The JMA In Action – Bellshill Community Foodbank

Sadly, so many of us will know that the need for food banks has dramatically increased throughout the UK in recent years. According to a recent article in the Guardian, The Trussell Trust operates 1390 food banks across the UK. In 2016-17, it provided an astounding...

The JMA In Action – SiMY Community Development

SiMY Community Development’s core aim is to be “a caring, listening and inclusive community, within which young people and their families can explore and develop their potential through planned and informal activity”. This organisation received a grant of £2000 from...

The JMA In Action – Torry Academy

When Torry Academy’s Maths Department came to the Trust in late 2016, looking for financial assistance towards a study weekend away, we knew we had to be involved! John had studied Maths and Statistics at the University of Glasgow, and after his first diagnosis and...

The JMA In Action – Annan Youth Cycling Club

For this week’s blog post in the “JMA In Action” series, we want to take you back, to 2015, at the very beginning of our venture as a Trust. We granted Annan Youth Cycling Club £1000, to assist with the much needed TLC being put into their Clubhouse, the hub of all...

The JMA In Action – Carers Centre Project

There are around seven million carers in the UK, which works out at about 1 in 10 people. By 2030, this number is expected to rise by a further 3.4 million. The video below, from the Carers Trust, helps to explain the variety of situations in which people of all ages...

The JMA In Action – St Teresa’s Nursery

St Teresa’s Nursery is part of the local authority within Dumfries and Galloway. They provide care and education for 13 pre-school age children, and believe learning at this stage is developed through play experiences. We were lucky to get out to visit the nursery...

Introducing… The JMA In Action!

Welcome to our new “JMA In Action” series! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be bringing you a new blog post every Sunday afternoon, sharing stories about the organisations and individuals we’ve been able to support, and the huge...

Applicant Story – Solway Spartans Boxing Club

HAVE NO DOUBT, SOLWAY SPARTANS ARE A REAL KNOCKOUT! The JMA were thrilled to be invited along to Solway Spartans Boxing Club in Annan, to see how their donation from the trust has been put to good use. The club is led by volunteers Terry Bruton and Paul Ewart, who...

Applicant Story – Maryhill Integration Network

Maryhill Integration Network (mIN) is a charitable organisation that was founded to relieve the suffering, hardship and distress of persons who have become asylum-seekers or refugees from their country of origin, members of the BME communities, and other immigrants...

Fundraising Story – 42 in 42

42 Grounds in 42 Hours!
 The JMA Trust Challenge… 16-18th April 2015 “When the JMA Trust was set up I instantly began thinking of ideas to fundraise for this cause that is so incredibly close to my heart. The usual ideas came to mind, run a marathon, climb...
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