Recently we got a call from a young girl to organise transport for a charity event she was planning. Because it was for charity we invited her into our office to work out a deal regarding transport.
That same girl walked into our offices that afternoon only wanting transport for her event, she walked out an hour later with transport, a Sponsor, a website and a team of staff who are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to help her achieve her goal of running a charity no matter the cost.
When Jess told us her story and her dream of becoming a registered charity we just had to help her. Aged just 12 she underwent a major operation to correct a severe curvature of her spine caused by an illness called Scoliosis. Unfortunately she suffered complications and was told it was highly unlikely she would ever walk again.
Against all odds Jess fought, she is now back on her feet, finishing her G.C.S.E’s and setting up a new charity- Scolio- so that she can help other children stand tall.
What does this have to do with Richard III?
Following his recent discovery in a car park in Leicester, historians around the world now have hard evidence of his curvature of the spine (exaggerated and best portrayed in Shakespear’s famous play). The publicity he has received has made Scoliosis a household subject. Jess wants to do the same.
Jess set up Scolio for two reasons
1) To grant gifts and wishes to children around the UK suffering from Scoliosis and other serious illnesses
2) To generate awareness of Scoliosis, introduce checks into schools and help diagnosis so that children can receive treatment sooner
In order to achieve her aims Jess has organised a Charity Ball at Jocasta’s in Lincolnshire. The event is sure to be a fantastic evening helping her to raise money so that she can continue to grant wishes and help children stand tall across the UK. But she needs your support. If you are at a loose end on the 11th of May, buy a ticket and come join us for an evening of food, entertainment and supporting such an inspirational young girl.
We have also set up an event to help Jess raise money to grant wishes. The Award Winning Market Rasen Resdev Band will be playing an event on the 21st April to celebrate St George’s day. Come join us for a night of bunting, flag waving and celebrating all things British!
Information about the event can be found here
For information and advice about Scoliosis please visit Jess’ forum here.