Friday, 14 December 2012

House Of Fraser event opened by TV Presenter Helen Skelton

JUMP Children's Charity have kindly been chosen to be part of 12 days of Christmas at House of Fraser Manchester, Mary Porter a concession with in House of Fraser have chosen JUMP Children's Charity
to be the beneficiary of all proceeds. The event was opened by Helen Skelton, BBC Presenter.
JUMP volunteers Steven Stout and Leanne Angel attended along with Tiggeroo and the event was covered by Manchester Evening News.

As of close of Tuesday, they had raised £210.00 it is hoped to be able to raise £100.00 a day. They are also collecting toys on behalf of JUMP Children's Charity which will be donated to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Jacob's Moonlight Ball 2012

What an amazing fundraising night at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester for the JUMP Children's Charity!

Jacob's Moonlight Ball organised by McCarthy Recruitment and Flexible Meeting Space was an event that was focused on raising funds and a greater awareness our special cause and the  work we do to capture unique and special memories for children with life limiting health conditions.

Our Team were all present in their formal wear looking stunning! Not a JUMP 'T' Shirt in sight!
Also attending was Beth Copeland and her family who have benefited from JUMP services and it was a great privilege to have them there with us

It was a wonderful way to celebrate our work and to raise funds. From the moment that the event started in the Cloud 23 Bar with JUMP Team representatives speaking with Gordan Taylor CEO of the Professional Footballers Association who provided sponsorship for the event and Sir Alex Ferguson who kindly gave his time to attend, to the end of a great and successful night at 1am

The night was packed with entertainment some of which was provided by our Patrons Carley Stenson and Pete Pinnington and also with fun ways to give to JUMP with an amazing auction by iPad Managed by Ian "Roycey" Royce from X Factor fame. In addition there were incredible raffle prizes donated by various businesses and companies and in particular The House of Fraser who were incredibly supportive
Without a doubt this has been the biggest and best fund raiser for our Charity and we hope that we can persuade our wonderful Patron Kate McCarthy and her Team to work on another Ball in 2013.

It was an incredible feeling for me as one of the original founders and Chairperson of JUMP to be able to be part of such a large event in aid of our Charity and it made me feel so proud of everyone that has been part of JUMP during the last 8 years. In particular I would highlight the film made by Cristina Garlington from the Reel Business, included many stunning photographs by Kate Bannister our photographer from KC Imaging who has been dedicated to JUMP since I spoke with her by chance on the phone about our Charity several years ago. A very moving and real tribute to the children we have worked with

Thank you to everyone -  who made the Ball possible from the event organisers to the Hotel, to people who purchased tickets or donated and of course to our wonderful JUMP Team who continued to deliver unique and special memories for children with life limiting health conditions during the planning and preparation of such a special event

Christine Bentham

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

New Promotional Video

JUMP Children's Charity now have a new video to promote the charity and show the fabulous work that we do. The new film was filmed, edited and put together by Cristina Garlington from Reel Business and with the help from families from past and present memories created by JUMP. The very poignant film was first shown at Jacob's Moonlight Ball on Thursday 25th October which was attended by the like of Gordon Taylor, Sir Alex Ferguson and many more celebrities, and the feedback from everybody was amazing
The new film can be also viewed from our website, as well clicking the link below to watch

Thank you to Cristina and everyone at Reel Business for our amazing film and putting all the hard work into making it, it will really help us with developing and promoting our charity

We will soon publish a full blog for the Moonlight Ball along with pictures of the evening, but please watch our new video and share the amazing work JUMP Children's Charity

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Jacob's Ladder Challenge 2012

JUMP Children's Charity would like to thank all those who attended and completed our Jacob's Ladder Challenge, and to all those that sponsored the walkers. It turned out to be a fabulous day with the weather being very kind to us which was a good job with the ever changing terrain of the High Peak district.

It took the twenty walkers just over 5 hours to complete the 8.5 miles of the route that seems to get more and more challenging every year. Of the twenty walkers, five of them were children all who did really well and acted very responsibly during the walk that sometimes involved climbing over rocks, especially taking the route up towards Kinders Plateau. Also, traversing across the plateau proved really tough with the Peat Bogs at the top going through to Noe Stool and The Woolpacks rock formations. There were some spectacular views seen from there before heading round to descend Jacob's Ladder and finally heading back to Edale

After the walk was finished, we all managed to move our tired legs to the final destination, The Ramblers Inn at Edale for a well deserved drink sharing tales of the trek. Well done to everyone also for making it a safe walk by looking out for and helping each other throughout the trek.

Over the bridge after leaving Edale

Taking a quick break

Relaxing at the top

Having lunch after the hard climb

Spectacular views

All ready to descend the ladder

Steve briefing the group about Jacob's Ladder

Friday, 3 August 2012

New video released to promote Jacob's Moonlight Ball

JUMP Children's Charity new promotional video has been released and can now be viewed on our website, the new video has been put together with original footage of Jacob Hawthorn, the inspiration to our charity, with narrative from Jacob's Mum Christie and 'Little Nanna' and Chairperson of JUMP, Christine Bentham and memories that we have completed. It was created and edited by George Berry and his team at The PFA as to promote our Jacob's Moonlight Ball event in October that The PFA are the main sponsor
Please take a moment to watch our new video.........

