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First Grants Awarded

The KJ Trust is pleased to announce that Cossington Primary School and Highgate Community Primary School are the first schools to be awarded grants from the Trust. Each school was awarded £400.

Cossington Primary School Awarded Prize from KJ Trust

On Friday 24th September , Alan and Jenny went to Cossington Primary school to present the school with a cheque for £400 from the Trust.

Earlier this year, Robert Salt (Deputy Head of the school) successfully applied for a grant from the Trust to help pupils at his school increase levels of physical activity during breaks and lunchtime.

Trust Quiz 2011

The Trust will be running another quiz night on Saturday 5th of March 2011 at Quorn Village Hall. The quiz will be similar to the previous quiz night held in 2009. Teams can have a maximum of 6 people on them.

Tickets cost £7 per person, including food. There will not be a bar, so bring your own drinks! For information on how to buy a ticket, please email info@kjtrust.com.

Three Peaks Challenge Completed!

On the 7th of August, Holly, Sophie, Scott, Sara and Mark drove up to Scotland to attempt to climb the last mountain in the Three Peaks Challenge - Ben Nevis. The drive took Sophie and Scott a gruelling 14 hours!

Trek Up Scafell Pike

The next step of the Three Peaks Challenge has been completed. The intrepid walkers reached the summit of Scafell Pike on the evening of Saturday 19th June. The walk was a tough one and took about 7 hours to complete. Even so, everyone managed to reach the summit.

Scafell Pike

Vintage Tea Party Fundraiser

On Sunday 2nd May, Eva Doggett held a vintage tea part to raise money for the Trust. She decided to do this instead of collecting sponsorship for the Great North Run, which she will be running in later on this year.

Guests paid £5 for an afternoon of cakes, tea and shopping (vintage clothes were also being sold at the event).

Eva will be running the Great North Run on the 19th September. There is still time to sponsor Eva on-line (you'll have to supply your own cake and tea though)! 

Three Peaks Challenge

At Jenny's wedding last year a group of her friends decided to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the KJ Trust.

This Easter, they completed the first of the three peaks. The intrepid group climbed to the summit of Snowdon on Easter Sunday.

Report on the 2010 Ceilidh

It was hard to believe that our second Ceilidh for the Katherine Jacobs Trust was about to begin. The first one was held in March 2008. Our concerns that we might have sold too few tickets disappeared rapidly as the village hall in Quorn, Leicestershire began to fill up. The Trust's friends and supporters were soon drinking bucks fizz and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Fun at the Ceilidh

Dancers

Saturday nights saw the return of the KJ Trust Ceilidh to the Village Hall in Quorn.

Charlie Corcoran

Charlie Corcoran was once again caller for the evening, making order out of chaos on the dancefloor. He even performed a jig for those attending (Charlie is also a well respected Morris Dancer).

Ceilidh March 2010

Following The KJ Trust’s successful event nearly two years ago, we are holding another Ceilidh (Folk Dance) in March 2010.

Once again, Charlie Corcoran will be our caller for the dances and will, where necessary, join us on the dance floor to show us how it’s done. There will be a cold supper, a raffle with some unusual prizes, a chance to learn a number of easy dances and, most important of all, lots of fun!

Ceilidh in Quorn Village Hall 2008

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