Thanks to the Cleveland Mountaineering Club who donated £80 to JCMT, having decided that this amount was surplus to their requirements, and felt donating it to a worthwhile charity was the best way to make use of it. It is much appreciated.
Katrina and Melissa held their annual Christmas Fundraising Sale on 14th November for the Trust and raised £2045.00. We owe a BIG THANKS to Mike Brooking who works for BP and offered us Match Funding, otherwise it woud have been half this total! Also a big thank you to The St Enodoc Hotel in Rock Cornwall for donating a two night stay for our top raffle prize.
The Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust was saddened and shocked by the tragic death of Roger Payne on 12th July, 2012 on Mont Maudit. He is fondly remembered by this Trust for his support, encouragement and wise counsel. He showed an active interest in our courses both in the Alps and Scotland, including Trustee meetings where we appreciated his guidance and experience. Roger played a big part in developing our close relationship with the BMC, which countinues today. Roger’s memory and the support he gave us will continue to influence the work of our Trust and students who have been on our courses and those who are to come in the future. For that we are extremely grateful. Our thoughts are with his family and wife Julie-Ann Clyma.
Benjamin Rosedale has kindly chosen JCMT as one of three charities to raise money for by taking part in “Bob Graham” event on 11th August 2012, on his JustGiving webpage www.justgiving.com/Benjamin-Rosedale-CONVILLE he wrote …………
“In a 24 hour period on 11 August, I will be attempting to run 72 miles and climb 27,000ft across 42 of the highest peaks in the Lake District in aid of a cancer charity and two trusts which aim to inspire young people in the outdoors. Of the approximate 100 runners attempt the route each year, only one in three complete the challenge”.
The BMC who have financially supported the Charity for many years are generously increasing their funding to £4000.00 per annum. This is greatly appreciated given the present financial climate.
Kath Rosedale and Charles Lesser join the Board of Trustees assisting us in moving forwards, with their valuable contributions, for years to come – see “The Trustees” page.
Katrina and Melissa held their annual Christmas Fundraising sale on 7th November 2011, and raised £1683.00.
This is the second year we are subsidising 24 places on this course. Photos and feedback would be most welcomed which can be included on this website.
Phil Ewels completed the Scottish Winter Course and Alpine Course in 2010. I was made aware that in his spare time whilst studying at Cambridge, he designs websites. I approached him to ask if he could assist with managing our site and make it more user friendly. He is generously donating his time to do this, for no cost, thus saving money that can go directly towards funding one or more students per annum. Thank you Phil.
On 21st January 2011 Jonathan’s mother Anne Conville died peacefully in her sleep of broncho-pneumonia. Although not a Trustee she worked tirelessly fundraising for the Trust over a period of 30 years by opening her beautiful garden in Hampshire on the National Garden Scheme every year, and regularly made donations when the Trust was sometimes stretched financially. Along with her husband Michael and his brother David, the idea was collectively theirs to create a Charity that would financially assist young people climbing. She was proud that the Charity had evolved and grown so successfully, and that it has become available to so many young people.
The BMC promotes and financially supports JCMT with an annual contribution.
Plas Y Brenin promotes and provides all administration and organisation of the JCMT courses.