Remembering Roy Collins

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Roy Collins

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    Amount we’ve raised in Roy’s memory $3,878.45

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    Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK

    Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK

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    • Donation by Suzie Stratton

      Donated via sales of Prism Polish UKs charity polish of the month for April. Well done on completing your challenge!

      £58.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

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    • 13Apr

      Arcelormittal Orbit Freefall Abseil

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    • jemmacollins91

      2019 will mark 10 years since my wonderful Dad, Roy Collins, passed away completely unexpectedly from acute cardiac failure at only 62 years old, whilst on holiday with my Mum.  He was so selfless that they were on holiday at the time checking out wheelchair access for me to hopefully return with them soon after. 

      My Dad did so much for others.  Those who knew him, I’m sure will agree, would say that he always put others before himself.  He would drop everything to help anyone, especially his and my friends and family.  He was always there for me and I miss him more than words could ever describe. 

      I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at the age of 2.  My Dad always supported the UK’s national charity for the condition, now called Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK, and I know it’s what he would want, for any money that I can raise, to go this worthwhile cause.  

      SMA is a condition most people have never heard of.  It is a rare, genetic neuromuscular condition.  It causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of movement due to muscle wasting (atrophy).  SMA is so rare and relatively unheard of that every bit of funding is vital for the continued progress of research into an eventual cure. 

      I myself have experienced a massive change in the condition over my lifetime so far.  I am now 35 and I walked/stood for the last time 4 years ago.  I was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the same time (completely unrelated to my SMA).  

      I work full time as a maths teacher at Heathcote School in Chingford, London.  The school are very supportive with both of my medical conditions and I love my job.  

      I live independently with a full time live-in carer who also comes with me to work to assist me with everything from personal care to admin tasks.

      I am only where I am today because of the love and support of both my parents.

      9 years ago, on the 1 year anniversary of my Dad’s passing, I did a skydive to raise money for the same cause.  I managed to raise just shy of £3500.  So, I may be optimistic, but I would like to try to exceed that amount this time.  Every pound raised will go to a great cause, one that my Dad cared about so much. 

      I want to raise awareness, as well as money, for a condition and charity very close to my heart in more ways than one.  So, on the 13th April 2019, I will be freefall abseiling off the Arcelormittal Orbit, the highest in the UK.  

      Thank you, in advance, to everyone who is supporting me with this challenge. 

      This is for you, Dad. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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      Total so far:

      $3,805.86

    Donations made in memory of Roy Collins74

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 07/05/2019

    • Donation by Suzie Strattonto Jemma's page on 03/05/2019

      Donated via sales of Prism Polish UKs charity polish of the month for April. Well done on completing your challenge!

      £58.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jo Sharrardto Jemma's page on 14/04/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Caatherine Draperto Jemma's page on 14/04/2019

      Well Done Jemma a wonderful achievement. Gill (Cathy & Ian’s friend)

    • Donation by Cathy & Ianto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      Well done Jemma for your amazing achievement this morning.

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      Well done Jemma what an amazing achievement.

    • Donation by Ruth Wajchendlerto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      Well done!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ruth Wajchendlerto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      Well done!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nicholas Englemanto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      Good luck Jemma! All our love, Nick & Jo xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lindsey Nathanto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      Amazing well done you

    • Donation by Lucy Jonesto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hannah Hawkento Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lindsey Nathanto Jemma's page on 13/04/2019

      Amazing good luck

    • Donation by Vilma Kasparisto Jemma's page on 11/04/2019

      I heard about Jemma's amazing courage and just had to support her. Go girl!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sheila & Tony Leadermanto Jemma's page on 11/04/2019

      I have never known anyone with such determination and drive as Jemma. I intend to be there on Saturday to watch this amazing daring feat. Rather you than me!!!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharon Rodriguezto Jemma's page on 11/04/2019

    • Donation by carly lezerto Jemma's page on 10/04/2019

      Well done! All our love, Lynne and Dave (round the corner to your mum)

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by carly lezerto Jemma's page on 10/04/2019

