The team at Jacobs, Reading’s trusted independent jewellers, shared progress of their 70th anniversary fundraising project this week, a quarter into their fundraising year. As a refresher, to mark their anniversary, Jacobs have initiated a program of events to raise £70,000 for the Royal Berkshire Hospital’s Berkshire Cancer Centre to purchase a Surface Guided Radiotherapy Machine.
This week saw the first of four planned draws for a charity raffle. Ian Thomson, Director of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Charity joined Adrienne Jacobs, co-owner of Jacobs the Jewellers to draw customer Mr Scott’s winning ticket. Mr Scott takes home a giant gift basket of goods and services kindly donated by the local Reading business community. This quarter’s draw raised £1570 towards the total. A further three raffles will take place between now and January 2019.
Continuing the initiative, in less than three weeks on April 22nd a team of five sponsored “Jacobs Jumpers” will each tandem sky dive from a local airfield. The team includes Steve McManus, the CEO of the RBH Trust. So far, the jump has raised over £4300.
“I had to support this fantastic partnership with Jacobs and I’ve put my money where my mouth is with the parachute jump! I can’t wait to jump and show my appreciation for all the fantastic staff at the Trust and for the wider Reading community. We’re all proud to be standing, or jumping even! alongside Jacobs.”
Jacobs also announced their joint sponsorship with the Porsche Centre Reading, of the 2018 Royal Berkshire Charity Soapbox Challenge at Engelfield Park on 18th August ,another component of this landmark year. In the next month, the family owned business will start taking reservations for the centrepiece of the year’s fundraising, a gala black tie ball at Reading’s Hilton.
“It’s been a busy start to the year and we’re delighted to have made progress towards our target. The response we’ve had from the community, especially customers has been heart-warming: we get a sense that it’s really deepened our roots in the town” commented Adam Jacobs, Co-Owner of Jacobs the Jewellers.