Our news blog featuring updates on the trust, where your money is being spent, new developments in bowel cancer research and fundraising events.

£5000 donated to Bowel Cancer UK
donation to bowel cancer uk
Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:21

Tonight we donated £5000 in support of Bowel Cancer UK's Never Too Young campaign. The campaign is giving younger patients a voice and changing clinical practice and policy to stop bowel cancer in people under 50. Current issues include delays in diagnosis, access to genetic testing and lack of awareness and we hope our donation will help support their work in achieving change in these areas.

News article published following the launch of the John Drummond Trust away kit..
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:09
John Drummond Trust sponsors Sunderland Rugby club away kit
Sunderland rugby club away kit john drummond trust
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:04

The John Drummond Trust are proud sponsors of Sunderland Rugby club away shirt. If you would like to buy a shirt which a percentage of the proceeds being donated to the trust then please follow this link

John Drummond Trust supports building of a new classroom in Kenya
Helping to build a hut in maasai village
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:15

We are pleased to announce that today we received the estimates for building a nursery classroom in a Maasai village in Kenya previously visited by trustee Amy Drummond. All building work will be going ahead in conjunction with Development Direct. We are very excited about this project and hope it will support the children from this village in accessing education. Watch this space!!

John Drummond Canal Adventure Trip!!
pupils at oxclose show their john drummond trust logos on their hoodies
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 19:35

In July 2017 staff from Oxclose Community Academy took year 9 pupils on the first John Drummond Canal Adventure Trip. Greame Sanderson the trip leader stated the trip was a fantastic success with pupils receiving medals and certificates at the end of the trip. Trustees from the John Drummond Trust are meeting with staff involved in the new school term to see how the trip can be developed further for next year. 

£2956 raised at JEANSTOCK!!!
senset at jeansrock
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 23:03

Jeanstock this year raised a grand total of £2956!! A BIG thank you to all that attended and hope to see you all next year. 

The John Drummond Trust donates to Macmillan Cancer Support
John Drummond Trust donates to Macmillan Cancer Support
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:33

This week trustee, Amy Drummond, met with Michelle Muir, Senior Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in County Durham and Washington at Oxclose Community Academy to present a donation cheque for £1322.50. The money was raised at 'A Night Out for John' a charity night organised by Lorraine Renton, a dinner lady at Oxclose Community Academy. Pupils form John's form class were also in attendance at the presentation. 

Jeanstock is a huge success!
Jeanstock is a huge success!
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 21:43

The first Jeanstock festival took place on Saturday 1st July in Long Marton, Cumbria and was well attended by all those that knew John. The event, which was the brain child of John's brother, Al included bands, DJ's, BBQ, face painting, games and a bonfire. A great time was had by all and is now likely to become an annual affair. Special thanks to all those involved in the set up, music and running of the event.