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Jersey Football Aid – Veteran’s Tournament – Saturday 13th August 2016

15-Jun-2016

On the 13th August 2016, Jersey Football Aid will launch with an inaugural charity match of Jersey Veterans in support of FOJO. Kick-off is at 3pm with all donations on entry and raffle monies being donated to FOJO. Get down to Springfield for a great game and join the players and friends after the match for drinks and dressing room banter.

Jersey Football Aid

Fojo Takes on Mount Toubkal

14-Jun-2016

On September 21st 2016, an EXTRAordinary team of cancer survivors, oncology nurses and their amazing supportive friends will be trekking to the peak of North Africa’s highest mountain, which at 4,167m is going to be no mean feat!  Between them the team have pledged to raise £15,000.  Monies raised will go towards our new support scheme for survivors.

Keep up to date with the teams fundraising events at https://facebook.com/Fojodoesmounttoubkal/

Fojo sets their sights high climbing mount Toubkal

Minerva Sponsor our Treat into Treatment scheme

30-May-2016

As part of Minerva’s Legacy project the company chose to support two local charities for it’s 2015/2016 Fund raising efforts.   This year’s proceeds will be split between Friends of Jersey Oncology (FOJO) and Jersken a charity recently set up to support orphans in Kenya.

Launched in 2013 in celebration of the milestone birthdays of Minerva’s two founding shareholders, Vipin M.P. Shah and Umesh Sahai, the Minerva Legacy Project aims to create a positive, long term and sustainable impact on the communities that continue to play a significant role for the business.

The money raised for FOJO has been used to provide vouchers to patients who are about to embark on chemotherapy treatment.  The initiative known as ‘Treat into Treatment’ was set up earlier this year and with Minerva’s support the Oncology Unit was able to offer these vouchers.  Gifts included manicures, meal vouchers and spa vouchers.

In order to raise the money needed to support both charities Minerva held a number of fundraising campaigns over a 12 month period, these included an auction, Christmas raffle, regular fancy dress down days, bake offs, a soup kitchen, staff breakfasts , mojo for fojo, and a ping pong challenge.

We are delighted to have been able to support both Friends of Jersey Oncology and Jersken.  Our Legacy Project fundraising campaign is something we are very proud of as it has given our staff the opportunity to raise the money required for specific initiatives.  This is highlighted in our work with FOJO  as we have been able to show our support to those affected with cancer,  it might only be a relatively small ‘treat’ but we know, from the patients feedback, how much of a difference this can make to them during and following treatment.’ Steven Bowen, Group Managing Director of Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Limited

Fojo – May Festival of Music

29-May-2016

Shane Horgan once again held a successful FOJO festival of music, which is fast becoming a much loved event for all those that love their local bands! Thanks again for your continued support.

Fojo May Festival of Music

Mojo4Fojo – The Mad Hatters House Party

19-Mar-2016

The party crowd were out in force once again for Boogalou’s now infamous Mojo4FOJO party fundraiser at Rojo’s. Massive thank you Paul Herridge for creating the Rojo’s wonderland transformation and to our resident DJs Justin Reilly, Ross & Dell and Hedgie! Another great night raising well over a thousand pounds for FOJO!

Mojo4Fojo Mad Hatters House Party

Mojo4Fojo Day 2016

18-Mar-2016

Our annual Mojo4FOJO wig it up or dress down day was once again a great success. Make sure you join us on the last Friday before Easter school holidays next year for some wigged up fundraising fun!

Mojo 4 Fojo Day 2016

BNP Paribas Year of Fundraising for FOJO

29-Jan-2016

We were delighted to receive a cheque for £5450 which has been raised over the last 12 months by their staff. Thank you all ever so much for such amazing fundraising!

BNP Paribas year of fundraising for Fojo

The Haunted House Ball

31-Oct-2015

We want to say a huge thank you to Mandy Le Feuvre, Jackie McDermott and Sara Kempster-Smyth who presented us with a cheque for £4,500 raised from the amazing Haunted House Ball. Thank you for organising and to all those that attended. Well done ladies, we are tremendously grateful for your support.

FOJO Halloween House Ball 2015

The Halloween Extravaganza

Just to say another huge thank you to Shane Horgan who raised £500 for FOJO at the Halloween event at the Tipsy Toad. Thank you for your continued support.

