JUMP's memory package services are unique and made very special and personal for every individual child. Our vision is to be a National Charity, that can provide access to our unique service for every child with a life limiting health condition that wishes to capture their special life moments and achievements.

The service and support JUMP offers families is not available from any other Charity. The service is invaluable, giving children and young people with life threatening health conditions the opportunity to value their experiences and make them feel proud of their achievements.

We provide, to every child that is eligible for our support, the services of a professional photographer to manage and deliver a video or photo shoot, with the child and other people or characters who are special to them. The child and their family are made to feel incredibly special and the JUMP team ensure that whilst capturing memories all of the children have a wonderful experience.

We receive applications for our support and service from a range of sources that can be, the child and their family, other professionals that support the child through their illness and other Charities that also provide services to the child and their family. Some of the organisations we work with are Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, Manchester Childrens Hospital, The Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity, Claire House, Derian House and Francis House Childrens Hospices.

All referrals are received on our approved form and discussed at our monthly meeting. Our Policy is to aim to support every child with a life limiting health condition and we prioritise applications on life expectation wherever we need to.

Very urgent referrals are fast tracked to ensure we never miss an opprtunity to support a child in need.

Once a decision is made - the child and their family are contacted by one of our Memory Coordinators for an initial discussion and to arrange a home visit or a meeting in a familiar setting, to agree the details of the memory. Wherever possible we encourage childrens and their families to consider any special events that are coming up such as Birthdays, Christenings, Weddings & Day Trips.

Once a date and event has been established with the child and their family - we arrange for a Photographer to be available and the Memory Shoot proceeds. We make our special Mascot Tiggeroo available for photoshoots, who is a great favourite with many children. Sometimes when a child is ill the memory has to be cancelled and re-arranged. We ask in these circumstances that the child's family gives as much notice as possible and then gets in touch with the Memory Coordinator when the Memory can proceed.

Each child receives their Memory within 4 week to 6 weeks, delivered personally by our Memory Coordinator wherever possible.

The Memory Books and DVD's are provided to the child as a gift from the JUMP Charity. Further copies can be obtained at a reasonable charge that provides a small donation to JUMP to help us to continue to deliver our special and unique service.

JUMP is a developing and growing Charity founded on the dedictation and support of volunteers who devote a great deal of spare time to Manage and support the activities of the charity.

 

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