Jessie May is delighted to announce that Bristol Bears’ Second Row, Dave Attwood, is joining the charity as an ambassador.

Dave is an English international rugby player, currently playing with his home club Bristol Bears. He has been internationally capped 24 times for England, and captained the national team on a tour to South Africa in 2016. He is a graduate of both Bristol University and The University of the West of England and has been a philanthropic advocate of research into degenerative brain disease for many years. Dave currently lives in Bath with his two children.

Dave has seen some of the amazing work done through Jessie May and is keen to help raise awareness of the charity, and hopefully further the support and funding to expand on this vital service.

“No amount of support is ever enough to help the people at the heart of Jessie May. It’s paramount that we raise awareness in order to garner as much support, both local and national, for charities like Jessie May in an effort to ease their suffering and hardship.”

You can view a video message from Dave above and follow the relationship through both Jessie May and Dave’s social channels.

Transcript from Video

Over the last 25 years, Jessie May has helped support over 300 terminally ill children, and their families with bereavement care, end of life support and crucially, emotional support for the families and friends in those situations.

It’s incredibly difficult work. It’s incredibly valuable work.

Anyone who’s had experience of the support necessary to aid families and their terminally ill children will understand just how valuable that support is.

I’m delighted to try and offer my support in terms of raising awareness of the incredibly valuable work that they do.