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Stuart Pomeroy

'25 to 50' - Match Funding for Jessie's Fund

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am looking to raise £50,000 by the end of Jessie’s Fund’s 25th anniversary in 2020. This will allow Jessie's Fund to provide more music therapy in childrens hospices and hospital wards for children across the UK. I have pledged to match fund, yes double, each and every gift up to a total of £25,000 so we reach a grand total of £50,000. Please contribute if you can. [/p][p]Why Jessie's Fund and why now??[/p][p]Not long after our elder daughter started primary school, I joined the Parent Teachers Association. At my first meeting in late 1995, the Head mentioned that a charity had been established to the memory of a pupil who had died recently from a brain tumour. That pupil was Jessie George. Something resonated with me – I have never forgotten that introduction.[/p][p]Roll on nearly 20 years. It was time for Tamara and me to update our wills. We rewrote our wills to include significant donations to charity - from the outset we knew we wanted to include Jessie’s Fund on that list. Tragically, only five months into retirement, Tamara was diagnosed, like Jessie, with a terminal brain tumour. She died less than a year later in August 2015.[/p][p]In the time since Tamara died, I have reflected on our earlier view about giving money to charities when we die. Wouldn’t it be better to make donations to projects that I can see and influence during my lifetime? Wouldn’t it be even better if I can encourage others to join me to take the important work of Jessie’s Fund forward? Wouldn’t it be great if you could join me? How about a Match Funding scheme??[/p][p]2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Jessie’s Fund. There are many projects which need additional funding. My campaign will provide funds to support neuro rehabilitation as well as shorter term needs across the UK. The children often have complex conditions and often respond more positively to music than to other forms of stimulation. Funds raised by "25 to 50" will be targeted where it is most needed across the UK.[/p][p]I so hope that you and your friends will wish to donate and, maybe, dig a little deeper knowing your donation will be doubled to make an even bigger difference. Please Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer. Let's provide more funding to benefit more children with more music therapy.[/p][p]For more information, please visit the Jessie's Fund website - https://www.jessiesfund.org.uk/[/p][p]Thank you so much[/p][p]Stuart[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2020


Dec 3, 2019


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 3, 2019

Helen T

This is my usual Christmas gift to Jessie’s Fund. To think of it being doubled is an amazing thing. Thank you for your forward thinking and your altruism. I’m very sorry for your loss.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 29, 2019


£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019


Good luck reaching the target!

£230.00 plus £57.50 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2019

Jamie and Joan

A very generous challenge and a great cause.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 3, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2019


Thanks for a lovely evening , great to catch up with your family!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 28, 2019

Maureen Anthoney

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 27, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid