over 2 years since we first launched Jess’ charity, and it was this time a year ago that the new music therapy service was launched on the Children’s ward at Ipswich Hospital. We’ve put together a little thank you presentation for everyone who has helped and supported Jess Grant Celebration over the first 2 years.
Hope you enjoy seeing all the photos again. Thank you so much x
It was lovely to catch up with Daisy Williamson, Music Therapist at Ipswich Hospital, and to hear how well the remote music therapy sessions have been going, and how much the children and parents have welcomed the interaction and opportunity for expression.
We are delighted to have been able to fund a steel tongue drum for Daisy to use at Ipswich Hospital. Daisy has very kindly sent us this video of her experimenting with this fabulous instrument. Daisy had this to say about the steel tongue drum: ‘It is very beautiful, and a lovely size – so great for children to play, very accessible, where a little effort can create a big effect!’
A huge thank you to the The Roger David Burrows Music Fund, https://www.rogerdavidburrows.co.uk/, who granted Jess Grant Celebration £100 to put towards the purchase of this instrument for the children at Ipswich Hospital.
We are pleased to announce that the online auction of Brian May signed items raised a total of £669 for Jess’ charity from the sale of 4 items. Thank you to everyone who bid and to the lovely people who bought the books, who have been a pleasure to deal with this week. Sadly, due to a change in circumstances, the 5th book sale fell through. Fundraising is really tough right now, so we’ll keep it safe and re-auction it as part of next year’s activities.
Thank you so much again to Brian May and his fantastic team for donating the beautiful books and signed bookplates, and for all the help in promoting our auction. It was wonderful to see Jess’ charity centre stage on Queen’s official website for a while, right next to Queen & Adam Lambert news. Jess would have been so embarrassed, but I think a little proud too.
Jess Grant Celebration are delighted to let you know that our Patron Brian May has supported Jess’ charity by donating some fantastic items for our online auction at https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/jessgrantcelebration
Thank you so much to Brian for providing us with 5 of his amazing books, each with signed bookplates. The auction is LIVE between 23rd September and 3rd October, finishing the same day JessFest should have been taking place this year. 100% of the money raised will go directly to Jess’ charity, with every penny supporting music therapy.