      Gemma, this is fantastic! You met my dogs and I briefly round your lovely mums, I admire your adventurous spirit. Best of luck x

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lesley Sparlingto Jemma's page on 09/04/2019

      We are with you in Spirit with love, respect and pride in our hearts. Lesley & Mr T xx

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Donna Cohento Jemma's page on 08/04/2019

      Good luck to my BFFFFS!! You are such an inspiration and a wonderful genuine person and I love you for that. Your dad would be so proud of you ;) XxxxxxxxX

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Claire Antoshkoto Jemma's page on 08/04/2019

      You are amazing and you totally rock. Good luck Jemma. Claire, Tony, Connie and George xx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ray Ellisto Jemma's page on 07/04/2019

      In loving memory of our dear brother-in-law. A good, kind man who was taken too soon. We wish Jemma a soft landing and are so pleased to support this very worthy cause. Ros, Ray and the family.

      £75.00

      + £18.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sally Wescottto Jemma's page on 06/04/2019

    • Donation by Jeremy Coxto Jemma's page on 06/04/2019

      Good luck Jemma! Your Dad would be so proud of you!

    • Donation by Hilary Feldmanto Jemma's page on 02/04/2019

      Jemma - You are a wonderful inspiration and we are so very proud of all your amazing achievements. We think of your wonderful dad always and all the happy times we shared. Love Hilary and Malcolm xxx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sasha Kellyto Jemma's page on 01/04/2019

      Hi Jemma, I know how much this means to you - wishing you the best of luck! Sasha xxx

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ruth Richmanto Jemma's page on 01/04/2019

      Wishing you Good Luck for which I know will be an emotional day for you. You are an amazing and inspirational person in so many ways. Lots of love Ruth and Ian xxxxxx

    • Donation by Jenna Rogersto Jemma's page on 31/03/2019

      Good Luck Jemma! x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sue Sobellto Jemma's page on 31/03/2019

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Eleanor Lyndonto Jemma's page on 31/03/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Linda Elliotto Jemma's page on 28/03/2019

      Well done Gemma, I hope to be there to watch your very inspirational xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by D LESTERto Jemma's page on 26/03/2019

      Jemma you are truly amazing ! Good luck with the jump ! Dad would have been so proud of you and all your achievements Love from David and Denise xx

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jenny Gwinnto Jemma's page on 26/03/2019

      Good luck Jemma. I’ve heard about you from Larraine and wish you all the very best

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laura Gamlielto Jemma's page on 23/03/2019

      Good luck and a great cause x

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lynn Harmerto Jemma's page on 22/03/2019

      Good luck Jemma. You don't know me but I've heard a lot about you from your neighbour, Kath. I hope you enjoy the experience and exceed your target fundraising for the charity.

    • Donation by Catherine Draperto Jemma's page on 22/03/2019

      Jemma, you ar one inspirational young lady. Cathy & Ian xx

    • Donation by Jemma Collinsto Jemma's page on 20/03/2019

      From Janet Segal

      £25.00

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    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 19/03/2019

      Hi Jemma - what an inspiration you are and what a fabulous representative for the SMA community. Good luck - I know you can do it. Rxx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Susan Michieto Jemma's page on 19/03/2019

      Good Luck with your fundraising Jemma. #popsypretty

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 19/03/2019

      You are an inspiration to us all. We wish you the best of luck and we are pleased to be supporting such a good cause in memory of your wonderful dad. All our love from Wendy, Abie, Sarah and Sam xx

    • Donation by Pamela Phillipsto Jemma's page on 18/03/2019

      well done Jemma...you are an inspiration indeed! xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Barbara Durhamto Jemma's page on 09/03/2019

      Good luck Jemma x

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laraine Angelto Jemma's page on 09/03/2019

      Good luck Jemma - showing immense courage for such a worthy cause. You continue to achieve so much both personally and professionally and are truly an inspirational person. Laraine & Ashley xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Marsha Bensonto Jemma's page on 06/03/2019

      Good luck Jemma! Best wishes Marsha and Mick Benson

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pat Peaketo Jemma's page on 04/03/2019

      Good luck!