The event promises to be amazing, with the likes of compere Ian Royce from X Factor, Carley Stenson and Alexander Stewart all set to appear on the night along with some amazing auction and raffle prizes including signed and framed Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Mario Balotelli shirts, Tickets to next year's PFA awards, VIP Matchday tickets for Manchester City and Tickets to Shrek the Musical and meet the star Carley Stenson. For more details on how to book, go on the Jacob's Moonlight Ball website
We would like to thank George Berry and everyone at The PFA for making the video and all the support for our charity and Jacob's Moonlight Ball

JUMP Children's Charity wins award

JUMP Children's Charity attended a fabulous networking event on Monday night 30th July organised by Best of Warrington at Ramada Encore hotel. JUMP's Patron Kate McCarthy also attended the event, taking the floor to promote JUMP Children's Charity and also our fabulous event coming in October, Jacob's Moonlight Ball

Everyone from JUMP had a wonderful surprise on the night by receiving an award from Best of Warrington as being recognised as one of the best businesses in Warrington. We would like to thank all who attended on behalf of JUMP to talk about our charity, all the other businesses who attended and gave us support on the night and also Matt Cork and Best of Warrington for all their continued support.

Leanne Angel receiving the award on behalf of
 JUMP with Matt Cork from Best  of Warrington

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Party in the Park 2012

JUMP Children's Charity held it's first Party in the Park on Saturday 28th July at Risley Moss Nature Reserve. JUMP invited 15 children and their families to the party, and they were treated to a wonderful time in the park and woods of Risley Moss which included Punch & Judy show, Children's Entertainer Zippy and giant Wii and Xbox Kinect games. Also during the day the children and their family had a photo-shoot with our JUMP photographers and then enjoyed a Treasure Trail with the Risley Moss Park Ranger and then came face to face with Lizards, Snakes, a Skunk and Norman the Raccoon from the Home Safari team.

The day was made possible from the generous donation from Warrington Freemasons after the Sportsman's Dinner with Former Welterweight Champion Boxer John H Stracey, they held back in February. We were very glad to welcome a few of the Warrington Freemason team along to the Party in the Park so they could see first hand how the money they raised for JUMP Children's Charity was used and how it benefited the children and their families.

JUMP Children's Charity would like to thank everyone who helped make the day possible, from organising to all the volunteers who were there to help make the children's party in the park a truly special one.

If you would be interested in sponsoring this event for next year, or any other event for JUMP Children's Charity then please contact us

Thursday, 12 July 2012

JUMP becomes Sainsbury's chosen charity

JUMP Children's Charity are very grateful and please to announce that we are Sainsbury's new Chapelford store charity of the year. This is in conjunction with the new Sainsbury's store that is opening later this month in Chapelford, Warrington. JUMP become Sainsbury's Chapelford chosen charity after JUMP Manager Steven Stout gave a presentation to the Manager and Staff of the newly built store. JUMP will also be attending a pre-opening evening on Tuesday 17th July meeting staff and locals spreading the word about what we do as a charity, the pre-opening starts from 5.30pm onwards so please come down to see the new store and meet us.
This promises to be a great evening meeting the locals of Chapelford and we look forward to working with the Manager and Staff of Sainsbury's. Thank you to everyone involved that helped us achieve getting our chosen charity status with Sainsbury's

Friday, 18 May 2012

Moonlight Ball Website launch

It's the most eagerly awaited event of the year, but still seems so far away. Jacob's Moonlight Ball is being held on 25th October 2012 at The Hilton on Deansgate in Manchester. The event is being organised by McCarthy Recruitment and Flexible Meetings and sponsored by The PFA with Chief Executive Gordon Taylor and promises to be a star studded evening. Among the many acts and events on the night will be West End star Carley Stenson performing songs from Legally Blonde and Singer Alexander Stewart.
A website has now been launched for Jacob's Moonlight Ball with all information needed for the night, details on how to purchase tables along with a downloadable booking form, the amazing items that are up for auction on the night and also the menu for wonderful food and entertainment.
Please take a look at our Moonlight Ball website at and spread the word about our event of the year, there are only a few tables left so don't be left out.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

JUMP Blog gets over 1000 views

Thank you to everyone who had taken the time to read our blogs, giving latest news and developments of JUMP Children's Charity. Thanks to you, we have reached over 1000 views which is fantastic in the short time we have been blogging.

Over the past year JUMP Children's Charity has made a massive transition, for the better. We have had new members come on board, new Trustees and a new Patron, fund raising has grown and most important of all, the reason why JUMP Children's Charity exist, capturing our unique memories. We aren't even half way through the year yet and already we are on course of capturing 50 memories.

