Joanna Brown TRUST
Encouraging Involvement in Sport
Charity Reg No. 1126272 | www.TheJoannaBrownTrust.org | [email protected]
Issue No. 2 | Dec 2010
Our Future Events
 Sports Quiz
24th March 2011
Worcestershire CCC,
 Ladies Pamper Party
April 2011
Malvern, Worcestershire
 BGCC Official Nets Opening
6th May 2011
Malvern, Worcestershire
 Netball Tournament
June 2011
Malvern, Worcestershire
 Golf Day
1st July 2011
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Hello and welcome to the second edition of On Target. Thanks to your generosity and enthusiasm, 2010
has been a busy year for The Joanna Brown Trust. We are very grateful to all those who ran, cycled,
climbed, zumba-ed (if that's a word), to their supporters and everyone who attended any of our various
fundraising events throughout the year. As a close friend of Jo's, I know how happy and proud she would
be to know that so much sporting endeavour (and fun) is being carried on in her name.
We aim to support as broad a range of sporting talent as possible. To all the athletes who have received
funding through our partnerships with Sport Islington, Sports Aid, Malvern Hills District Council and the
England Cricket Board so far, we wish them continued success for next year and beyond.
Having travelled extensively with Jo, it makes me personally very proud to see the JB Trust contributing to
community sport projects in developing countries. We look forward to the opening of the Joanna Brown
dormitory at the Magic Bus outdoor activities centre in Mumbai and hope that our donation to the
Phelisanong project in Lesotho continues to assist that community in its remarkable AIDS outreach program.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy 2011.
Helen Hagan (Trustee)
Over the past year The JB Trust has been
delighted to be able to support some exceptional young athletes. With our support
we hope they can continue to improve and
excel in their respective sports.
Aasha Kimpton, an 11 year old gymnast
from Hackney, London, was the first recipient of our £2,000 award in partnership
with Sport Islington, The Joanna Brown
Trust award for sporting excellence. Aasha
has now been selected for the GB Start
Squad. The Trust has decided to continue
its support of Aasha with a second award
of £1,000 for 2011.
George Durden has been awarded the
2010 Joanna Brown Trust award for sporting excellence (£2,000). George is a 17
year old kayaker from Islington and is
Good Luck
ranked in the top 10 for his age group in
the county.
Richard Brown with Aasha & George
James Gibson, a 20 year old swimmer
from Manchester, received £500 through
our partnership with Sports Aid. James is
aiming to make the Team GB Squad for
4 young athletes from Malvern, CallieAnn Haliday, 16 years old (Canoe Slalom), Hannah Beasley-Suffolk, 17 years
old (Archery), Joshua Brooks, 13 years
old (Mountain Biking) and Emily Lewis,
17 years old (Kayaker) have each been
awarded £500. The awards are being
funded jointly by The JB Trust and Malvern
Hills District Council. All 4 recipients will
receive their awards at the Malvern Hills
District Council Sports Awards on Thursday
16th December at Malvern Sports College.
 To Ed Reed, who will be
the first person to run the The JB Trust donated netball kit
London Marathon for The a n d e q u i p m e n t f o r a
JB Trust in April 2011.
 To Bruce & Kiwi who are
running the Edinburgh
Marathon in May. To sponsor either Ed, Bruce or
Kiwi visit...
Beth Cobden, a netballer from Stafford,
also received £500 from The JB Trust via
our Sports Aid partnership. Beth was selected to play for the England U19‟s at the
European Championships in March 2010.
sports tournament held in Lesotho, southern Africa, in Nov
a remarkable community based
organisation founded in 2000
by a group of disabled and HIV
positive villagers, organised a
netball and football tournament
(with assistance from a group
of fundraisers from Sky, including Soccer AM's Max Rush-
den) to raise awareness for its
AIDS outreach program.
Finalists of the Netball Tournament
The JB Trust donated 8 sets of
netball bibs and skirts and 24
netballs, which were used by
the local girls in the tournament
and will be kept in the
Phelisanong community centre
for future use. The tournament
was a great success and was
attended by over 4,000 locals.
Simply call 0800 131 3000
and change your Gas & Electricity supplier to The Utility
Warehouse. Quote our reference number B58724 and ask
to be added to The Joanna
Brown Trust Fundraiser
The Joanna Brown Trust would like to thank everyone who has been involved with fundraising and
supporting our events and projects. An amazing total of more than £80,000 has been raised so
far. Particular thanks goes to the following people...
