Things are still ticking along at a steady pace at Jemima’s Gift.
We are currently supporting Ellie’s riding lessons, she is progressing extremely well in her horsemanship and this is having a profound effect on her confidence too.
Musically speaking, we continue to fund piano lessons for Lubna and Ishtyak and woodwind lessons for Millie and Lily. We have Emma in the National Youth Orchestra and Edward in the National Youth Brass Band, and we have recently been able to provide Alex with a clarinet which will enable him to continue music lessons when he goes to secondary school in September.
Darcy will be taking part in her school choir’s trip to Cambridge later in the summer and we have been able to fund specialist physiotherapy and occupational therapy for a young child with additional needs, thereby supporting him to get the most from his education.
Next spring we will be supporting a children’s bereavement project which will tour several local schools, hospitals and hospices helping children in education to come to terms with loss and flourish nonetheless.
Our trustees are busy pondering several new requests for funding to enable children to reach their potential in the Arts, Sports and Education. They do such a good job of making sure that we are involved a variety of projects, which meet our charity’s original objectives, and we are grateful to them for their help.
We have now been running Jemima’s Gift for coming up to three and a half years and we will continue to do everything we can to support children to live life to the full as long as we have funds to do so. We have not yet had to make any difficult decisions based on lack of funding, however there will inevitably become a time when funds are the limiting factor and Jemima’s Gift will have done it’s job, to make a difference in many children’s lives and to act as a lasting legacy for Jemima.
In the meantime we are very much looking forward to Annabel’s next event; The Jemima’s Gift Festival of Creativity. This will be a full day’s fun on Saturday 10th September 2016 when we will celebrate creativity in many forms. Come along to eat cake, drink tea, enjoy the performances, look at the many exhibits, meet up with friends old and new and maybe even enter a category yourself! Annabel is determined that there will be something to encourage everyone to get creative so no excuses this year! Here is the festival website to get your ideas flowing http://www.festival-jemimasgift.simplesite.com
Thank you for your continued support!