JUMP is a North West Registered Children’s Charity that supports children with life threatening health conditions to capture special memories with their loved ones. The charity provides a professional photography service to deliver photographs and film in a range of formats.
Memory Photo Books and DVD's are an everlasting gift. They can provide positive support and encouragement to children who are ill and are a lasting tribute to each individual child that can be cherished by their brothers and sisters and other loved ones.
The support JUMP offer children who are challenged by ill health is not available from any other organisation; it is unique and invaluable for the children they work with. The JUMP vision is to make the memory package service accessible to enhance the life of every child with life threatening health conditions
The memories they capture provide positive images to uplift a child when they may be suffering as a result of their illness and always bring a smile when presented.
The JUMP team are highly experienced in working with children with life threatening health conditions and supporting them to capture special memories. Every child and family is treated with real care and respect and the team pay huge attention to ensure that each child's memory day is tailored to them and creates an environment where the child is made to feel incredibly special.
The JUMP team ensure that they work closely with other professional people and families to ensure that whilst capturing memories the children have a wonderful experience.
JUMP Childrens Charity was inspired by Jacob Hawthorn. Jacob was born as a Millenium baby in June 2000 and was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy in January 2001. His illness had no cure and his family had to face major challenges to come to terms with the impact that the illness would have on Jacobs life span and his abilities to develop and enjoy all the things that other children would.
Jacob's family worked hard to ensure that he was able to enjoy lots of activities and spent a great deal of time taking many photographs and video footage of his day to day activities and adventures, which he loved to look at. Jacob passed away on February 13th 2004 following a special trip to Disneyland Paris to meet all his favourite characters.His photographs and short films have become a lasting tribute to him and recognise his achievements in his short life span, that make his loved ones very proud and smile when they remember him.
This memory of Jacob sums up why the team at JUMP do everything they do for children with life threatening health conditions and will continue to develop the charity to provide ever lasting memories like this for children and their families.[video:http://youtu.be/HJ3e7uanKIY]