News from Frankie and Rosie

imageHi Jemima’s Gift.

Recently Frankie and I competed at Rectory Farm in Gloucestershire for BSJA. We did a lovely double clear in the BN to get 3rd place in a competitive section. We then jumped another speedy double clear in the Discovery which put us into first place, but were then knocked down out of the prize money and rosettes by the last few competitors.

We also competed at Summerhouse in Gloucestershire a few weeks before. Unfortunately Frankie doesn’t like this venue very much as we have discovered in the past, which resulted in an elimination in one class at the last fence and retiring in another.

Our next couple of events are Welsh Home Pony International in a couple of weeks time at the David Broome Event Centre, and Trailblazers championships the weekend after at Stoneleigh.

Thanks once again for your continuing support allowing us to compete as often as we do,

Rosie

And speaking of cycling………

We are thrilled to have been able to provide this adapted bike for Scott and his family. Scott has cerebral palsy and loves getting out and about with his family, particularly when it involves going fast! This specially adapted bicycle and chair will enable the whole family to go on bike rides together, and can also be used as a running chair so no excuses now Dad! imageScott and his Dad try out the new bike

Our very own yellow jersey!

imageOn the eve of Le Grand Depart of the Tour De France 2014 from Leeds, Yorkshire, it seems only fitting that we congratulate Chris and Ceri on their fantastic achievement in cycling from the most westerly to the most easterly point of the UK last week. Their journey took them from St David’s to Lowestoft and although the photos conjure up an image of picturesque serenity we are sure that there were moments of immense physical and psychological challenge.
They have raised over £1000 for Jemima’s Gift, for which we cannot thank them enough.
We love the yellow jersey and are told that there will be a replica one available to the highest bidder, once it has been signed by the odd cycling celebrity! Watch this space, and very well done Ceri and Chris.

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Good luck Chris!

imageJemima’s Gift would like to wish every success to Chris Tong and Ceri as they start their “Side to Side” cycle challenge this Friday. Chris is raising money for us by sponsorship and has already reached £600!
We think the specially made jersey is fantastic, hopefully it will raise lots of interest and opportunities to talk to people about Jemima’s Gift.

Quilt Raffle update

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Entries for the quilt raffle, to be drawn on 30th August at Annabel’s Music Marathon, are coming in thick and fast. All you need to do is put a £1 coin in an envelope with your name and “Jemima’s Gift Quilt Raffle” written on the front, and either put it through our door or leave it at Colerne Post Office. We are very grateful to Alison Pope for helping us with collecting raffle entries. If you needed an excuse to visit our lovely village Post Office – this is it!

Flying Starfish makes an appearance at The Bath and West Show

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We were delighted that Chippenham Sailing and Canoeing Club were able to take Flying Starfish, the Jemima’s Gift katakanu, to the Bath and West Show to take part in the demonstration of water craft on the site lake. Hundreds of children and their families had a free go and hopefully some of them will have caught “the canoeing bug”. Whether they have or not it is lovely to see them having a great time!

Midsummer’s Night Ball in aid of Jemima’s Gift

Originally posted on Jemima's Gift:

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We are delighted to announce that Jemima’s Gift has been chosen to benefit from this wonderful charity event to be held in Bath this summer.

Many thanks to Michelle Creed for thinking of us. It will undoubtedly be a splendid evening, beginning with a torch lit reception around the Roman Baths followed by a sumptuous meal in the famous Pump Rooms and accompanied all evening by fabulous live music by talented Bath musicians.

www.midsummersnight.org.uk

We are very honoured and so grateful for this support, thank you.

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