Centre Manager to cycle from London to Paris in aid of nominated charity, Jessie May

Last year, Clifton Down Shopping Centre nominated Bristol-based Jessie May, the children’s hospice at home charity, as their ‘Charity Partner for 2018/19’.

As part of their fundraising plan for the charity, Charlotte Jarrett, Centre Manager of the shopping centre, has taken up the challenge to cycle from London to Paris with Global Adventures. The 311 miles ride will be completed over 4 days. Charlotte has pledged to raise a minimum of £1,600 but, with some great support behind her, she knows even more can be raised for Jessie May.

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The Jessie May charity provides hospice at home care for terminally ill children in Bristol and the surrounding area. The charity was set up by the parents of Jessica May Purrington, a little girl who died at home aged 4 months, surrounded by her family and her nurses. The Jessie May charity now has a team of dedicated nurses who provide care to children and families during a child’s life and after their death.

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Comments on the challenge ahead

Charlotte Jarrett, Centre Manager at Clifton Down: ‘I am thankful for having a healthy family, a good job and opportunities many don’t. Supporting a charity like Jessie May, hearing the families’ stories and seeing the great work the nurses do, makes you appreciate all these things even more so. And because I have all of the above, I’m in a great place to actually help make a difference.

I worked with Jessie May a few years ago, funnily enough another bike challenge! At the time one of my colleagues was benefitting from the great care Jessie May Nurses provide - actually they still are. Seeing and hearing the great support this one family out of so many they care for receives, really spurs you on. 311 miles is actually nothing in comparison to what Jessie May families experience’.

Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Jessie May: ‘It’s been a real pleasure working with the fantastic team at Clifton Down Shopping Centre over the past few months. The astounding £1,860.76 raised so far will make a huge difference to our charity, and as a result, the families our nurses are supporting.

We’re amazed at Charlotte’s personal fundraising efforts too – as she trains to cycle over 300 miles from capital to capital for Jessie May in September! We wish her all the best and look forward to hearing all about the cycling challenge in a few months’ time’.

Future events

April 27th – the amazing team at Nuffield Health, North Bristol, have agreed to support Charlotte and Jessie May during their Cycle Festival. It is an open event so non-members can attend. There will be 4 to 5, hour long spin classes throughout the morning, with all genres of music covered, ‘festival style’.

May 18th – an exciting…but secret…event thanks to some great supporters of Clifton Down Shopping Centre and Jessie May!

For up to date information on events and activities, please keep an eye on our website and social media pages - @cliftondownsc