Archive for September, 2012

Aquinas’s Jermaine Jenas back in Nottingham

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Aquinas Foundation

Jermaine Jenas back to help Foundation

Nottingham Forest have signed midfielder Jermaine Jenas on a 3 month loan deal from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. After 8 years away from NFFC Jermaine  could not turn down the opportunity to play for his childhood club. This also means that Jermaine’s company and charity Aquinas will benefit from having Jermaine as a positive role model and ambassador for the Company.

Not only does Jermaine want to give local side Nottingham Forest a huge boost in their push for promotion but Jermaine wants to dedicate some of his time to local schools & make a real lasting impression on the children in the short time that he is here.

Jermaine Says “This is a great opportunity for me to give something back to my home town, not only NFFC but for the community. Over the next few weeks I plan to visit a handful of local schools to reiterate the importance of attendance, numeracy & literacy. My company Aquinas has always tried to raise standards within schools and raise ambition and aspirations within young people. Hopefully being more local, I can have a real hands on approach along side the Aquinas team”

The Aquinas Foundation are delighted to have their ambassador back in his home town and we look forward to helping as many schools and children as possible whilst Jermaine is here.

Teen Years: Jermaine Jenas

Holiday Inn Nottingham Kicks Off Charitable Partnership With Jermaine Jenas

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Holiday Inn Nottingham, one of the chain’s flagship boutique hotels, has announced a charitable partnership with Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer Jermaine Jenas.

Jermaine is the co-founder of the Aquinas Foundation. The foundation work within schools to help tackle areas of concern, such as truancy, bullying, gang culture and racism. Holiday Inn Nottingham will be working with the foundation to help support and promote its activities across the East Midlands.

The hotel, including the luxury Dakota Bar and Grill, will be donating event space, as well as organising fundraising activities to raise money for the charity.

The Aquinas Foundation is the second of two charities that Holiday Inn Nottingham will be supporting this coming year. The first to be announced was the Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children (PASIC), which is based at Nottingham Queens Medical Centre.

Commenting on the announcement Jermaine said:

“I am delighted to be working in partnership with Holiday Inn Nottingham. The work that the Aquinas Foundation is carrying out continues to produce some fantastic results.

“The help and support that the hotel is providing will enable us to expand the charity’s reach even further, allowing the important work the foundation carries out to have an impact on more young peoples lives.”

Anna Parsons, manager of Holiday Inn Nottingham added:

“Both the Aquinas Foundation and PASIC are incredible organisations. The projects that they carry out are invaluable and a great number of people feel the positive effects of their hard work.

“We here at the hotel are delighted to be working with them. All of our members of staff will be pulling in the same direction to help raise awareness and as much money as possible over the coming year.”

For more information on Holiday Inn Nottingham, please visit To learn more about the work of The Aquinas Foundation and PASIC, please visit and