Jessie May has clocked up thousands of miles thanks to City West Commercials keeping our charity on the road with a donation of two Mercedes-Benz vans – Big Jessie and Little Jessie!
With Jessie May providing a hospice at home service caring for local terminally ill children, the two vans have helped keep our nurses on the road across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. The vans are also used at family events that help create treasured memories, as well as raising the profile of our charity at fundraising activities across the region.
City West Commercials first partnered with our charity four years ago by donating Big Jessie and Little Jessie, and its Aftersales Team has since provided all back up and maintenance of the two Mercedes-Benz vans free of charge at its Avonmouth depot.
Julian Withers, our Head of Fundraising and Communications, said: “We really value our partnership with City West Commercials – our nurses and fundraising teams travel across the region to visit terminally ill children, and it’s essential that they have vehicles that they can rely on. What’s more, Big Jessie and Little Jessie enable our nurses to support families on all important days out, so that they can cherish that all important time together.”
Darren Sweet, Group Aftersales Director at City West Commercials, added: “Our Aftersales team are dedicated to keeping the Jessie May team on the road when driving Big Jessie and Little Jessie. Beyond the day-to-day maintenance of the Mercedes-Benz vans which we donated to the charity, our team also have the opportunity to have a day’s paid leave for charity work and get involved further.
“We have therefore recently got involved with Jessie May’s Big Give Christmas Challenge where donations made through the charity’s Big Give page will be doubled for one week – between November 27th and December 4th. We’re supporting the charity’s Christmas Challenge appeal and helping them reach their £23,100 target to welcome 11 additional children with life limiting conditions to the Jessie May family.”
Huge thanks to our wonderful supporters at City West Commercials for supporting Jessie May and keeping our nurses on the road!
We have now reached our Big Give fundraising target, but you can still make a donation and top up our fundraising pot to give us a chance of winning extra funding here.