All the money raised by JAYs goes to helping people who suffer with M.S.

Half we give to research and the rest towards helping local people with M.S.

J.A.Y.S

Raising funds for multiple Sclerosis 

supported by

Registered Charity 1139257/SC041990

Jackie, Anthony & Yvonne

About J.A.Y.s.

Welcome to Jackie, Anthony & Yvonnes site. We call oursleves J.A.Y.s after our initials.

When Jackie contracted Multiple Sclerosis she decided that she would like to raise funds to help fight this disabling neurological disease.

Our friend Yvonne said she would gladly help, so we set about raising fund .

We live in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and this is our site to show you what we`ve been up to and to advertise our events.

The money we raise, we are going to give half towards research into this terrible disease and the other half towards local causes. We used to donate half towards specialist nurses but the goverment now supports local nurses.

Take a minute to have a look at what we`re up to and hopefully we`ll see you at one of our events.

After you`ve looked around our site, sign our guest book and please leave us a message to let us know how we are getting on.

 

Jackie

About Jackie:

Hi I`m Jackie Turpin. I`m 53 years old and was born in Birmingham but have lived most of my life in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. My husband and I have two children, Claire wand Carl. We have a Border Terrier, Barley who is 10 years old, we bred her ourselves, Bess being her mother. Sadly we lost Bess when she was 12 years old. We named her after Dick Turpins horse, Black Bess.

Carl & Claire Turpin, Jackie & Anthonys son & daughter Bess, Border terrierBarley, border terrier

Carl & Claire, Bess doing her bit for M.S & Barley

About my M.S.

~ Diagnosed in october 2002 - symptoms since 1997

~ Relaspsing remiting M.S.

~ My syptoms have included - Optic Neuritus, Fatigue ( have to have a lot of rest ) achey muscles, double vision, dead cold feet ( prone to tripping/ stumbling ) weakness in arms especially my left arm, very servre head pains, reduced vision in my right eye.

~ M.S is not a part of our family.

~ I have had accupuncture which was very useful.

~ I started to take Rebiff but the side effects were too much for me to handle.

~ To give my health the best chance. I try to do things I enjoy. I take my vitamin pills, drink loads of filtered water, try to avoid stress and becoming overtired and eating healthily most of the time. I try to be happy & keep smiling.

~ I Wanted to start J.A.Y.S to raise money for M.S and along the way have made some lovely new friends, enjoyed all of our events and raised £25,000 to date.

 

About Tony:

Hi, I`ve been married to Jackie for 30 years and I still love her as much now as i did way back then. I am 51 years old and was born in Birmingham childrens hospital. I lived in Northfield for 16 years, then moved to Bromsgrove.

I work for Birminghan city council and I am based at Cofton Nursery. At the nursery we grow all the plants / flowers for the islands, beds and parks for the city centre and all of the parks south of Birmingham. We have won `Britian in Bloom`gold medals last year and are Chelsea flower show, BBC Gardener show gold winners and Entente floale gold winner 2013.

 

Yvonne Robson

About Yvonne:

Hi my name is Yvonne and i`m 61 years old. I have two wonderful sons, Richard & James. I also have two wonderful grandsons. I have been in nursing for 34 years. Jackie & Tony are very special to me and are like family.

Although it is hard work fundraising for M.S it is very rewarding.

We have met some lovley kindhearted people in the time we have been fund raising and I hope it will continue. We are grateful to those people who are supporting us.

 

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