The Jessica Bethell Foundation

Jessica Bethell died of meningitis on 1st October 2012, her kindness will live on through this foundation.

Jessica’s Story

31st May 1988 – 1st October 2012

1st of October 2012 was the worst day of our lives. We left home around 9am, kissing Jessica goodbye, as she came in from riding out. She said “I’ve got a bad headache Mum.” Those were the last words she spoke. She had died by 6pm that evening.

Meningitis kills in four hours. We will never understand how a beautiful, healthy young person like our daughter could pass away so suddenly. We miss her more than words can say and always will.

In her memory, we have formed The Jessica Bethell Charitable Foundation as a lasting tribute to our beloved daughter and to raise money for worthy causes…

The Foundation will be administered simply, without great expense, and will be very personal to James and I, and the Trustees and friends who have worked so hard to get the ball rolling.

The Foundation officially launched at a Dinner held on Tuesday, 12th May 2015.

Jessica’s Charity Day King George at Ascot


We are looking forward to hosting a charity day on King George Day at Ascot. We are hoping for some fabulous weather and the opportunity not only to raise money for Jessica’s Charity, but using the opportunity to spread awareness too.

We are selling a reduced price ticket into the racecourse for just £30.00 – limited number available, so book now!


1st Prize: 4 tickets to the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup & Lunch at the Caviar House & Prunier at Ascot Racecourse
2nd Prize: 2 tickets “ELO” at 02 Arena
3rd Prize: Wembley Stadium Tour
4th Prize: Magnum of Pol Roger Champagne
5th Prize: Tickets to a Chelsea Football Match

To be drawn on the day at Ascot by ITV presenter Matt Chapman


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Clare Bethell taking on the 3 Peaks challenge with her friends. Successfully completing the challenge and raising money for Jessica’s Charit…

We would be most grateful if you would consider making a donation to the Foundation…

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