Thursday, 13 June 2013, saw Jubilant’s JustGiving fundraising campaign get under way with the establishment of a JustGiving team page linking to donation pages for the two chosen charities – the RNLI and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
It is Jubilant’s hope that as many people as possible, who are enjoying the association with this Fastnet Campaign through Sailonline, Facebook or just reading this blog, will try and make a donation, however small, to one or both of these charities.
The RNLI is the UK’s lifeboat service charity, providing a 24-hour on-call search and rescue service around Britain’s coastline and not only aims to save lives but to end preventable loss of life at sea. There is probably not a single person over the age of 10 in the UK who doesn’t know about the extraordinarily heroic and wonderful work carried out, year in year out, by (mostly) volunteers, who drop whatever it is they are doing when an emergency call comes in and, within a short space of time, are on their way to undertake a rescue.
For anyone playing in/on the waters around Britain’s coastline, this is one charity you just must support.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is a charity close to the heart of all who have, or know someone who has, parkinson’s disease – a chronic, progressive and currently incurable brain disease.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s sole aim is to find a cure for parkinson’s by funding innovative research – in fulfilling this mission, it brings together scientists, doctors and people with parkinson’s in groundbreaking research. For some this might seem unrealistic but already some remarkable work has revealed that parkinson’s, long-considered a disease “in the brain”, may actually have its roots elsewhere in the body, with the symptoms we all recognise as those of the disease, manifesting only when the disease has reached the brain. There will one day be a cure!
BY: Joanne/RainbowChaser (firstname.lastname@example.org)