Bristol Giving Day: Support Jessie May!

As a Bristol based charity, we’re thrilled to share the first ever ‘Bristol Giving Day’ is coming to our city!

On Wednesday 10th October businesses across Bristol are being encouraged to get involved in the city’s first ever Bristol Giving Day.

The initiative aims to encourage companies across Bristol to take part in fundraising activities and raise money for small charities in the city; directly impacting the lives of people in the community.

Bristol Giving Day is being coordinated by the Quartet Community Foundation, and we’d like to thank the foundation for raising awareness of smaller charities – like Jessie May! – and how much we rely on public support.

Our children’s hospice at home charity relies very heavily on funding from the community and we are always so grateful for donations from our local supporters, of any size.

So understandably, days and events like Bristol Giving Day can make a huge impact. We’re rallying all our supporters – old and new – to fundraise for Jessie May on the day and help raise money to fund our nurses, who support local terminally ill children in their homes.

How you can get involved

You can fundraise in any way you choose! We have a plethora of ideas for you – just check out our various fundraising themes and packs on our homepage here. And of course, don’t hesitate to contact our Fundraising Team for ideas and information, on 0117 958 2174 or fundraising@jessiemay.org.uk. We’d love to hear from everyone fundraising for Jessie May on Bristol Giving Day!

Emma Gregory, Employer Engagement Executive at the Quartet Community Foundation, said: “With so many really deserving causes in Bristol, it’s so important that so-called micro-charities don’t get overlooked in favour of the larger organisations.

“After all, it is often the smaller charities that commit to making a real difference in their own communities and are dedicated to making that tangible difference, which people can sometimes feel disconnected from when fundraising for the larger charities.

“We have had a brilliant amount of support for the first event, and it’s shaping up to be a really positive day for Bristol. It’s our hope that we’ll be able to grow it each year and people will be able to come up with more and more fundraising activities, but this is a fantastic foundation to start from.”

The Bristol Giving Day campaign has so far been backed by Mayor Marvin Rees, as well as Metro Mayor Tim Bowles, Business West director James Durie, and the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding.

If your company can fundraise for Jessie May on Bristol Giving Day, Wednesday 10th October, please do let our Fundraising Team know so we can support you in any way we can.

Thank you – let’s get Bristol Giving!

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