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JLS surprise

Posted on: 16th December 2013

One of our clients in Manchester receives a generous gift from a former JSP client

A generous donation

Philip King is a former JSP client. A few weeks ago he called us to offer 2 tickets with disabled access for a JLS concert that he had purchased but no longer required. Generously Phillip did not want any payment for these.

Jackie Parker first met Philip over 20 years ago when she was working as a social worker in Sheffield and he later became one of JSP’s first clients. When asked why he rang JSP when he found out that he couldn’t use the tickets, Philip said, “They helped me so much, especially Jackie Parker, when I needed it the most. I couldn’t think of anyone better to give the tickets to.”

The lucky lady

A quick hat-draw to find a client we could offer the tickets to and off went the tickets in the post to a very excited young lady called Phoebe Waugh-Rhodes. Warm feelings abounded until it became evident that the tickets had been lost in the post.

Paula, one of our administrators, quickly took on the task of retrieving the situation, spending many hours on the phone to the Post Office and the Motorpoint Arena box office, and liaising with Philip - eventually visiting him to collect a consent form that enabled her to get the tickets reissued – and Phoebe and her support worker Joanne Whittaker made it to the concert after all.

"Thank you so much for the tickets,” Joanne said, “Phoebe was amazed to see them and we really did have a fab night."

So thank you Philip! Such a generous gesture that has made a young lady very happy.