Local law firm donates to support charity for children with complex needs
Local law firm Fisher Jones Greenwood (FJG) has donated £1500 to Mersea Island based ‘Camp Jojo’ a registered charity set up by people with first-hand experience of the joys and challenges faced when parenting a child with complex needs.
A donation of £500 was made by the FJG Foundation in 2020, with an additional donation of £500 from Paula Cameron, Chief Operating Officer at Fisher Jones Greenwood as well as £500 from the foundation for 2021. The funds are an enormous boost to the charity, which each year offers 6-7 families with children with complex needs the opportunity to camp for 3 days over a weekend under canvas on a specially adapted campsite at Ivy Farm, East Mersea, in Essex, with whatever accessible equipment they require.
On Friday 6th August, Ralph Spence, from Camp JoJo invited Paula Cameron to join him for a tour. She was able to see first hand the facilities where families can stay and take part in everything from feeding chickens and getting to know the very friendly sheep, to making hammocks to lighting fires, throwing tomahawks, and going on a foraging walk. Paula was even introduced to the resident Donkeys, Walter and Hugo.
Paula Cameron, COO commented: “Ralph and the team at Camp JoJo do an outstanding job and help so many families each year. Visiting Ivy Farm, and hearing first hand about the impact the charity has on the lives of the families they have helped has been incredible. We therefore hope our additional donation for this year will go some way to supporting them further, as the charity is a lifeline for so many families”.
Ralph Spence, Camp JoJo Special Advisor said “The camps organised by Camp Jojo to support children with complex medical needs and their families have proved so popular that there is real need to expand the number of camps available. These generous donations from Fisher Jones Green Wood will enable the charity to offer this opportunity to more families next year by helping to pay for the extra disability costs involved.”
About Fisher Jones Greenwood
Fisher Jones Greenwood is an award-winning law firm based in Central London with offices throughout Essex. The company provides a full range of commercial and personal legal services, is listed in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories and is Lexcel accredited. With over 30 years’ experience and 160 staff, Fisher Jones Greenwood is one of the fastest growing law firms in the area. For more information, please visit www.fjg.co.uk .
About Camp Jo Jo
Camp Jojo gives 6-7 families with children with complex needs the opportunity to camp for 3 days over a weekend under canvas on a specially adapted campsite on Ivy Farm, East Mersea, in Essex, with whatever accessible equipment they require.
We provide trained volunteers committed to supporting each family to ensure the experience remains a holiday rather than an endurance event.
At Camp Jojo we pride ourselves on ensuring all activities are accessible to every family member : bushcraft activities, time round the fire and lots of outdoor fun, foraging, beach time, tomahawk throwing, feeding farm animals, campfires, tai chi, fire lighting, music, massage and much more.
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