Way back in February 1996, Jenny was 19 and in her first year of university, Julie was 15 and in her first year of GCSEs, and John was … well … still quite old. And Zephaniah? Well, the Trust had just turned two and was holding its first ever birthday bash to celebrate!
Quoting from the press release, “most new charitable agencies apparently fold within the first twenty-four months. To be still up and running is something worth celebrating. John is now currently working regularly in some twenty-five schools.”
On Thursday 29 February, guests enjoyed fruit punch, a two-course meal and wine, magic from Mark Greenwood, an auction of donated items including signed photographs of David Suchet, and music from John and the Zephaniah band.
The programme contained handwritten messages from the original board of trustees, including these prophetic words from Linda Chapman: “Thanks for all your support over the past two years. Here’s to the next twenty!”
If you were there, we’d love to hear your memories!