laura jones

JOGLE for Jude

Fundraising for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal
raised of £100,000 target
In memory of Jude Chinn
We support Bristol Children's Hospital to save lives & support sick children


My name is Laura and my Partner is Richard, but most of you will know him as ‘Chinny’.

On 5th of June 2020 our world fell apart as we lost our gorgeous son Jude at just 3 and a half years old.

On the 3rd of June, Jude woke up as the happy, healthy, smiley little boy, that he was widely known as. That evening Jude complained of a tummy ache and the following morning, he was rushed to Musgrove Park Hospital after a night of sickness. After finding out that part of his bowel had died off he was immediately taken into theatre for emergency surgery.

A team from Bristol Children’s Hospital were ready and waiting for Jude to come out of surgery and rushed him up to their intensive care unit where he spent the next 24 hours, fighting for his life. Our world was tipped upside down as he sadly slipped away from us just 24 hours later. Leaving behind his 2 loving Brothers, ourselves and countless friends and family who loved him dearly.

Our time at Bristol Children’s Hospital was, in comparison to others’ a very short one. However in that short time, we were blown away by the care and compassion both Jude and ourselves received and we had complete admiration for every single member of staff.

Upon leaving the unit without our boy, we thanked the staff for all they had done and Chinny’s words to Jude’s Consultant were ‘We can’t thank you enough, We promise to raise you a s*** load of money’.

So, that leads me onto...‘JOGLE for Jude’!

On 26th June  2021, in memory of Jude and in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital (Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal) Chinny and 16 friends are planning to set off from John O’ Groats on their bikes and cycle all the way to Lands End. The trip in total is roughly 900 miles (over 1400 km). As if that wasn’t challenging enough, they’re planning on completing this in just 9 days. That’s averaging roughly 160km (100miles) a day!!

So after 9 tough days of cycling, the boys plan to arrive in Lands End on 4th July. Our reasoning for choosing JOGLE instead of LEJOG is firstly so that we can get as many loved ones at the finish line as possible, and secondly so that Tobias, Jude’s 6 year old Brother, can ride the last few miles with the men, in memory of his younger Brother.

*Dates were originally for 8th May, but due to Boris’ ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’ we have had to change dates to the end of June/July. 

About the charity

The Grand Appeal is the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity, transforming the lives of sick children from Bristol, the South West and beyond. Help save the lives of sick children, provide pioneering medical equipment and keep families together by donating or fundraising for The Grand Appeal.

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