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Christmas a time for giving

Monday, December 11th, 2017

With just a few weeks until Christmas, we hope you and your family will be enjoying all the happiness and fun this time of year brings, and making the most of time to spend with your loved ones. There are many ways in which you can enter into the spirit of Christmas, and giving gifts… Read more »

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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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Applications invited for 2018 Round 1 funding

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The James Macready-Bryan (JMB) Foundation will receive applications until 30 April 2018 for the next round of funding for eligible young people with an acquired brain injury, to support their specific needs. Why have an applications process? The JMB Foundation was formed in 2007 by parents known to the family of James Macready-Bryan – JMB. The… Read more »

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2018 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

2018 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival The date is set! Sunday 14th October is the big day in 2018. Never too early to register: http://melbournemarathon.com.au/ We’ll be updating this page soon, with information about how you can support JMB by participating as a runner or as a volunteer on marathon day. If you’d like info right away,… Read more »

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Join the Melbourne Marathon JMB volunteer team

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Be a part of the Melbourne Marathon action on Sunday October 14th. SIGN UP NOW. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: ADULTS (18 or over) REGISTRATION STUDENT AND SCHOOL STAFF/PARENTS REGISTRATION (WATER STATIONS) CAREY   ||  WESLEY  ||  LAURISTON  ||  ST MARGARET’S & BERWICK  ||  ALL OTHER SCHOOLS

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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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How JMB helped over the past 12 months

Friday, March 10th, 2017

We are grateful for wonderful support over the past 12 months from many different avenues, including major events such as the JMB Foundation 10th anniversary luncheon and the Melbourne Marathon, and generous donations from organisations and individuals. Funds so kindly donated to JMB Foundation this year have enabled us to make grants available to young… Read more »

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