Another massive transition has been our re-branding, the whole image of JUMP Children's Charity has changed taking into the future, growing our corporate side and making our image more recognisable, not just to Warrington and the North West but to the whole country. For all this, we have to thank McCarthy Recruitment and Flexible Meetings who have helped and guided us through the transition and continue to support us going forward. They are hosting a massive event in October called Jacob's Moonlight Ball, which is being sponsored by Gordon Taylor OBE and The PFA. This promises to be a truly amazing night with many acts ready to entertain, including our Patron Carley Stenson performing songs from the West End. Tables for this amazing night can be purchased by downloading our Invitation, but hurry as they are going fast!
Spread the word about Jacob's Moonlight Ball, follow on Twitter @moonlight_ball

Monday, 16 April 2012

JUMP Children's Charity is part of the Best of Warrington

The Best of Warrington brings together businesses and charitable organisations and promotes them through their website and networking events, they also give the opportunity for members of the public to leave testimonials and recommendations on their website for all to see

JUMP Children's Charity is very proud to announce that we will be one of The Best of Warrington's Charity of the Year and we will be promoting all our events and information through the Best of Team. Check out their fantastic website for Best of Warrington and our JUMP Children's Charity page. Thank you to all the team at Best of Warrington and Matt Cork for all the support for JUMP.
Follow Matt Cork and the Best of Warrington team on twitter

JUMP on You Tube

JUMP Children's Charity now has it's very own You Tube channel, from here we will post videos of our events throughout the year and you can also view the amazing video that's on our website showing the unique services we provide to children with life limiting health conditions.

Monday, 19 March 2012

JUMP Children's Charity attends Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Northern Championships

On Saturday 17th March, JUMP Children's Charity attended the annual Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Northern Championships at the Birchwood Leisure & Tennis complex in Warrington. Martial Arts clubs from the North & Scotland got together to compete in the championships which helped towards raising money and awareness for our Children's Charity, and JUMP volunteers were also there with the information stand to give out leaflets and let everyone know about what our unique charity helps children that have life threatening health conditions.

The all day event had students competing in many different categories and age groups, from the Mighty Matts (aged 3-6) all the way up to adult, in different techniques, kick-boxing and hand drills, Martial Arts Forms and Sparring contests. Master Fiddes was also at the event presenting the medals to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed in all categories and all students that took part received a medal received a medal.

The JUMP team at our information stand
JUMP Children's Charity would like to thank Mr James of Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Widnes and all the Instructors from Matt Fiddes Martial Arts that helped organise and run the day, for raising money and awareness for us and also making it a fantastic event. Also, to all the students that took part and their spectators that donated to our charity. A donation was made to JUMP through ticket sales for the event and bucket collections made through the day, raising a total of £335 for funds to go towards creating an everlasting memory for a child

On a personal level, I had a wonderful day as my son, Archie Lowdon (aged 9) competed at the event, as he is a student of Mr James of Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Widnes. This was his first ever Martial Arts competition and he was feeling very nervous about it, but he did very well indeed winning the 3rd place Bronze medal for his category which was Hand Drills and Best Technique. He got through to the semi-final and lost, but then won his third place Bronze medal, shown in the video below.

Archie receiving his Bronze medal from Master Fiddes

Mr James' students and medal winners

Thursday, 15 March 2012

JUMP attends VIP Business Networking Event

Last night, JUMP Children's Charity was invited to attend a VIP Business networking event, run by Matt Cork of Best of Warrington which bring together all kinds of businesses and organisations to network with each other to promote their service or product.

JUMP Children's Charity manager, Steven Stout MBE was invited by Steve James of Matt Fiddes Martial Arts in Widnes, who is also a Trustee of our Children's Charity, to attend the event and promote JUMP to local businesses showing how we help bring happiness and everlasting memories into children's lives.

Both Steve's chatted to local businesses to raise the profile of JUMP Children's Charity and build relationships with them which developed into offers for help from them in many different ways, making it a very successful night. Even more success on the night was from a raffle held, raising money for JUMP Children's Charity and kind donations from businesses. Steve Stout also took the floor to give a presentation to all there about our unique charity.

Many thanks to Steve Stout, Steve James and Alicia Leigh for all their fantastic support during the evening and to Matt Cork and Best Of Warrington for giving us the opportunity to promote JUMP Children's Charity amongst the business men and women of Warrington

Friday, 24 February 2012

JUMP's annual Funday date announced

The date of JUMP Children's Charity annual Funday has been announced, and it is set to be a Royal affair. The  funday is set to be held on Monday 4th June and will coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, with it being an extra bank holiday.
Once again the event will be held at Monks Sports & Social Club, in Woolston, Warrington and will have all the favourite events such as raffle, bbq, bouncy castle & slides and the 'famous tombola' plus much, much more. This year, promises to be bigger and better than previous years with some amazing events going throughout the day all with a Diamond Jubilee celebration theme.
We are on the look out for volunteers to help out on the day or for companies to sponsor events or stalls,  and that companies logo will be advertised along with that particular event or even donate raffle prizes. If you would like to help out or sponsor an event please get in touch. Call 0843 658 0162 or email us.

Here are some of the images from last year's fantastic funday.....