Local charity Jessie May, which cares for terminally ill children within the home, is celebrating its two year anniversary of expanding services into the Bath area.
Fundraisers at the charity celebrated by inviting corporate and community supporters to a special drop-in event at St John’s Hospital, with special guests including the Mayor of Bath.
Families cared for by Jessie May as well as nurses, community, corporate and trust supporters heard how their support has helped the charity’s work in Bath.
Helen Mackie, community events fundraiser said: “It was wonderful to celebrate our two year anniversary in Bath, both to reflect on the care we have provided to families who need our help in the area, and to say thank you for the brilliant support we have received from the local community and businesses.
“Special thanks must go to the local Sainsbury’s which catered for the event and to St John’s Hospital which let us host the event in The Bubble.
“Also to some of our corporate supporters who attended, including Kersfield Developments, Handelsbanken and Beckford James.
“We work hard to make the lives of our families easier and to make the children we care for as comfortable and happy as possible. We’re looking forward to continuing our work in Bath and building on the relationships we have already made.”
Jane Goodwin, a community supporter from Bath Unity Players, said: “It was lovely to meet all the dedicated people from Jessie May, and to hear more about the work they do.
“Bath Unity Players chose Jessie May as their charity this year, and are doing their best to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic and worthwhile cause.”
Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
It costs around £1,000,000 for the charity to provide this care yearly and Jessie May is almost entirely dependent on public support.
For more information visit: www.jessiemay.org.uk.