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A big year for James

Monday, December 11th, 2017

2017 has been an important year in many ways for James Macready-Bryan and his family. October is always a busy month, with the JMB Foundation’s big annual event, the Melbourne Marathon, and James’s birthday, coming just a few days apart. As the guest of honour on Marathon day, James enjoyed the activity and the sense… Read more »

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A special letter of thank you from Anj Barker

Monday, December 11th, 2017

To The JMB Foundation, Thank you for your much-appreciated grant of $5000, towards a vehicle for me. I would love to thank your Foundation for your kindness and this has enabled me to purchase my new vehicle. Your generosity has been a Godsend; I now have a very Schmick Pearl White Toyota Alphard from Nuwan… Read more »

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A win, win, win for the boys at Xavier

Monday, December 11th, 2017

David Burke (pictured below) is the Assistant Learning Leader, Head of Mathematics and Head of House (Loyola) at Xavier College. He has been involved in fundraising for JMB Foundation for more than eight years, and to date his activities have helped raise more than $6,000 for the Foundation. David and his wife, who works at… Read more »

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Introducing Libby

Monday, December 11th, 2017

We have been introducing our board members over the past few issues, and now we’d like you to meet our most recent addition, Libby Rule, a friend of James and the Macready-Bryan family. Libby is a Senior Communications and Stakeholder Relations Advisor at Level Crossing Removal Authority. She brings her communications expertise to the JMB Foundation,… Read more »

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Melbourne Marathon 2017 – what great a day to run and fundraise

Monday, December 11th, 2017

October 15th, the day of Melbourne Marathon Festival, brought beautiful weather for running, and what a great turnout of team runners – and walkers – we had this year. We’re pleased to report around 125 supporters donned our signature blue singlets and t-shirts and joined team JMB Foundation on the track. The full marathon had… Read more »

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How we have helped in 2017

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Darryn Kearney received funding from the JMB Foundation to help with bathroom modifications. Darryn lives with his parents in Ocean Grove. He has an ABI causing complete paralysis on his left-hand side and contributing to cortal blindness. The JMB Foundation grant helped bridge the gap between the amount the National Disability Insurance Scheme provided and… Read more »

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Helping Holli to communicate

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Holli Bryceland was just five years old when she suffered a stroke three years ago in 2014. Now eight, she lives in Carrum Downs with her family and attends school locally, recently winning a school award for honesty. As a result of the stroke Holli has aphasia, which causes damage to the parts of the… Read more »

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2016 a big year for James

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

2016 was an important year in many ways for James and his family, bringing several high points and reasons to celebrate. October was a particularly busy month, with the JMB Foundation 10th anniversary luncheon, the Melbourne Marathon, and James’s 30th birthday, all within a couple of weeks. As the guest of honour at each of these,… Read more »

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Friends and supporters brought together for anniversary luncheon

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Last October, as many reading this will know, it was ten years since the tragic event that led to the establishment of the JMB Foundation. For a number of our early years a fundraising luncheon was held in support of JMB. Organised by a committee of wonderful women under the banner of BLINC (Brain Linked… Read more »

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Wendy “Ironwoman” Wood inspired by MB

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Wendy “Ironwoman” Wood inspired by MB Long time friend and supporter of James (“MB”) and the JMB Foundation Wendy Wood competed in the Port Macquarie Ironman Australia in May and took inspiration from MB to get through a gruelling 13 hours. It’s a really tough event and it’s no surprise that Wendy says she was… Read more »

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Fun and fundraising at Waverley Bridge Club

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Fun and fundraising at Waverley Bridge Club In March our bridge-loving JMB supporters descended upon Waverley Bridge Club for a special Red Point Swiss Pairs event that turned out to be a huge success, with almost 40 pairs playing on the day. Our thanks to WBC for such a great day, and in particular to… Read more »

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A marathon 10 years

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

A marathon 10 years The 2016 Medibank Melbourne Marathon will mark the 10th anniversary of the reason JMB Foundation exists, and the reason the event means so much for James Macready-Bryan, his family and supporters. James was assaulted in October 2006, on his 20th birthday, and many of you reading this will remember the horror… Read more »

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