Banana Chat – meet Jessica Maisey

This week’s Banana Chat is with our inspirational person of the week – Jessica Maisey – a first year student at Loughborough University with a passion to help provide poverty-stricken children with the healthcare and education they deserve. 

My name is Jessica Maisey, and I am a first-year student at Loughborough University. This summer I will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for the charity Hope for Children. I aim to raise a total of £2990 to provide poverty-stricken children with the healthcare and education they deserve. 

What is your favourite joke?
Why did the physics teacher break up with the biology teacher?

There was no chemistry.

What makes you smile?
A child’s laughter and puppies!

What is your favourite good news story?
60-year-old, stroke sufferer, David Collings with locked-in-syndrome, does an 80-day cycle on a therapy bike to raise money for his local children’s hospice.

What inspires you?
Seeing other people’s success.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
The amount of damage we are causing the environment.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
Teleportation, so I can travel to anywhere whenever I want.

What is your favourite food?
An Indian curry!

What is your favourite drink?
A good old Yorkshire tea

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
My camera, so I can take pictures of all the beautiful things I see.

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
No more deforestation, its causing harm to both the animals and our atmosphere. Deforestation is a harsh act that is killing our earth and if we don’t stop soon who knows where we will be in 100 years’ time…

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I was once in the Westend production of Oliver Twist, it was my lifelong dream to be an actress/musical theatre performer as a child. 

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
Child poverty, no child should have to suffer the hardships of starvation and no home. Awareness needs to be raised, to show the severity of this issue, so people can help give children the care and support they NEED. Every child should receive the rights to a free education and healthcare, to ensure healthy development, mentally and cognitively.

Who is your favourite music artist?
I’m currently loving Ariana Grande

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
It’s two people, but my younger brother and sister.

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? – Hot 

Cat or dog? – Dog

Blue or pink? – Pink

Tea or coffee? – Teaaaa

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? – Half full, think positive 🙂 

Pyjamas or not? – dependent on the weather… 

Night out or night in? – night out! 

Pizza or pasta? – surprisingly pasta

Biscuits or cake? – biscuits (for the tea)

Wine or beer? – wine of course

Football or rugby? – rugby 

Cinema or theatre? – both amazing but the theatre (watch films at home) 

Gym or TV? – gym

Naughty or nice? – always nice x

Silver or gold? – Silver 

Tent or hotel? – Hotel 

Bath or shower? – Shower

Starter or pudding? – Pudding  

Sheets or duvet? – Duvet 

Love Island or Game of Thrones? – Love island, yet I am still to watch GOT so bare-with

Finally, apple or banana? – BANANANANANANANA

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