On Friday 13th October 2017 one of our trainers (Martyn Down) joined the GKN team against Imtech Inviron in support of the Jessie May charity as part of a charity golf day at Thornbury Golf Club. A great day was had by all and in support of a fantastic cause with some important funds raised!
Jessie May is a Bristol-based charity providing nursing care at home for children and young people with life limiting conditions who are not expected to live beyond the age of 19. Jessie May was established in September 1994 by Chris and Philippa Purrington, following the death of their baby daughter Jessica May.
Jessica’s parents were determined to do what they could to enable other children with conditions like Jessica’s and their families to have support in their own homes and the choice to die at home when that time comes. After a lot of hard work and perseverance initial funding was secured, and Jessie May was officially launched in 1996.