Mum’s the Word: With Jessie May Trustee, Julie Kembrey

Being a family led charity; started by families for families, Jessie May is no stranger to the incredible Mum’s that make up our lives. From the Mum who started it all, the Mum’s of children in our care, the Mum’s that make up our Nursing team – we’ve got Mum’s all around!

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and so we thought we’d take the opportunity to hear from Mum’s Jessie May-wide. Today Jessie May Trustee, Julie Kembrey, tells us what it’s like for her as the Mum of a life-limited child, and having the support of our Jessie May Nurses:

“Being a Mum of a life-limited child is an emotional rollercoaster of the most extreme proportions. Smiles, cuddles, unexpected achievements, and even the tiniest response, bring absolute joy. But there are also plenty of daily challenges and uncertainties in caring for a child with complex and fragile health.

Mother’s Day is rarely the ‘perfection’ sold to us in advertisements and on TV, but Jessie May Nurses understand that, for the Mums they work with, Mother’s Day can be an emotionally charged day where ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ sit very closely together. Because Jessie May Nurses work within each families’ home they are uniquely placed to offer understanding, a listening ear and someone to share the turmoil with.”

Julie Kembrey, Jessie May Trustee

Our Jessie May Mum’s need our support, now more than ever. With the ongoing crisis spreading, our families are now feeling more isolated in their own homes. But we can’t do it without your help.

We need you to be our lifeline, so we can continue to be there for our families.

Donate today, to help keep our Jessie May Nurses on the road, and visiting our children in their own homes, as much as possible.

There are many ways you can choose to donate:

You can send us a direct bank transfer:
CAF Bank
Sort code – 40 52 40
Account Number – 00031294

Donate via the online form on our website (www.jessiemay.org.uk/donate-now)

Or pop a cheque through the post to:
Jessie May, 35 Old School House, Kingswood Estate, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8DB

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