Jing in Jubilee Square
A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT HOME AND ACROSS EUROPE
What can you do on the day?
Come and join in the fun by booking a massage, taking a yoga class or both! We also have a circus skills workshop taking place and a kids class – so loads of fun for the whole family! Here is the timetable for the day:
|Massage Appointments||Yoga Classes|
|10.00 – 11.30am||10.15 – 11.15am|
|11.45 – 1.15pm||12.00 – 1.00pm|
|1.30 – 3.00pm||1.45 – 2.45pm Kids Class|
|Circus Skills Workshop: 3.00 – 4.00pm|
|4.00 – 5.30pm||4.15 – 5.15pm|
|5.45 – 7.15pm||6.00 – 7.00pm|
|7.30 – 9.00pm||7.45 – 8.45pm|
Book a massage or Reserve a yoga mat
Why not book yourself an AMAZING Jing massage? Treat yourself or a friend or loved one who would enjoy a massage in the Massage Marathon Marquee. Or book a mat for one or bring some friends for a fantastic Yoga Class on the Grass at Jubilee Square in the lanes of Brighton. Help spread the word and get all your friends to book in and donate to amazing cause! Just click the button below!
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking, so we can ensure smooth changeovers.
- Please wear comfortable clothes such as: t-shirt, loose fitting sports trousers or leggings (NO JEANS!)
- Unfortunately we cannot provide a changing room for massage treatments therefore we ask that clients to please remember that this is a community clinic, upto 10 people are being treated at the same time in the same room. Our therapists are highly trained professionals who will do everything to maintain each clients modesty.
- This is a fundraiser so once you have paid the funds for the massage, it goes into the big campaign pot and we cannot give you the money back.
- If you can’t come for the massage, you can either send a friend, or let us know as soon as you can and latest 48 hours in advance, so we can open the slot to somebody else.
Jing therapists and Yoga teachers far and wide and we are asking that you all reach out to your local communities this August to help us with our fundraising efforts.
Here is what you can do:
- Therapist decide on a day/half day that you will offer massage for donation and yoga teachers choose a class that you can offer for donation (alternatively have a donation box at work – even if you send funds from one massage, it will help tremendously!)
- Download the flyer below and put it up around your clinic advertising your voluntary massages for donations
- Check out our top tips and advice by joining our Facebook group
- Recruit some willing clients!
- Transfer your collections to the Jing Community Fund via BACS by calling the Jing office on 01273628942
DOWNLOAD YOUR POSTERInspirational student testimony from March! Spreading the love from home!
Thank you – Hilda Harvey, Warwickshire
“For me the marathon effort has come at just the right time. I have been concerned by the difficulties faced by refugees, immigrants and homeless people to the extent that I struggle to read or watch the news and I am fearful of the divisions that I am seeing appearing in our world. So I am very pleased to put my shoulder to the collective wheel; it matters to know that you have done something to help.
To help from home I am doing a day of Hot Stone Massage on the 20th February. I have printed off a number of posters, filled in the blanks and added bits. I’m doing about 45 minutes for £50 each. I don’t do Hot Stones very much nowadays so it will bring some freshness to me and will be interesting to my patients. I am sending the posters to people who have been to me in the past but not for some time and I have chosen people such as an acupuncturist, tai chi teacher, pilates instructor, my website guy and a mindfulness coach. I have put a hand-written note in with each flyer asking if they can share the information as well as having a treatment themselves. I am going to give one to my dental hygienist and even my hairdresser!
I am feeling very positive vibes about the whole project; it’s got me motivated and excited by the challenge and my work will see the benefit in many ways. I think it will be easy to get posters put up in all kinds of places and even get into local paper. From a business point of view, there will not be enough places in the one day for everyone who phones so maybe it’ll generate paid work another time. It’s good for business and will be fun!”
If you’d like to contribute but can’t make it on the day, then please revisit this page in August to find the DONATE NOW button … coming soon
Donations will go to:
- The Hummingbird Project, Solidarity and aid for Calais and Dunkirk
Amazing group of local Brightonians offering Medical aid, Building skills and Art support to the refugees in the camps in Calais and Dunkirk. Now the camp being dismantled they are still busy trying to help and support the thousands of children.
- The Flying Seagulls Project
‘We are only after your laughter’ is their slogan. A group of clowns, dancers, musicians and performers who travel since years to different parts of the world to make children laugh out loud and spread happiness. Since last year, almost permanently in the refugee camps in Greece.
- Brighton Voices in Exile
Support network for replaced refugees that offers legal and administrative advice.
Since the huge success of the Massage Marathon back in March 2017 all of us who teach and work at Jing have been watching the on going humanitarian crisis that spans across the entirety of Europe with watchful eyes.
The plight of the millions of refugees who are fleeing from war torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, amongst many others is so compelling that we all wonder if enough is being done by the Europeans they reach out to for help. About 65.3 million people have fled their homes in 2015, from which 21.3 million have fled their countries and are now scattered around the world. From these, 10 million people are stateless and more than 60% are women and children.
In turn we have looked to the displaced people of the UK and questioned the noticeable rise in people living on the streets. In December 2016 it was noted that over a quarter of a million people are homeless in the UK. Yet austerity has seen services cut and yet more people denied support.
It’s in these moments that we remember there is something we can do.
This is a situation that demands a response from our hearts and our humanity.
Helping from the heart
We will continue to support the independent grass root volunteers have organised themselves locally, often without government funding. They have acted from the heart and driven up to Calais, or spent months in Greek refugee camps, bringing food and clothes, organising community kitchens and playtimes for the kids. Additionally we are reaching out to the volunteer services in Brighton and around the UK who assist those without homes to lend our support.
Jing has a deep-rooted empathy for all people, and that is why we feel it is necessary to organise our massage community along side the Brighton yoga community in work together for positive action and to send all our love to those who need it most.
We have connected with some amazing charities and will divide the donations between them to keep doing what they are doing.
The Big Day
Friday 18th August 2017 10am-9pm
We are planning a fun packed day of activities for therapists and members of the public alike:
- Massage Marathon: Book a massage with an advanced Clinical Massage Therapist
- Book in for a yoga class
- Book in for a circus skills workshop
- Knowledge is power: Talks / Documentaries / Photography from people who are working with refugees
If you feel able to share our social media posts and emails to others who might also contribute we would love that!