In 2016, twelve year-old Jessie decided she wanted to help her Mum who had been diagnosed with EHE. She came up with the idea of asking people to collect their unwanted change in jars in the three months running up to Christmas. ‘Jessie Jars’ were born and Jessie amazingly raised over £1,000 for EHE research. A year on, and Jessie wants to surpass last year’s total. At the start of September her mother, Kerry, posted on the EHE Facebook Page that the 2017 campaign had been officially launched.
“Jessie is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when somebody wants to help and has an idea” said Hugh Leonard, Chair of EHERCC. “It was just obvious to Jessie that this was a simple way to get people to save and donate for the charity. It was a fantastic campaign, so we are delighted that she is doing it again.” EHERCC is encouraging all its supporters to start a Jessie Jar and get collecting. “All that unwanted change adds up, so let’s get started”.
Huge thanks to Jessie for being the driving force behind this year’s Jessie Jars campaign.