Jacobs the Jewellers’ “Seventy for Seventy” programme is to raise £70,000 for the Royal Berkshire Hospital Charity, specifically the Berkshire Cancer Centre. Throughout the anniversary year, a series of events and initiatives are planned to raise funds for the National Health Service (NHS) trust.


This award-winning jewellery shop in Reading, Berkshire starts with a charity skydive in Spring. A team of Jacobs’s Jumpers will join on this event. In the late Summer, a golf day will be held, space for runners in the Reading Half Marathon and for its programme finale, there will be a gala dinner & party in Autumn.


So, for those who are interested to join, you can freely contact Jacobs. Initiatives running in parallel include every 2018 purchase completed being entered into a prize draw to win a 0.70ct diamond 18ct white gold pendant, worth over £4,000.


Furthermore, there are special 70th-anniversary luxury raffle tickets available to be bought in the store to win prizes, drawn each quarter. The prizes will be a unique mix of Jacobs own watch, jewellery and gift partners, as well as local businesses. All proceeds will go to the Royal Berkshire Hospital Charity’s Cancer centre to purchase cutting-edge equipment for Surface Guided Radiotherapy treatment.


Jacobs Keeping the Reading Community At Its Heart for 70 Years


Following the success of the recent Young Designers’ Competition, Jacobs the Jewellers will also launch a Reading-based competition for in-house designers and goldsmiths. Participants will be designing and making 7 unique jewellery pieces of the different era such as Art Deco or Victoriana. This innovative programme will be the final initiative of Jacobs’s 70th-anniversary celebration.


These 7 designs, ranging from £500 to £10,000, will be created and sold during the course of 2018 with a percentage donated towards the charity. One of the designs will be created via a competition with local schools for children 14 years and older facilitated by Jelly, Reading’s award-winning arts charity, leading to the winner’s idea being made into a real pendant for sale towards the fundraising.


Adam Jacobs, co-owner commented “It’s an amazing milestone to have reached and as an independent business we’re really proud of the achievement. The team and I are really excited to reach our fundraising goal, helping the RBH continue their simply amazing work. We’re also delighted to partner with Jelly to reach out to local schools with their (sic) artistic development in the community.”


Steve McManus (CEO) of the Trust and Ian Thomson (Charity Director) said “We are delighted that the Jacobs family have offered to support us in such an auspicious way. Their commitment to helping raise funds for the Royal Berks Charity goes back many years and we are very proud of this relationship and the ties we have developed with the family.”


Expect More from Jacobs the Jewellers this 2018


Undoubtedly, Jacobs the Jewellers has placed another milestone in the Reading community. For 70 years, this leading independent jeweller has maintained its outstanding and knowledgeable personal service with the great passion for jewellery.


Celebrating our 70 years is another milestone for Jacobs the Jewellers as we have a wealthy knowledge and quality craftsmanship. But, the most important of it all is the great passion for jewellery. Many of whom have shopped in Jacobs for generations.


Now, we open the Jacobs Academy to inspire customers who are looking for first-class quality of jewellery brands and watches. For queries about buying guides, bespoke jewellery, watches, gemstones, valuations and caring tips, just click on Ask Jacobs More to leave us your message.


Expect more from this trusted jewellery shop in Reading, Berkshire. And, feel free to check for updates and learn more about the world of jewellery, watches and accessories.