Jessie May gets a royal visit - Kayleigh's Blog

Jessie May gets a royal visit - Kayleigh's Blog

It’s not every day that you find yourself rubbing shoulders with the Royals but last week I hosted a press call at the headquarters of one of our charity clients Jessie May when Sophie Countess of Wessex paid a visit.

Jessie May cares for children with terminal illnesses in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, providing support for their families and allowing them to stay in the comfort of their own homes.

The visit from the Countess of Wessex marked what would have been the 21st birthday of Jessica May Purrington, who died aged 4 ½ months and whose short life inspired the work of Jessie May nurses in the South West today.

The beautiful September weather was a blessing for the tea party celebration during which HRH Sophie met with nurses, volunteers and families and unveiled a plaque to commemorate Jessica’s birthday.

Despite the temptation of cake I was kept busy facilitating interviews for the media that came along which included TV, radio and print. We gained coverage on BBC Points West, ITV Westcountry, Made in Bristol TV, Heart FM, Sam FM and The Breeze and in the Bristol Post and Western Daily Press – not bad if I do say so myself.

Posted: 17 September 2015