Last year, Clifton Down Shopping Centre nominated Jessie May as their Charity Partner for 2018/19. As part of their fundraising plan for our charity, Centre Manager Charlotte Jarrett has taken up the challenge to cycle from London to Paris with Global Adventures! The 311 mile ride will be completed over 4 days and 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!

On top of Charlotte’s incredible efforts, there are some great fundraising events planned over the next few months for our charity. On April 27th, the amazing team at Nuffield Health, North Bristol, will be hosting a Cycle Festival to support Charlotte’s fundraising for Jessie May. 4 Spin classes will run throughout the morning, with all genres of music covered ‘festival style’. This is an open event, so non-members can attend making a suggested donation of £5 to join in. Classes start at 8.30am – to join in simply call The Nuffield.

Then, on May 18th Clifton Down Shopping Centre will be hosting an exciting – but secret! – event thanks to some of their great supporters. The only clue is music with a difference!

Of the challenge ahead, Charlotte said:

“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 said:

“It’s been a real pleasure working with the fantastic team at Clifton Down Shopping Centre over the past few months. We’re amazed at Charlotte’s personal fundraising efforts – 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.”

For the latest information on events and activities surrounding Charlotte’s challenge, visit the Clifton Down website here.

You can keep an eye on Charlotte’s training progress via her blog here. If you’d like to sponsor Charlotte’s amazing fundraising efforts, you can make a donation on her fundraising page here.