In memory of Jean Henderson

In memory of Jean Henderson


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00


[lt]p style="text-align: justify"[gt]Jean Henderson started volunteering with the Learning Disabilities Federation in the early 1990s.&nbspHer dedication to helping people who have a learning disability was outstanding. She was a caring person with a lovely personality whose main aim was to ensure the vulnerable people LDF supported were looked after and cared for in times of crisis. Jean was loved and respected by not only the people she cared for, but also the families of the people who accessed LDF support. During her time at LDF Jean was part of initiating many projects and had identified that as people were growing older they were being left more isolated and lonely. It was Jeans determination and persistent efforts that the idea of our Tomorrows project came to be. Jean did a lot of work with many of our service users who are supported on this project. Her passion was that LDF, now under its new identity LD:NorthEast, would be able to support the people who had no formal support and did not qualify for any funding, yet were vulnerable and isolated within our community. Jean did lots of fundraising and volunteered her time to offer low level support to this group of people. Delivering food parcels at Christmas and visiting people when they felt lonely are just a few examples of the good work Jean did to help people. Jean loved to ensure holidays and short breaks were accessible to everyone and explore ways of funding for those who could not afford this themselves.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify"[gt]Sadly, Jean passed away in 2012 and in true Jean style left a donation to LD:NorthEast to help people who were in times of hardship and crisis. Jean would be so proud of the work that&nbspLD:NorthEast and particularly the &nbspTomorrows Team are doing by supporting people who are growing older and at risk of lonliness and isolation. In order to keep Jeans memory alive, her&nbspdonation has now been directed to setting up the AJ fund. Jean over the years was fondly known to many as Auntie Jean so the AJ Hardship Fund has been set up in her memory to help the very people she felt were the most vulnerable. LD:NorthEast have now set up a committee of people to look at how the legacy of Jean can live on through the AJ Fund and how this can have meaning and purpose to serve the people over many years to come.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify"[gt]If you would like to make a donation to this fund on this page, all of Jeans family, friends and colleagues at&nbspLD:NorthEast are extremely grateful[/p][lt]p style="text-align: justify"[gt]Alternatively you can speak to one of our team at LD:NorthEast of how you can fundraise or donate. Every penny donated and raised will directly go to the vulnerable people&nbspLD:NorthEast support, in times of crisis. You can get in touch on 0191 2622261, [][/url] or visit [url=][/url][/p]



Dec 23, 2020


Love Joanne + Pauline + Ryan xx


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 19, 2020

Susan McCarthy and Ann ormston

Forever still in our hearts Jean.. great charity doing amazing things in this testing time.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 10, 2020

Jill and Alan

In loving memory of Jean


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Dec 1, 2020

Gill McCarthy

Merry Christmas Ld northeast hope this donation helps to make Christmas a little easier for your organisation xx


plus £75.00 Gift Aid

Nov 1, 2020

Angela bell

Done no cards this year great charity.


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 9, 2019

Sue White

Donation in lieu of Xmas cards. Wishing everyone at LDNorthEast a very Merry Xmas and a Happy 2020 x Sue and Peter x x


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 3, 2019

Debbie and Bob

In lieu of Christmas cards, Merry Christmas everyone xx


Jul 11, 2018


Every little helps...

Dec 19, 2017

Gill McCarthy

Instead of presents this year I will be donating to the AJ fund xx


plus £150.00 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2017

James Ellis


plus £100.00 Gift Aid

None yet.

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