Congratulations Ed!

Ed Goodman is a sixth form student at Sheldon School in Chippenham and has been awarded a much coveted place in The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. We are delighted to be sponsoring Ed to take up the place, which is a huge achievement.image image

He recently attended his first residential course and is pictured here with the whole band. We very much look forward to hearing more about his progress, very well done Ed!

Tennis at Calder House

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We are thrilled to be sponsoring tennis coaching sessions by Give it Your Max at Calder House School this summer. You may remember that Jemima’s Gift has been providing funding for free places on coaching courses in three primary schools around the country. One of their coaches lives locally and knew of Jemima, so came up with the idea of doing some taster sessions at her school in Thickwood. It is lovely to know that her friends will be directly benefitting from one of her gifts and we do hope that they have loads of fun. And of course you never know, maybe we will find a champion in the making!

Tim’s colleagues to compete in Triathalon

Great to find this article in the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald this evening;

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Employees from Wansbroughs in Devizes taking part in the charity triathlon, from the left, Vanessa Kibble, Josh Taylor, Chris Ware, Michael Davies, Oliver Price and Nicola Peel.

“SOLICITORS from Devizes law firm Wansbroughs will be swapping suits for Lycra to take part in a triathlon next month to raise money for the Jemima’s Gift charity.

On July 3 six employees will travel to Eton Dorney, near Maidenhead, for the Jones Lang LaSalle Property event which comprises of a 750m swim, 21km bike ride followed by a 5km relay run.

Trainee solicitor Josh Taylor, who also runs for Team Bath AC, said: “We each do one leg of the triathlon in a relay and with two teams from the company there is quite a bit of rivalry.

“People say they have been training but I guess we will see on the day. It should be very interesting.”

The company is raising money for Jemima’s Gift set up by Tim Prees, a partner at Wansbroughs, whose daughter Jemima died following a skiing accident.

The charity provides opportunities for other children to reach their full potential in sports, the arts and learning activities.”

We are delighted by this support and wish both teams every success!

Congratulations Sera!

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Sera Sunny is the very deserving winner of the first of our competitions to win a place on a Give It Your Max tennis coaching course. You can read all about the competition and her fabulous entry here. We are thrilled to hear that the charity will be running two further competitions for children to win places on their summer courses, sponsored by Jemima’s Gift.

Sera looks very excited – we hope she loves her coaching as much as we love her beautiful name!

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Manchester here we come!

 

 

1395324695 Jemima’s Gift is proud to be supporting Worton and Cheverell U10s football team on their exciting summer tour to Manchester. Team Badgers will be playing several fixtures and visiting some amazing football venues in the city. Our support means that the tour will be available to all members of the team, exactly as it should be – we hope you all have a great time and look forward to some great results!
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Lubna gets her very own piano!

We are verykawai-es1-677275 grateful to Christopher Morris for his extremely generous donation of a Kawai ES1 digital piano. Mr Morris, a very accomplished pianist and church organist, had no further use for the piano in his home and kindly thought of us. We are delighted to have given the piano to Lubna who continues to do really well in her piano lessons. We received a message from Lubna’s piano teacher saying “Lubna has got the keyboard – never seen her look so happy, she is thrilled!”

This is exactly what Chris was hoping would come out of his gift, so big smiles all round!

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