The history behind The Harley Jae Trust

The Harley Jae Trust Founded

January 1, 2006

In 2006, The Harley Jae Trust was founded by Harley’s Nanny who set up the charity to provide equipment for Harley. Any money left over from the fundraising was donated out to similar causes.

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Joe climbed Kilamanjaro

February 9, 2009

In 2009 Joe climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for Harley.

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Harley sadly passed away

February 22, 2013

On the 22nd of February 2013, Harley sadly passed away. A memorial plaque was placed on a bench in Hiltingbury Lakes, Eastleigh.

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Official charity registration process

February 1, 2014

In 2014, a year after Harley passed away, his dad Joe began the process of registering the Harley Jae Trust as an official charity.

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The journey began…

July 10, 2014

In order to be registered as an official charity Joe had to raise £7,000, to help him achieve this goal he enlisted the help of 5 friends to volunteer as trustees for the charity.

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Fundraising commence!

December 17, 2014

Between 2014 and 2015 Joe and the trustees arranged a number of fundraising events in order to raise their target amount of £7,000. Triathlons Tough Mudder Football Tournament Reaching out to the community for support and help

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Official charity status

February 2, 2015

In February 2015 The Harley Jae Trust was officially registered as a charity – Charity No: 1160377.

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Annual report 2015/16

January 1, 2016

Annual report for the financial 2015-2016. As our first year registered as an official charity we saw a huge amount of support. The goals we set for the year were; Raise £50,000 Establish a strong relationship with Nottingham Children Hospital Increase visibility and strength in the brand Fundraising events included; Annual charity ball in March 2015 Social Media and newspaper campaigns Raising the charity profile within the general public Summer of 2015 we made an appearance on the national show ‘GMB’ Attracted a lot of fundraising support from members of the general public Donated £12,784 to the Nottingham Children’s ward December 2015 – Harley Jae Trust provide Christmas decorations to the Paediatric critical care unit at Nottingham Children’s Hospital   Click here to view our full report: Annual report – 2015/16

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Annual Report 2016/17

January 1, 2017

Annual report for the financial 2016-2017. Throughout the second year of being a registered charity we saw a huge increase in support with fundraising events. The goals we set for the year were; To provide equipment that aids of relieves the symptoms of children that suffer with ill health due to a life limiting or life changing conditions To provide equipment and support to medical units that enables them to provide high quality care for children with life limiting or life changing conditions To raise awareness of life limiting conditions that affect children through promoting community involvement in fundraising initiatives Fundraising events included; Annual charity ball in March 2017 Christmas Present Dash in December 2016 – 30 children did a 2 mile walk to deliver presents to children with life limiting conditions in the Nottingham Children’s ward An increase in public lead fundraising events, raising a phenomenal amount Further social media and news campaigns increasing brand awareness March 2016 – We…

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Annual report 2021-2022

March 28, 2023


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