The Jay C Trust

Past events

26th February 2022
20th November 2021
16th October 2021
1st September 2021

A fabulous turnout at our first Afternoon Tea with a difference!🍰☕️🍷. Fun and laughter had by all! Thank you to all the lovely ladies for all their support as always💜. With all your generosity we managed to raise an amazing £524.75 👏

Our inaugural Dinner and Dance charity evening took place at the Domain Plaza in Birmingham on Saturday 20th November. The evening was wonderfully attended by 260 engaging and supportive guests who helped raise a little over £7000.

We were truly touched by the outpouring of emotions throughout the evening as individuals expressed their thoughts and admiration for the work that the Trust has undertaken. Several members of the audience had had first-hand experience of GBM and recognised the devastating impact it had on their loved ones and they totally supported our cause.

We would like to thank everyone who attended but in particularly: – Arvin Chauhan event organiser; Tina Swati – guest speaker; Kingslea Homes – main Sponsor; Dee Infinitive Music and Jess Elliot – Entertainment, Paresh – P2 Photography, Ramesh videography and Domain Plaza – hospitality. We are looking forward to our next event!

Saturday 16th  October saw our very first event as a registered charity.  The amazing energy and spirit of the volunteers and helpers was matched by the generosity of the local community. The wonderful attendance just underlined and typified how supportive the community have been.  This may well explain why we sold nearly £400 of cake! The total amount raised on the day was £2,585.15 with every penny going to the Trust to help achieve our objectives of helping those in need,  raising awareness and giving support.  We know that without you we couldn’t do any of these things and for that we are grateful.  A big shout out to Stoneleigh Broadway shops and other businesses for so many great prizes and also to our two local councillors David Reeve and Hannah Dalton who took the time out of their weekend to attend and support us. Last but not least to Stoneleigh Baptist Church for their warm welcome and for being the perfect hosts. Once again a massive thank you to everyone, you truly are wonderful and are helping us to help others.  You are making a difference!

This year’s climb of the North Wales mountain Y-Garn provided to be a great success and we welcomed four newcomers to the mountains.

Y-Garn sits within the Snowdonia National Park and forms part of the Glyderau. It is one of the Welsh 3000s — the 15 summits in Wales over 3,000 feet in height. It is the tenth-highest peak in Wales.

This was only our second annual event to climb Y-Garn.  We always look to do it on or about the 1st September as this was Jay’s birthday. 

14 folk from the ages of 14 to 62 with different abilities attempted the climb under the watchful eye of 3 experienced members of the group. We set off from Ogwen Cottage with a spring in our step and the roar of 3 RAF jets at low level chasing each other through the valley.  As we gained a little height, we arrived at the amphitheatre of the imposing Glyders and Lyn (lake) Idwal, the supposed lake where King Arthur threw his sword into the waters.   From here we ascended the fantastic North east ridge with its epic views out to Anglesey and beyond.  This route never fails to impress and was one of Jays most treasured clambers. 

After considerable sweat, numerous stops and much clicking of cameras we reached the summit and a much-deserved lunch.  Congratulations were in order to our mountain newbies who achieved their first mountain summit.  One such newbie was Jay’s sister, Priti whose efforts raised nearly £800 for The Jay C Trust.  A most excellent effort.

Quite often summits can be an anti-climax – this is not the case with Y Garn. Occupying a superb position on steep crags the view includes Snowdon and its satellites and is a rewarding experience offering views over the Carneddau, Ogwen Valley and the Glyders.

Well, what goes up must come down and so we started our way down descending towards Llyn Y Cwn and past the imposing chasm of the Devil’s Kitchen.  Once again, the views out toward Ogwen Valley were simply wonderful.   All returned to the base camp at Ogwen safe and sound, if a little stiff and tired!  Much smiling and warm heartfelt congratulatory handshakes were in abundance.  Well done to one and all.

Please feel free to join our annual Y-Garn climb next year where a warm welcome awaits you and a certificate of completion from the Jay C Trust to remind you of the part you’ve played in making in supporting others.

Rob