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by simon feldmanto Jemma's page on 02/03/2019

      Jemma, We are so proud of you and all that you continue to achieve. We keep the memories of your wonderful dad, Roy, close to our hearts - he was such a brilliant, loving and kind man.

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pauline and familyto Jemma's page on 26/02/2019

      Go girl go!!!!! We are all backing you 😁😁

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dipti Bhadresato Jemma's page on 25/02/2019

      Best of luck with it Jemma, really great cause xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sam Butlerto Jemma's page on 24/02/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christopher Beavisto Jemma's page on 24/02/2019

      Jemma, you’re an inspiration, a wonderful person and a strong individual. I donate this to your cause. Lots of love Christopher, Regan and Victoria

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah MacDonaldto Jemma's page on 24/02/2019

      Good luck Jemma. You have made your dad very proud at the person you have become and your enthusiasm for life. Xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lisa Lewisto Jemma's page on 24/02/2019

      Such an amazing thing to do for such a worthy cause. What an inspiration! Really proud of you xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Malcolm .to Jemma's page on 24/02/2019

      A worthy cause!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 23/02/2019

      Good luck Jemma.You are a real inspiration and you should be proud of all you have achieved.

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Keith Nunnto Jemma's page on 23/02/2019

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 22/02/2019

      Hi Jemma. I can't believe it's been 10 years. You're a brave woman, good luck from us across the road here. Best wishes from Sid Shannon & Lakota X

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lorraine and Michael Silverto Jemma's page on 21/02/2019

      Jemma, having known you from birth and all the obstacles you have overcome makes us proud to know you. Dad would be so proud of you. Let's hope that a cure will be found one day for SMA.xxxx

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrea Goldto Jemma's page on 20/02/2019

      Good luck and lots of love from Andrea, Tony, Sheryl and James

      £40.00

      + £10.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Eileen Handleyto Jemma's page on 20/02/2019

      Good Luck Jemma

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 19/02/2019

      I don't know you but saw this on Facebook and wanted to show my support. My brother has SMA and my parents (in their 60s) still do so much for us both. Good luck with the challenge, I hope you enjoy!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 19/02/2019

      Roy was a regular driver for us at The London Cab Company . Very popular and lovely man.Cannot believe it has been a decade. Good luck with your event - don't look down!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sophie Bradbury-Coxto Jemma's page on 13/02/2019

      Good Luck!! Love Sophie and Nathan xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helen and Ronnieto Jemma's page on 29/01/2019

      Can’t believe this next jaunt of your’s - you’re so brave!

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helen Hydeto Jemma's page on 04/01/2019

      Well done Jemma! You're amazing! xxxxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Christine Greatorexto Jemma's page on 21/12/2018

      Good Luck, Jemma! Sounds very scary but with your guts and determination I'm sure you'll do it.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Della Grntto Jemma's page on 21/12/2018

      Roy would be so proud of all you have achieved.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Corrie Pattimoreto Jemma's page on 21/12/2018

      Such an inspiration! So proud of you! 😘 X

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ashley Stewartto Jemma's page on 21/12/2018

      Happy Christmas!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Andrea Jenningsto Jemma's page on 21/12/2018

      £2.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Louise Turnerto Jemma's page on 14/11/2018

      Good luck!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Elke McShaneto Jemma's page on 14/11/2018

      you are a very brave woman, Jemma

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Heather Marshallto Jemma's page on 14/11/2018

      Two of my dearest friends lost their little grandson to SMA. Go Gemma! Xx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Penny Lindsayto Jemma's page on 14/11/2018

      Best wishes for your very brave abseil! Penny x

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Jemma's page on 14/11/2018

      Jemma please G-d you will meet your goal. May your Dad's memory be blessed.

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK

      Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK is the charity for people affected by SMA. We provide emotional support for anyone affected by SMA and fund research related activities.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 13Apr

        Arcelormittal Orbit Freefall Abseil

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