Jessica Taylor nominated for a ‘Pride of Britain’ award | ITV Meridian News | 10 September 2015

September 10, 2015

Jessica Taylor, founder of the ‘Share a Star' charity, has been nominated for fundraiser of the year in the ITV ‘Pride of Britain' Awards, ITV Meridian News reported today.

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 20.38.42This is what ITV displays on their website:

Jessica, 22 and bedridden, helps ill children

At the age of 14, Jessica Taylor was struck down with ME. It left her bedridden and confined to her room. But, with the help of her sister, Jessica launched her own fundraising charity called Share a Star to help ill children. She is now 22 and still unable to sit up; even moving from her bed to a chair requires the use of a hoist.

Share a Star aims to make children who are in hospital feel special and sends them packs of goodies to relieve boredom.

A team of runners, including Jessica's sister, Ruby, and her brother, Tom, has run the Bupa Great South Run to raise funds for Share A Star. David Johns reports.

Click on the following link to find David Johns' report (the film runs for about two and a half minutes):

3 thoughts on “Jessica Taylor nominated for a ‘Pride of Britain’ award | ITV Meridian News | 10 September 2015”

  1. What a wonderful young woman you are Jessica. I’ll be watching Pride of Britain Awards ceremony in the hope you win, but also in the hops that your work is shown. The video has brought a tear to my eye as do the awards. You are already a winner in many eyes I’m sure.

    You have such a lot to be proud of and have already done more in your life than most other people. I hope one day you can be well enough to go and meet all those stars that you’ve made so happy.

    Get well soon and good luck for the future


  2. Awesome young lady….
    Quote………Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
    ― Dalai Lama

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