Jessie May is charity of year for GCCC

May 02 2017

JESSIE May, the charity that provides hospice at home services to children with terminal illnesses in Bristol and surrounding areas, has been appointed as Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s “charity of the year”.

JESSIE May, the charity that provides hospice at home services to children with terminal illnesses in Bristol and surrounding areas, has been appointed as Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s “charity of the year”.

The partnership will run for the whole of the 2017 season, with players wearing the  Jessie May logo on players’ shirts at the first match on March 28. 

The charity will have the opportunity to fundraise on match days and hospitality tickets will be given to the charity’s beneficiaries.  

The sponsorship initiative is also being supported by Bristol financial management business Ovation Finance.

Will Brown, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Cricket, said: “Jessie May is an unbelievable local charity and one hopefully well known to many of our supporters.  This is the first time that the iconic Gloucestershire County Championship ‘Whites’ will bear the name of a charity and we are really excited to be playing a part in making that happen.  Many thanks to Ovation Finance and all the business and personal supporters who have made this possible in what we hope will be a great year for Jessie May.”

Jessie May cares for children with terminal illness in South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and Wiltshire.  It costs about £1,200,000 to provide this care annually and  the charity is almost entirely dependent on public support.