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Jooly's Joint 5th Birthday Paty!

Sun Microsystems

On Friday 8th September 2000, 40 members of JJ gathered in Derby, UK to celebrate the 5th birthday of Jooly's Joint.

Many thanks to JJ members Steve and Claire who organised the event, and to our sponsors, Sun Microsystems.

JJ members in Derby

All together now

the entire gang pose
for a group portrait

Mary

Mary is from Worchestershire. She has been a member of JJ since Easter. She has met several interesting people through the service, including Elaine (see below!).

Chris

Chris is from Sunderland. He has been using JJ for 2 years, and has already met a couple of his webpals.

Rosemary

Rosemary made a special trip from her home in Belfast, Northern Ireland just to join us for the party!

Neil

Neil is from York. He has been using JJ for just a few weeks, and thinks it's fantastic!

Mark

Mark is from Cheshire. He has been using JJ for 18 months. He met other JJ members for the first time at the MS Society lobby of Parliament in March.

Jill

Jill is from Gloucester. She lives just around the corner from her Webpal Martin, and met another Webpal, Karen, at the party. She has been using JJ for 6 months

Kate

Kate from Nottinghamshire has been using JJ for about a year. Kate met several members of JJ earlier this year, when she attended the MS Society lobby of Parliament.

Elaine

Elaine is from Oxford. She came to the party with her sister, and has another sister who also has MS. Elaine has 4 Webpals from the UK, Canada and the USA.

Karen

Karen is from Gloucester, and has been using JJ for 18 months. Karen met her Webpals Martin and Jill for the first time at the party.

Peter

Peter lives in Oxford. He has been using JJ for 2 years, and has been in touch with many people around the world through the service.

Martin

Martin is from Gloucester, and has been using JJ for 18 months. Through the service he discovered that a neighbour who he had never met, Jill, also has MS, and they came to the party together!

Julia

Julia is fromYork, and has been using JJ for 3 years. She and her husband Stuart came to the party in their caravan!

Dave

Dave is also known on JJ as 'Sam Weller' (after a character in his favourite Charles Dickens novel 'The Picwick Papers'). Dave is from London, and has been using JJ for about 6 months.

Tony

Tony is from Sale, just outside Manchester. He has been using JJ since Sept '98, and met other JJ members for the first time at the JJ party.

Wendy

Wendy lives in Yorkshire. She has been using JJ for 2 years, and has travelled the to the US and Canada to meet other JJ members!

John

John lives in Nottingham. He has been using the JJ Webpal service for 3 years, and has met a few of his Webpals in real life.

Malcolm

Malcolm lives in Yorkshire, and has been a member of JJ for one year. He is a famous author, and regularly shares his work with others members of Jooly's Joint.

Nessa

Nessa is originally from the USA, but now lives in Swansea, Wales. She has been using JJ for 4 years, and met members of the service earlier in the year at the MS Society lobby of Parliament.

Kate and Claire

Kate and Claire kept themselves and everyone else amused all afternoon!


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