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Our Aim

To honour the memory of Jessica

Our Mission


To raise funds and donations towards worthy causes in the local area of the Racing Town of Middleham, North Yorkshire


Jessica's Story

31st May 1988 – 1st October 2012

1st of October 2012 was the worst day of our lives. We left home around 9am, kissing Jessica goodbye, as she came in from riding out. She said “I’ve got a bad headache Mum.” Those were the last words she spoke. She had died by 6pm that evening. Meningitis kills in four hours. We will never understand how a beautiful, healthy young person like our daughter could pass away so suddenly. We miss her more than words can say and always will.

In her memory we have formed The Jessica Bethell Charitable Foundation as a lasting tribute to our beloved daughter and to raise money for worthy causes.. The Foundation will be administered simply, without great expense, and will be very personal to James and I, and the Trustees and friends who have worked so hard to get the ball rolling.

The Foundation officially launched at a Dinner held on Tuesday 12th May 2015

Our Objectives


The Foundation will raise money for a number of worthwhile causes, which Jessica would have been proud to support herself, including:


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Get in touch

call us at: +44 (0) 1969 640360

Thorngill, Coverham, Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