The JAM Fund has been entering teams
into the Cardiff Half Marathon every year since 2005.
Teams have varied in
size, but in 2007 we had our largest ever of 138 runners,
all proudly wearing our team vests. The charity has
never asked for large amounts in sposnsorship and since
2005, the amount we request you attempt to raise has
not changed from £100 which we hope is a manageable
amount. This covers the costs of running vests, production
of sponsorship forms and advertising for the charity
and then leaves a small amount in profit towards the
Below is an amazing example of what the 2007 team achieved,
the provision of a fully equipped wheelchair adapted
minibus costing £28,000 which was donated to Martin
House in Wetherby,Yorkshire.This is a hospice that provides
assistance to children with limited life expectancy
and thanks to the JAM Fund runners we were (very proudly)
able to supply this for them in Jamie's memory.
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3 yr old Perri...
This is 3 yr old Perri
from the Isle of Wight. Last Christmas Day I let 16
balloons go from Jamie's grave ,hoping he would guide
them. One of the balloons (and it's info tag) reached
the outskirts of Bournemouth (75 miles) and was found
by a lady named Sara. The balloon came down about 500
metres from the home and work place of our London marathon
runner Suzy Charman. Sara, who found the balloon is
Suzy's good friend (all very coincidental) so I think
Jamie did have a hand as wind speed/direction all came
Sara knew of Perri and nominated her for our help and
the charity was delighted to spend £1000 on a
"pink Princess" bedroom makeover for little
Perri as she underwent a bone marrow transplant in Bristol.
This is 3 yr old Romeo
Hadley who has sadly lost both legs to a viral
illness which came on very suddenly. The charity recently
donated £1000 to help mum and dad decorate his
new bedroom along with that of his elder sister.
This is 7 yr old Sebastian
Sargent. the JAM Fund have just donated£2000
of the £4000 required to get Sebastian an all
terrain chair. Sebastian suffers from cerebral palsy.
Three years ago Seb's dad Adam, let me use a local running
track to train for the 2012 London Marathon ( in a Mr
Man suit) I raised £2000 for charity, so this
is a kindness repaid.
This is the Rhoose
Parent/Child volunteer homework group, Run
by Catherine Watkins and Maria Thompson. The group supports
approx. 80 children with mixed educational ability with
their school work, assisted by volunteer teachers. The
JAM Fund recently made a donation to keep the group
going for at least another year, and this also allowed
them to purchase additional equipment/books etc.
JAM Fund treasurer (and Jamie's Grandad) Gary
Wilks was pleased to be able to hand over two laptops
to brothers Jack and Lewis Bird from Yorkshire.( April
2011) Seen in the pictures are 15 yr old Jack with his
silver Apple Mac and 9 year old Lewis with his red Dell,
looking pleased with their new gifts. Thank
you to everyone both in Wales and Yorkshire who support
the charity and help us donate gifts like these to very
deserving children throughout the UK.....
to February 2011, the JAM Fund has donated the following
gifts and items. This is due entirely to your support,
so thank you on behalf of the hundreds of children you
have helped so far.
established in March 2005."
donated to LATCH and
the children it supports at the children's cancer unit
in Cardiff Children's Hospital for Wales
to Children with Leukaemia (Great Ormond
£60,000 so far
and running of the JAMIE ADAMSON STATIC
CARAVAN offered free of charge to children
suffering from life threatening illness and their families,
and also bereaved families.
to purchase a wheelchair adapted minibus for Martin
House Childrens Hospice.
(Approx) £200,000 (ongoing)
Given to individual
children for gifts, holidays, medical support and equipment
given to six children's wards at University
Hospital Wales (Cardiff) Paediatric Intensive Care,
High Dependency, Special Baby unit, Cystic Fibrosis
unit, Kidney Unit
and Cardiac Ward. Each Ward chose the equipment
it needed most for the sum and The JAM Fund was pleased
to make a small difference.
blood pressure monitors, nebulisers, heated mattresses,
fibre optic sensory equipment, Television/DVD combinations,
Fridge, hand held electronic toys, books, and electronic
games, INR blood metering machines, specialist weighscales
and low flow oxygen monitors
£4,000 given to the Cardiff
Community nursing team and put towards specialist sensory
equipment for eight children and three special schools
in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan areas.
donated to Leeds Children's hospital for two masimo
monitors" (to help diagnose ailments in children
and babies without invasive surgery)
£6,000 donated towards
the costs of six children travelling to the USA for
DETAILS OF THESE AND OTHER DONATIONS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE
TO MAKE WITH YOUR HELP, PLEASE SEE THE GUESTBOOK COMMENTS
ON OUR HOME PAGE, WHERE CHILDREN, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITAL
WARDS HAVE LEFT MANY MESSAGES OF THANKS.
The JAM FUND board (six trustee members all unpaid volunteers
with no hidden costs or agendas.) We are governed by
the UK charity commission as a registered charity. reg