JESSIE May is a Bristol-based charity which provides palliative, end of life and bereavement care for terminally ill children and their families. The charity is also an Official Partner of Charity Today’s national UK Charity Week campaign.
On a weekly basis, their nurses travel the 70km distance between Bristol, Bath and Swindon to visit families. During the month of May the charity is asking for its supporters to join the Jessie May team to walk, run, wheel, cycle, swim 70km; their way. Some participants are even brave enough to double the distance!
You can get the whole family (even the dogs) involved and join in at Hanham on Tuesday 31st May for a special celebration to walk and wheel the final few kilometres with the Jessie May team.
The route will be starting from The Chequers Inn, Hanham at 10.30am and will be taking on the 5km route along the river to Conham Riverside Park for some well-deserved drinks and snacks.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic along or grab something from The Perky Coffee Company.
If you’d like to park at Avon Valley Woodland car park and join everyone around 11am for the final 3km, then that’s fine too!
Charlotte Bugler is the Community Engagement Fundraising Officer at Jessie May, she told Charity Today:
“It’s very exciting to be able to organise our own event now Covid restrictions are starting to ease. A family participation event has been on our minds for many months and we can’t wait to hear everyone’s 70km stories. Your support will ensure that our nurses can continue to reach children and their families, across the South West who are faced with a life-shortening diagnosis.”
Jessie May is offering their jazzy purple t-shirts to those who raise £50 and bespoke medals to those who raise £100! Find out more and sign up for free: https://jessiemay.org.uk/event/70k-your-way-challenge/.