Monday, 15 April 2024
Monday, 15 April 2024

Charity collaboration celebrates 20 years and passing the £1m mark!

JESSIE May Children’s Hospice at Home is celebrating reaching £1Million in support from True Colours Trust.

The Trust, whose ambition is to achieve equity in the fields of palliative care and disability, have supported Jessie May since 2003. True Colours are working towards a time when everyone, wherever they live and whatever their age, can access good palliative care allowing disabled children and young people to live their lives to the full.

Jessie May’s CEO Daniel Cheesman said:

“The assistance that True Colours Trust have given Jessie May over the years is incredible. Not only have they given £1 million to Jessie May so we can provide nurses to support our families, children and young people, but the Trust has also worked with our staff to help improve public understanding of children’s palliative care. We are immensely grateful for True Colours Trust’s committed support of our essential work at Jessie May.”

Lucy Sainsbury, Chair and Founder of True Colours Trust is proud of this long-standing partnership, she said:

“True Colours’ first grant to Jessie May was awarded over 20 years ago and was one of the very first grants we ever made. We were inspired by the vision of Jessica May Purrington’s parents who sought to ensure that families had the choice of home-based care for their seriously ill children available to them. Since it was first founded, Jessie May has always offered a unique service, blazing the trail for what excellent children’s palliative care at home can look like.

“The organisation continues to innovate and develop its services while keeping children and families at the centre of everything it does. For this reason, we have been proud to continue to support Jessie May over the last 20 years – the organisation is one of our longest-standing partners. We remain a firm supporter of the inspirational work delivered by Jessie May.” 

Long-term support from trusts such as True Colours Trust enables Jessie May to provide care in both the present and the future. Jessie May wants all their children to have the best quality of life possible, and to live and to have the choice to die in their own homes with their families if they prefer. These generous gifts allow us to help families such as the Griffiths whose daughter Margot received care from Jessie May.

The Griffiths family told us that the love, interaction, and engagement provided by the Jessie May team has left a profound impact on their lives. They hope that other families may also benefit from this remarkable service and appreciate the support they have been fortunate to receive.

Sustained partnerships with trusts like True Colours Trust allow Jessie May to provide care exactly where it is needed. 

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