Happy New Year!

Everyone at Jemima’s Gift would like to wish you a very happy start to 2017, and what better way to do that than to share our news with you!

Thank you to those of you who gave Christmas donations in memory of Jemima. These are very generous and a lovely way to remember a very special little girl at Christmas. It is lovely to know that Jemima’s Christmas gifts will be put to good use in helping children to make the most of their potential in sport, the arts and education.

We would like to introduce you to two children who have been able to achieve spectacular things with the help of Jemima’s Gift recently;

Kitty was able to travel to Germany, with her Mum, to take part in an international dance competition in November. We were thrilled to get this email from Kitty’s Mum when they returned;

Your donation to Kitty’s trip was most kind and we are so happy to let you know Kitty was in two dances for team GB, one came 6 in the world and the other, GOLD!!!
It was a gruelling but most exhilarating experience, with up to 15 hour days of dancing but one neither of us would change for the world. Here are a few photos for you.                                             From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you. Without Jemima’s kind gift, this would have never have been possible xxx

Congratulations Kitty – what an amazing achievement!!


We are also very proud to be supporting Tristan Vermeulen, a gifted young musician. Tristan is attending The Purcell School for young musicians and is funded by Jemima’s Gift to study piano under Professor Christopher Elton.


If you would like to see Tristan perform you can search his many videos on YouTube. His most recent performance on Chopin’s Waltz in B minor is Karen’s favourite. Jemima’s Gift would like to congratulate Tristan on his many awards and wishes him every success in his musical career.

Just before Christmas Jemima’s Gift was delighted to enable lots of local children to attend the village production of The Wizard of Oz. We were thrilled that this offer was taken up by many families who would otherwise have been unable to enjoy such a fabulous evening of live entertainment and we hope that the experience will have inspired some young, and maybe not so young, performers to get involved in amateur dramatics in Colerne. We are very grateful to members of CAOS (Colerne Amateur Operatic Society) for facilitating this venture.

So as you can see, exciting things are still happening as a result of one little girl and her zest for life. Our greatest wish is that Jemima’s legacy will continue to inspire children and young people to make the most of every opportunity in life. Perhaps 2017 is the year that you will learn something new? If we can help, or if you can help us, please get in touch. We wish you all a very Happy New Year!




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