Helping children to get the most out of life……

Here at Jemima’s Gift the new year has begun in earnest and we are very excited about the new projects that we will be supporting in 2014.

It is not always possible to publicise all of our activities as we wish to respect the privacy and confidentiality of children and their families, but we continue to support individual children with learning needs in their education and will be pleased to hear of any further situations where we may be able to help.

We are looking forwarded to supporting Ty Sign Primary School in South Wales with a kitchen project which aims to teach children to cook healthy meals from local ingredients. They have spent the last year fundraising and have launched the kitchen, but only have suitable worktops for the tallest children and those who can stand on boxes! We will provide adjustable benches with wipe down surfaces so that everyone can join in the fun!

The children of St Joseph’s School in Malmesbury continue to benefit from regular Tai Chi lessons, and “Jem”, our Jemima’s Gift Riding for the Disabled horse, is a firm favourite every Monday afternoon at the RDA session at Widbrook Stables.

The membership of Chippenham Sailing and Canoe Club is growing rapidly and the two sailing boats and katakanu, Flying Starfish, are used very regularly by people of all ages.

It is great to think of so many children playing football in their new kit, learning a musical instrument in the local brass or wind band, sailing, kayaking, riding, cooking and really enjoying their education with the support that they need.

We don’t want to stop here though! We are here to encourage children to pursue a dream or ambition that would be financially difficult for them to achieve by themselves. If you, your children or a child that you know would like to take up an activity in the arts, sports or education and needs financial support to get them started, or to progress, then please let us know. You can email us at jemimasgift@gmail.com with details of the need and how much it would cost and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Let’s make 2014 a year for doing things and getting the most out of life!

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