Things Get Hairy for Lymington Branch Manager in aid of Huntington’s Disease

August 15th, 2022

Brewers Lymington Branch Manager, Nick Jordan became a part of a recent event organised by the incredible Jess Webb, a 17-year-old on a mission to raise as much money as possible for Huntington’s Disease.

Jess' Story:

So far, Jess has raised a phenomenal £31,000 for Huntington’s Disease organising a charity ball, a tandem skydive, a super car track day at Goodwood and a 50-day charity press-up challenge to name just a few! 

Jess has been fundraising since she was 10 years old after losing loved ones to Huntington’s Disease.

I am highly dedicated and motivated to raising funds, I have seen the devastating impact HD has had on my family, not only do I want to raise essential funds to support research and families affected but I also want to raise awareness of the condition.

Huntington’s Disease is a rare genetic progressive, degenerative neurological condition for which there is currently no cure.

 Symptoms usually start between 35-40 years of age and life expectancy is around 15-20 years from diagnosis/symptoms.

 Children of parents who have the gene are at 50/50 risk of having the gene themselves and therefore at 50/50 of developing Huntington’s.

The Latest Charity Challenge!

In his down time, Nick is the chief instructor at OSSKA, a karate organisation Jess regularly attends. 

Jess approached Nick with the fabulous idea of completing a 10-mile bike ride around the Emsworth and Westbourne area.

Alongside the bike ride, Nick also agreed to setting some fundraising challenges…at £100 he agreed to have his legs waxed and at £350 he agreed to having his armpits waxed! 

Another OSSKA instructor Dave also shaved his beloved beard at £200 raised.

When Brewers learned about the event, we of course had to donate, so The Brewers Foundation donated an extra £500 to the event.

So far, the event has managed to raise £1110, including the donation from Brewers, bringing Jess’ overall total to over £32,000! 

A huge congratulations to Jess for some truly outstanding fundraising and well done to Nick and Dave for being good sports! 

To find out more, head over to Jess’ Just Giving Page: