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Gemma's 31 Day Good Deed Challenge

Emma Jane Jones
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02 Mar 2015

Local fundraiser Gemma Freeman from Birmingham was inspired by the courage and bravery of teenage cancer sufferer Jak Trueman who sadly passed away aged only 15 on the 2 February 2015. She decided that she wanted to support us in our mission to beat blood cancer and so started to plan her unique challenge for this March. Gemma is planning to do a good deed for every day of March, 31 in total which coincides with her age, so one for every year of her life. She is currently planning all her good deeds that will start next week whilst asking friends and family to help raise money for our cause.

It  touched my heart so much it inspired me to take action.  Jak had a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer called Gammadelta T-Cell Lymphoma. I knew having a false hip would stop me doing physical challenges so this March I will be doing 31 good deeds, one for every day of the month.

I hope these small and random acts of kindness will encourage others to remember how precious life is and that we shouldn't take it for granted. I will be raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research as part of Team Jak, to raise money to help beat blood cancer."

Good Luck Gemma!

If you'd like to support Gemma please visit her Facebook page. If you're planning your very own challenge like Gemma then we'd also love to hear from you - just leave us a comment in the box below to let us know what you're up to.



What a fantastic fundraising idea! What acts of kindness has Gemma got in mind? Intrigued to find out more!


Here is what Gemma has organised for this week:

  • I have joined community watch - my local neighbourhood watch
  • I will be volunteering at the rocket multi sports club for disabled children
  • Marie Curie collection
  • A day at Birmingham dogs home
  • Litter picking
  • I am going to pay for a strangers parking at a concert i am going to on the 26th
  • Growing plants for a hospice garden

To name but a few