Adviser - Spring 2016

Adviser/ charity transforming young lives

have a donation station to collect clothes and homeware to sell at our shop in Clacton. It’s an initiative that couldbe replicatedby other local businesses.” There are many ways that you or your business can support The J’s Hospice, either as a single fundraising event or through regular fundraising events for staff and customers such as:

Scrutton Bland recently held a charity quiz night at Colchester United football stadium to raise funds for The J’s. Over 30 teams of business professionals took part and raised over £2000

n getting together a team to take on a sponsored challenge

n putting a donation station in your company’s reception area

care. We work with them to meet their specific needs including specialist nursing, respite care, advice, emotional care and also end of life care and bereavement support.” Helping their young patients live their lives to the full means recognising that a patient’s emotional wellbeing can also have a big impact on their physical health. The J’s nurses offer counselling, complementary therapies and family support - or simply the chance to leave the house for a few hours or have a chat over a cup of tea. The charity also helps the young adults in their care to form friendships and relationships through the J’s ‘Inspire’ social group. Bev explains: “Inspire is hugely popular. There is a different

theme each month - recently there was a fabulous PromNight and lively Musical Festival. It builds their confidence as they get to try activities that they might normally miss out on.” Back in 2010 when the charity first launched, it had five patients and it has grown steadily to now support one hundred young adults. Bev is quick to point out that there are another 300 more young people across Essex who would benefit from their hospice and respite care and support but The J’s needs more funding to be able to help them too. Bev adds: “We rely on public support for 70% of our income so we are grateful for donations from individuals, businesses and the community. Scrutton Bland have supported us over the years and currently

n sponsoring one of The J’s fundraising events

n or simply make a donation!

For more information about The J’s, or to learn about how you can help please contact Laura Birden:, tel 01245 407364 or Scrutton Bland provide financial services for a number of local and national charities. If you would like to talk to one of our advisers call 01473 267000 or 01206 838400 or email


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