Cash raised for bereavement charity

Total Energy Solutions back Jeremiah's Journey ball
Total Energy Solutions back Jeremiah's Journey ball

Fundraisers dig deep for Jeremiah’s Journey

A Moulin Rouge-themed ball raised more than £15,000 for a Plymouth-based charity which supports bereaved children and youngsters facing the death of a loved one.

More than 200 guests attended the Jeremiah’s Journey ball hosted by The Duke of Cornwall hotel on Saturday evening. Among the special guests was the charity’s patron, Bianca, Lady Eliot, whose family has been supported by Jeremiah’s Journey in the past.

The evening included a number of fundraising events including a silent auction, balloon tombola and table raffle, as well as live music from Rhythm Machine.

Two families who have used the services of Jeremiah’s Journey shared their experiences of grief with the guests during the evening, giving a poignant reminder of the important work the charity carries out.

The annual ball is a key event in the Jeremiah’s Journey calendar and all monies raised will go towards its work in helping grieving children. As the charity is self-funded, it is reliant on events and support from the local community to continue.

Joanne Anning, chief executive of Jeremiah’s Journey, said: “The evening was fabulous. There was a real buzz of excitement throughout the night from people placing their bids in the auction to popping balloons in the tombola. So many businesses contributed fantastic prizes and individual support for the evening, which ensured it was a great a success.

“As we are a self-funded charity, our ball is a key event in our fundraising calendar that helps us raise vital funds to enable us to continue our service. Of course, it was also the perfect excuse to get glamorous and have some fun.”

“Jeremiah’s Journey would like to thank everyone who made the event such a success including the evening’s photographer LibertyPearl, compere for the evening Alastair Carnegie of Total Energy Solutions, the many businesses who donated prizes for the auction, raffle and tombola; the dancing girls and of course the guests.

Jeremiah’s Journey, now in its 18th year, offers its service to local children and their families in order to help them express their feelings and develop effective coping skills at a really sad time in their lives. Group sessions are one of the main sources of support for children who are grieving following the death of someone special. The therapeutic activities centre around building their memories of their loved ones. For children who have a parent with a terminal illness the group provides a sense of safety whilst the future feels very uncertain.

To find out more about Jeremiah’s Journey please visit: or get in touch on 01752 424348 or email


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