The JCF AGM was once again held via Skype on 21st July due to JCF teams being located in different parts of the world. All is going well and great news that the teams in the UK and Mexico have increased in the last few months. Please check our “How You Help” page to see the latest distribution of funds.
Wow what an event!! After a few travel hiccups Jaden made it all the way from Puerto Morelos, Mexico to Barnstaple, North Devon, UK – the home of JC Fundraising for our 10 Year JCF Anniversary Celebration on 21st June. There were a few travel hiccups but he got there with just half an hour to spare! The celebration took us back 10 years to when JCF first started by revisiting the songs made famous by Olivia Newton-John. It was a great evening enjoyed by all and it resulted in us giving a donation of £420.00 to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.
Although our website News page seems to be a bit quiet our volunteers are still keeping busy. Since the last update JCF North Devon has held a couple of quiz nights but Jaden’s team in Puerto Morelos has been very busy! Since January there has been a wine tasting evening, a Sangria competition and regular bingo afternoons. Next on the list is a Margarita competition which is being held on 25th May. See our events page for information and if in doubt please check our Facebook pages for the UK and Mexico.
Quiz nights and open mic nights along with Carols for Charity were among the events held by JCF North Devon in the last few months and JCF Mexico have been very busy with their events including their second Cookies and Carols event. JCF Australia is hoping to make another visit to the New Hope Orphanage in Beijing sometime in the future to take out further supplies for the children. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates regarding this. Behind the scenes several of our volunteers have taken part in non-fundraising events to help charities, good causes and NFP organisations whenever they can for which we’re very grateful for and hope those who have been aided are too.
All at JCF North Devon were delighted that Jaden was able make it back from Mexico to the UK to take part in Songs from Stage and Screen with Taya Lambden and Meg Scoins at Escape Down the Rabbit Hole. A profit of £201.00 was made which will go to the North Devon teams designated charities for the coming year which are Care for Kids and Dogs Helping Kids.
Well done to JCF Mexico in Peurto Morelos and many thanks to all who took part at the very first Sangria competition for making this event a success!! Profits from this event benefitted school toys for Escueala Primaria David Alfaro Siqueiros, an air fare to relocate a rescued street dog and to provide internet access to a local dog rescue charity.
In the first 3 months of 2018 we held events including JCF Mexico’s first “Evening with Jaden Cornelious” at Lola y Moya and a “Back to School Disco” and the JCF North Devon teamed up with a new venue in Barnstaple – “Escape Down the Rabbit Hole” and held their first open mic night and charity quiz night – both were a great success and grateful thanks to the venues who have enabled us to hold our fundraising events there.