Jeremiah’s Journey holds Christmas party at Plumer House

Jeremiah, Santa Claus, Cate & Ed and magicians were all at Plumer House this weekend when Jeremiah’s Journey played host to over 100 children and 40 adults.

Jeremiah’s Journey is a local charity that provides free support for children, young people, and their parents or carers who have or are about to experience the death of someone close to them.

CATERed provided free lunches for those attending, offering a wide selection of delicious and healthy meals for everyone present. Jeremiah bear came along at the beginning to say hello to all the children before Harris Magic astounded the crowds with some fantastic tricks and sleight of hand.

Jaid Bennet, Children, Young People and Families Practitioner from Jeremiah’s Journey said: “It was an absolutely fantastic afternoon with some of the children and young people and their families for our Christmas party.

“It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of PCH who let us celebrate using their facilities and thanks to Cate and Ed who joined us from CATERed and supplied the food for our event. Everyone really enjoyed Harris Magic and the visit from Santa ensured that each child received a selection box,kindly donated by the customers at Plymstock Santander.” 

Jay Vickers, Communications Officer for PCH said: “It was great that we could offer the facilities here at Plumer House to Jeremiah’s Journey as it offered them a great space to work in. We have really enjoyed supporting such a great charity this year and we still have people from PCH and PCH Manufacturing running the Santa Fun Run this Sunday to raise some more money!”    

Jeremiah’s Journey was established in 1996 by four professionals who wanted to use their skills to help local children through a difficult life experience. Jeremiah Bear was born when Dr Sheila Cassidy, one of the founders of the charity had a great love of teddy bears and using their universal appeal wrote a story about a family of bears to help children of all ages explore the journey through grief.

To find out more about Jeremiah’s Journey visit their website or Facebook page.