Mojo4FOJO @ Rojo – Summer Party

24-Aug-2015

Another brilliant and well supported night from Boogalou. Loads of fun to some summer tunes on the Rojo terrace, raising over £1700 for FOJO. Huge thanks to J.P. Anquetil for letting us take over Rojo’s and Paul Hedgie, Justin Reilly, Ross Hunter, Simon Gasston and Warren Le Sueur for the tunes!

Mojo4Fojo-Summer-Party

Latest Annual Report & Accounts 2014

19-Jan-2015

Please click here to download our latest Annual Report & Accounts

Friday 27th March 2015 – Get involved with our Mojo for FOJO

16-Jan-2015

Last year, we had great fun and raised some serious pennies by getting our wigs on for FOJO.  This year, we have set the date as Friday 27th March 2015.  Full details to follow, we hope as many of you as possible will get involved 🙂

Mojo for FOJO at ROJO

2014 ended on a fun note for us thanks to our Mojo for FOJO at Rojo’s night.  An amazing night was had by all and lots of money was raised for FOJO.  Many many thanks to our super star DJ’s Paul Herridge, Ross Hunter and Justin Reilly. Thanks also to J.P Anquetiel for letting us take over ROJO’s.  Keep your eyes open for details of the summer party…!

Our first chemo care packs are made!

20-Jul-2014

Fojo chemo care packs

Our FOJO chemo care packs are ready

We are really pleased to say that our first chemo care packs have been made up by the amazing Oncology nurses and will be handed out from next week.  A huge thank you to everyone who has helped with our fund raising for this project to date – these will make a massive difference to newly diagnosed patients.  Lots more plans for the rest of the year so please keep checking our website and facebook page to see what’s going on.

FOJO Jersey Water Car Boot – Sunday 11th May

15-Apr-2014

Jersey Water will be holding a car boot sale in support of FOJO on Sunday 11th May at Val de la Mare reservoir.  If you’re having a spring clear out, now’s your chance to get it sold and support FOJO at the same time.  Contact Jersey Water for a pitch.

We loved our 1st MOJO for FOJO day

Thank you to all of those that took part in our very 1st Mojo for FOJO day!  We really enjoyed seeing all everyone dressed up, having fun and raising some money at the same time.  We are still counting up the money, so will update you on how much we raised in a short while, but in the meantime here are some pictures – special thanks to Jersey Water, RBSI, Mourant Ozannes, Bedells, Barclays and Appleby for sharing these with us.

Friday April 11th is our first MOJO for FOJO day

30-Mar-2014

Our first ever Mojo for FOJO day will take place on Friday April 11th.  FOJO are hoping as many schools and workplaces as possible will wig it up or dress down, have some fun and raise some pennies to kick start our  Help us Hold their Hand campaign.

The amazing lady Wendy Trehiou, who is a breast cancer survivor, swam the Channel (both ways!!!)

28-Feb-2014

The amazing lady Wendy Trehiou, who is a breast cancer survivor, swam the Channel (both ways!!!) on 12th August 2013! This challenge has only ever been completed by less than 30 people WORLDWIDE!

Wendy is raising funds for 3 local charities close to her heart. Friends of Jersey Oncology, Jersey Hospice Care & Macmillan Cancer Support.

FOJO takes this opportunity to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Wendy who has donated a whopping £5,000 to Friends Of Jersey Oncology. We hope to put the monies raised to good use when we move to our new unit in the summer of 2014.

Give Us a Wave is happening again on 13th/14th July 2013

28-May-2013

Give us A Wave is happening again on 13/14 July 2013 – see their Facebook page or call Little Joe’s on 483707 for further information.

Give Us a Wave

24-Jul-2012

“Give Us a Wave” was FOJO’s first fundraising event in July 2012 organised by Joe Davies of Little Joe’s Surf Shop, St Ouen’s. This was a really well attended event held over three days with school children to grandparents taking part!  It involved teams of 4/5 people (fancy dress optional) to go and bodyboard in the surf in relays.

The nurses in the Unit decided to organise a cake stall and raffle on the day and this was really well supported by patients and their families baking cakes and coming down on the day.

A magnificent sum of £6,761 was raised!