 All those who attended the „Rugby, Beer & Tunes‟ event in Feb 2010 at The World‟s End Pub, Finsbury Park,
which raised £2,500.
 Jenny Walsh and Sue Boxall for raising £800 from their ladies shopping and pamper evening, June 2010.
 All those who attended the first Joanna Brown Trust Golf Day in July 2010 at The Edgbaston Golf Club, which
raised £1,000.
 Maria Karpasitis for organising and Gemma Hinton for hosting a „Zumba-thon‟, which raised £120, July 2010.
 Dyson Perrin‟s C of E Sports College for organising their 2nd fun run over the Malvern Hills, which raised
The Utility Warehouse will then
donate 5% of your monthly
bill to The Joanna Brown Trust.
They promise to be cheaper
than your current supplier so
you will be saving money as
£100, July 2010.
 Edric Vorsterman for raising £350 from his parachute jump, Aug 2010.
 Joan and Paul Brownhill and all the teams that competed in the first JB Trust Netball Tournament, which
raised £300, Aug 2010.
 Hannah Vince, Gary O‟Sullivan, Ed Reed, Helen Hagan and Anna Stavrianakis for raising £1,130 from cycling
„Lap the Lough‟, Aug 2010.
 Gavin Calderwood for raising £980 from his Welsh 3000 and Kilimanjaro, Aug - Sept 2010.
 Anna Stavrianakis, John Crozier, Jo Crozier, Rich Brown & Jo Lunn for raising £5,200 from cycling The Ro-
mantic Road, Germany, Sept 2010.
as your home page. Like
Google it‟s a search engine but
every time you use it you‟ll be
raising money for The Joanna
Brown Trust.
 Kelly Ranford for raising £290 from climbing Kilimanjaro, Oct 2010.
 Paul & Noel Hagan for raising £525 from running the Brussels Half Marathon, Oct 2010.
A big thank you to everyone for your contributions and your continued support.
Earlier this year, the JB Trust donated £9,000 to Barnard's Green Cricket Club in Malvern for the construction of its new cricket net facility. The England Cricket
Board also contributed to the project. The club chairman, Andy Lamb, expressed his thanks to the Trust:
trum of coaching to take place simultaneously. The
ability to give one to one sessions on technique has
proved particularly beneficial. To be able to do this
on top class reliable surfaces can only enhance confidence in both young and established cricketers.
“The installation of the new non-turf three lane cricket
net facility at our main ground at North End Lane has
had a significant effect on the development of players
at the club.
We are highly indebted to The Joanna Brown Trust in
getting this project to completion. The Joanna Brown
Trust can be justifiably proud of its role and of the
enduring legacy that this project will play in maintaining participation in sport for young people locally.”
This has meant that we are now able to utilise all our
coaches to the full and that there is enough flexibility
through our programmes to enable a complete spec-
Find out how Team JB got on
during their cycle challenge in
Germany by watching their
video diary on YouTube. Search
for “The JB Trust Cycle Challenge”
Follow us on
The official opening of the nets will take
place on Friday 6th May 2011.
The JB Trust has donated £25,000 to
Magic Bus, an Indian charity
which uses sport and the outdoors as
a medium to help underprivileged
children discover their true potential.
Our donation is being used to fund
the construction of a new dormitory at
the Magic Bus Centre for Learning and
Development outside Mumbai. After a
slight delay and the long monsoon
season, the construction is finally
underway and is expected to be completed in April or May 2011.
Dormitories at the Magic Bus Centre
Barnard’s Green Cricket Club Nets
Meanwhile, life at the Magic Bus Centre has been very busy, with hundreds
of at-risk and marginalised children regularly taking part in camps at
the Centre and going on daytrips to
the surrounding hills. The Centre held
its first Outdoor Championship in
August, where teams from 4 local
schools and 1 NGO participated. For
more information on the Centre and
the valuable work done by Magic Bus,
visit www.magicbusindia.org
For more information about anything featured in this newsletter please contact us or visit our website.
Issue No. 2 | Dec 2010
Charity Reg No. 1126272 | www.TheJoannaBrownTrust.org | [email protected]