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...

Fundraiser Story – ETAPE Caledonia

“I knew John for far too short a time but was honoured to count him as friend. When I was recovering from a cycling accident I set myself a personal goal of completing the Etape Caledonia in May 2015.  Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire hosted the start and finish of...

Applicant Story – Finding Your Feet

BRAVE. BOLD. INSPIRATIONAL. In June 2016, two of our JMA trustees were honoured and privileged to meet Corrine Hutton of ‘Finding your Feet.’ She accepted a donation from the Trust to aid the incredible work her foundation does. Finding Your Feet was set...

Fundraising Story – Chilli Lunch

The word ‘chilli ‘is synonymous with John Bhoy. No Boxing Day was complete in the Aitken household without John banning everyone from the kitchen whilst he created his chilli masterpiece. Stirring the vat of his concoction, his face getting redder and his hair getting...
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