Some good news

Back on 9th May, the proceeds from the first night of Lee Mack, Rob Brydon and David Mitchell’s tour ‘Town To Town’ were going to be split between our fundraiser and another worthy cause. We are happy to report that we have received news about how much was raised and it now has been added to the GoFundMe total. A massive £16,317.17 was raised! A big BIG thank you to all involved, especially Lee Mack, Rob Brydon and David Mitchell. We are ever so grateful and are thrilled that in total so far we have now raised just over £200,000 out of our £750,000 goal on It’s an incredible achievement and has taken non-stop fundraising for over two years to get to this point. There’s still a long way to go but nobody thought we’d ever get this far! We can do it!

Unfortunately, the longer that Jenny is left without surgery, the more damage to her neck occurs and she is fighting so hard to keep hanging on in the midst of unimaginable suffering and deterioration. In the news recently, an historic bus was restored for £500,000. If they can restore a blinkin’ bus for £500,000 it must be possible to save Jenny’s life for £750,000. A person’s life is far more important than a bus. It just goes to show, that sort of money is around so we will keep on keeping on and plugging away. For Jenny’s sake, we hope it will happen sooner rather than later.

We hope that you’ve been enjoying following the Journey of Jenny the Giraffe (#JourneyOfJennyTheGiraffe), who is a very very large toy giraffe, being passed from person to person across the country to inspire donations towards Jenny’s surgery. You can follow her journey’s progress through photos at each new location along the way on:

• Instagram:
• Twitter:
• A map here on this website:

There have been some stunning photos and some funny photos and some incredibly moving stories that come along with them.

You can see a video of some of Jenny the Giraffe’s summer adventures here on YouTube:

A lot of people were telling us that we were going to need more than one giraffe to help raise the money! So there are currently two giraffes in circulation, hopefully soon to be three. Jenny the Giraffe has assured us that she is telepathically linked to the other giraffes and they are in essence all the same giraffe with the same memories and thoughts.

Thank you so much to everyone who has been taking such good care of Jenny the Giraffe and giving so generously of their time, energy and talent to taking photos of her and aiding her on her journey across the country. Word is gradually spreading.

Take heart. We can get there. We must. Jenny needs these surgeries so very desperately; she needed them two and a half years ago and things have only got worse. It’s torturous to see her enduring the sort of suffering that is rarely experienced by anyone on this Earth and to know that money is the only obstacle to helping her.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and/or helped spread the word of the cause and shared about Jenny’s story on social media, along with the fundraising page. We are so very grateful. ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH, DEAR FRIENDS, ONCE MORE.