Quizzes raise funds for infant loss charity
A CHARITY that helps bereaved parents of babies has benefited after a beauty pageant winner from Lyde Green held a series of themed quizzes to raise funds.
Jasmine Jade Lines from Lyde Green was named as Miss Bristol Diamond for 2019 in November, the first person to represent Bristol in the pageant for a few years. The Miss Diamond pageant is now in its fourth year, and one person represents each city in the different categories: Classic, Mrs/Ms, Miss, Teen, Junior and Mini. The winner of each category at the UK finals in April will go on to the International finals in Las Vegas in June.
As part of Jasmine’s fundraising duties before the finals, she organised a Disney themed quiz at The Huntsman pub in Downend on January 20, and two Harry Potter themed quizzes at The Folly on February 9 and The Huntsman on February 10. Prizes available at the quizzes included themed goody bags, and the top prize for the Harry Potter quiz was a pair of tickets for the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford.
Jasmine also had plans to hold a fundraising pageant for children aged between two and 12 at Emersons Green Village Hall on February 16. This was postponed due to low numbers, but Jasmine has told the Voice that she still plans to run it once she has received more interest. March 17 is a provisional date.
In total, just under £1,000 has been donated so far to Sands, a miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss charity.
Bristol Sands secretary Kaeti Morrison said: “Everyone at Bristol Sands would like to say a huge thank you to Jasmine for all of her hard work in raising such a fantastic amount of money. Fifteen babies a day are stillborn or die within four weeks of birth in the UK. Losing a baby is a traumatic and isolating experience and Bristol Sands is committed to supporting bereaved parents through such an awful time in their lives.
“The money Jasmine has raised will enable us to continue to do this by contributing to the running of the group, meaning we can continue to support our local hospitals in providing care to bereaved parents, hold our monthly support meetings, put on three memorial services a year and provide our bi-annual newsletter.”
Jasmine has organised a children’s disco on Friday March 1 at either Lyde Green Community Centre or Emersons Green Village Hall from 5-9pm. Entry is £3 per child and tickets must be purchased in advance.
To find out more about Jasmine’s fundraising, email: firstname.lastname@example.org