Jemima’s very dear friend, Bethany Isaac, ran the Plymouth Half Marathon in aid of Jemima’s Gift today. We are so grateful for all the money she has raised and we are very proud of her amazing achievement. Congratulations Beth!
Today has been a Day to remember Jemima. Thank you for all your support, cards, flowers, text messages, emails, thoughts and prayers.
Thank you also for Jemima’s birthday donations to Jemima’s Gift.
We are involved in several exciting projects currently and will let you know about some of our activities very soon. We are sure that Jemima would be very proud of the exciting things happening in her name. We would also like to wish every success to Mr Day in his new post as headmaster of The Unicorn School in Abingdon. Jemima would be very proud of him too!
It was lovely to receive this beautifully written letter from Genevieve and to hear all her exciting news. She is certainly working very hard and making the most of every opportunity that comes her way. We were also delighted that she has named her mascot teddy bear “Jemima” and that they wear matching Jemima’s Gift T-shirts to competition venues – We are sure that Jemima would approve of that Genevieve!
….and we hope this will be true for Eliza who has entered the Straford Upon Avon Shakespeare Half Marathon on 26th April to raise funds for Jemima’s Gift. She tells us that, as she will soon be moving to New York to continue her training in musical theatre, her dream is to run the New York Marathon for Jemima too – well that certainly wouldn’t be “Much Ado About Nothing”!
Wishing you every success in all of these exciting ventures Eliza!
Here is Bethany training hard for the Plymouth Half which she plans to run in aid of Jemima’s Gift on Sunday 19th April. Looks like she’s having some fun in the West Country sunshine whilst doing it, although it’s a big challenge alongside her University studies so we wish her every success during training and on the day. Good Luck Beth!
It is almost impossible to believe that two years have passed since we lost Jemima. Today is a very sad day, but we take strength from the love of family and friends, and from the knowledge that Jemima had such a positive impact on so many lives. She exuded joy, she taught tolerance and always seemed to notice the best in people, she was full of fun and enthusiasm for every opportunity and she is missed by so many. We are constantly heartened by the wonderful fund raising that is done in her name and by the many exciting opportunities Jemima’s Gift has been able to support. Her legacy, like her smile, lives on.
It was a very special privilege for Jemima’s Gift to be invited to hear Ishtyak and Lubna play the piano in their end of term concert at Christmas. Jemima’s Pops went along and was so impressed by the progress these talented girls had made in such a short time. They have both been learning to play for less than a year and Jemima’s Gift is thrilled to be able to support them. Well done girls, please keep up the hard work!