15 May, 2014 15 May, 2014

Support the Nicholson’s (and own Jack Johnson’s ukelele) – Surf Memorabilia Auction

Throughout Jessica Nicholson’s brave year-long fight with cancer, members of the surfing family worldwide rallied in support.

It was in February last year that Jess was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The news took the young Nicholson family by surprise, but Simon (Jessica’s husband) and children Joel (5) and Anna (2) were all rock-solid in their support of their loving mom and wife.


The Nicholson’s soon found out that aggressive treatment of cancer costs serious money though, and Simon reached out to his connections he’d made around the world while contesting the WQS for support. Friends and family also got involved by spreading the word and with fundraising initiatives.

The assistance of all those that supported #jessgetwellsoon allowed the Nicholson’s to continue trying to vanquish the tumour that was threatening Jessica’s life. At first there were some promising results, but sadly the battle was lost on 22 March this year and Simon, Joel and Anna said goodbye to their mom.

Unfortunately, some of the costs of treatment still remain unpaid, and Friends of Jess have set up an auction that they hope will cover the approximately R250,000 in outstanding medical bills.

There’s some incredible items up for bidding – like Jack Johnson’s personally signed ukelele for example, or Kelly Slater’s rashest from his standout victory at Cloudbreak in 2013. If you are amped to get your hands on some valuable surf memorabilia and help out a family in need, then check out some of the other items up for auction and put in your bid.

Jack Johnson’s ukelele, plus more rad surfing memorabilia is up for auction.

If money is tight and you can’t afford to bid big, then online donations can also be made directly to the cause via the #jessgetwellsoon GoFundMe page.

Donations can also be made to:

ACC: 62398409170
BRANCH: Durban North
CODE: 250655

Every cent counts.

Check out the Friends of Jess Facebook page for more.

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