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.....


Monday, 13 February 2012

Our new brand has arrived!

Well, the changes are finally here, the new brand for JUMP has arrived!

From what started in November last year after a fantastic branding day with the JUMP volunteers, all the hard work has finally paid off and JUMP are proud to launch our new look and logo on all our social media sites and includes new email client, and will shortly will be followed by our new look website. JUMP has gone through a much needed re-vamp to take us in to the future of non-profit organisations and on to bigger and better things

Please let us know what you think?

Remembering Jacob

Eight years ago this very date was a Friday and it was to be a very sad & emotional "Friday the Thirteenth"
Despite his condition, of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, Jacob was a wonderfully happy child who had just been to Disneyland Paris to see all his favourite Disney characters and fought through an illness that kept him in Alder Hey Children's Hospital over the previous Christmas & New Year.

Sadly, Friday 13th February 2004, Jacob passed away at home and left his parents and family devastated and lost without the little boy that brought so much light into their lives, and despite all the pain and emotion in the days that followed an amount of comfort was found for all the family and friends sharing their memories of Jacob, through all the photos and videos they had of him.

From this came the inspiration for a new unique charity called JUMP - Jacob's Unique Memory Pot, who's mission was to help capture memories through images or video of children that have life threatening health conditions, like Jacob, because we all remember what comfort and joy all the images and videos of Jacob brought to us. In the seven years that followed, JUMP grew delivering more and more "Memory Packages" to children each year. The volunteers of JUMP last year produced and delivered almost 50 "Memory Packages" to children making them feel really "special" and "important" with the attention they got during a photo shoot or filming them. This year we know we will deliver even more.

Even in the light of how much JUMP has moved on in the past seven and keeping in mind the ambitions of the charity for the future, we never forget where we came from and always remember Jacob, not just with fondness and love for a beautiful and wonderful little boy but also for the inspiration and life changing impact he had on many peoples lives and JUMP.
Jacob, we wouldn't be who we are today if it weren't for you, you will always live on in our hearts and memory and JUMP will always be inspired by you. R.I.P Jacob.


Saturday, 11 February 2012

JUMP children's charity signs up with Google Apps

As part of the big changes JUMP children's charity have made in their push forward, is we have now signed up for Google Apps.
This includes new email client, fully integrated calendar for all the members to use, interact and view and be able to keep in contact with live chat and update documents together on line. All of this has been part of JUMP children's charity's massive re-brand which will be launched very soon and will take JUMP children's charity to another level closer at being a non-profit corporate organisation rather than operating a local charity. Very soon we will announce our new email contact details and will coincide with the launch of the re-brand of JUMP children's charity and our new website

To be kept up to date with all the changes at JUMP children's charity then follow this blog, or on twitter @jumpcharity or facebook

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Jacob's Moonlight Ball

Jacob's Moonlight Ball promises to be a night to remember. Organised by McCarthy Recruitment and Flexible Meetings, this star studded event with Gordon Taylor and the PFA as the headline sponsor, is to raise much needed funds for JUMP. The event is being held at The Hilton, Manchester, Deansgate on 25th October.
If you would like to apply for a table for the event or see how you can sponsor or more information on this amazing event download our application form

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Blog from a JUMP member

Here is a small blog from one of our JUMP children' charity members, they were due to meet with a little boy called Elliot and his family to capture his memory package today, sadly Elliot passed away on Saturday...

"Just back from meeting with Simon & Louise, parents of Elliot who very sadly passed away Saturday whilst at Clare House Hospice. Simon very fortunately took 600 photos of Elliot so we will be able to complete a memory. I must say what I thought would be a difficult meeting was really quite relaxed and very productive. I have so much admiration for these people who cope with horrendous circumstances with such calmness...." 

Steven Stout.

Monday, 6 February 2012

New look charity

The look and feel of JUMP children's charity will be changing soon, we are going to have a completely new look and brand for JUMP. This has all started from a re-branding day with Kate McCarthy, MD of McCarthy Recruitment and Flexible Meetings back in November 2011 with the core JUMP volunteer team.

The new look and brand will be launched in the next few weeks and will also coincide with a new website and also news of a massive charity event being held on 25th October 2012 called Jacob's Moonlight Ball organised by the team at McCarthy Recruitment and Flexible Meetings and will be sponsored by The PFA.

Details of this amazing event, including information on dinner packages for the night, how you can sponsor the event be part of Jacob's Moonlight Ball, will follow shortly. Keep checking this blog for updates. More will be revealed of the new JUMP Children's Charity.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Sportsman's dinner a Knockout

The Warrington Masonic Lodges held their 16th Annual Gentleman's Evening on Friday 3rd February raising money for our children's charity JUMP. The main event was after dinner speaker and WBC Welterweight Champion of the World John H. Stracey giving an after dinner talk about his life, how he started from one of the most successful boxing clubs, Bethnal Green, competing in the Olympics in 1968 and how preparation for these Olympics (training at altitude) helped him defeat Jose Napoles in his own 'backyard' in Mexico City in 1975 to win the WBC Welterweight title.

Also on the card, was comedian Venn Tracey who was certainly on form and had the audience entertained with his quick wit and jokes. A charity auction and raffle was held to raise money and John helped with proceedings by leading the auction and auctioning off some of his boxing memorabilia which contributed to raising over £2000 from the auction alone.

All in all the whole night was fantastic and was an amazing success for JUMP who is, and always will be, extremely grateful to The Warrington Masons for organising and holding this great event, and also everybody involved who attended the night and helped raise money for a very worthy charity. Thank you.

The evening was finished off on a high, with special thanks to John H. Stracey, when John spent time for pictures and chatted with the JUMP team sharing more moments of his amazing career. Thank you John.

The Champ John H. Stracey, Warrington Masons and the JUMP team

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sportsman's Dinner for JUMP

Tomorrow night the Warrington Group of Masonic Lodges will be holding a Gentlemen's Evening at their lodge in Winmarleigh Street. The Sportsman's Dinner will feature John H. Stracey, the ex-world Welterweight Boxing Champion, plus comedian Venn Tracey.
Warrington Masonic Hall are holding this event to raise funds for JUMP children's charity for a children's party being organised later in the year

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Beth Copeland is in the news....

There is a wonderful article in a magazine called Mobility Lifestyle all about a little girl called Beth Copeland, who we did a memory for three years ago. Beth was a bridesmaid for her sister Laura and JUMP was there to film her big day and present it to her in a memory package. She has even met the Queen
You can read the article online at