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Concept CCTV donate security system
to JAM-Fund free of charge

Pictured are Lewis and Jordan with Ellis Smith of Concept CCTV

After a recent burglary in which equipment belonging to the charity was stolen, local security firm CONCEPT CCTV were amazing in their response. The company donated and installed an infra red camera system and security lighting system to help protect the charity’s accesses.

The JAM Fund would like to say a huge thank you to Steve and Ellis Smith and their staff for their very generous donation!

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Ellie May receives her new

pink princess bicycle


Five year old Ellie May from Barry receiving her pink princess bicycle from Daniel Ladner. Dan raised the funds for the bicycle by running in the Cardiff Half Marathon for the JAM Fund in 2017. Our thanks to Dan who has been able to see directly how his fundraising has helped. Ellie May has brave fought a tumour and endured chemotherapy and the JAMFund was delighted to offer her the bicycle.

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P pod chair for Ivona

12 year old Ivona Nedelcheva from Barry in her new p pod chair which cost in excess of £1000 and is custom fitted. Ivona suffers from a rare condition known as Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. Ivona’s Mum thanked the charity, explaining that Ivona had been forced to sit in a pushchair or stay in bed but the new chair allows her to spend more time with her family in comfort.

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Jam-Fund in the Glamorgan Gem

Recent coverage in the Glamorgan Gem newspaper detailed donations to the following children:-

Sebastian from Barry received a £2000 donation towards an “Eye Gaze” machine which will cost £8500! The new and very clever machine captures Sebastian’s eye movements and translates these to letters and phonics on a screen which will allow Sebastian to communicate with Mum and Dad Ina much easier way.
Lacey-Mae from Barry who has also recently bravely fought cancer received a cheque for £1000 towards Christmas gifts for her and her brothers too!
Ollie Meredith from Barry received a new p pod chair and the JAM Fund was pleased to donate £750 ( half of the cost) towards this.
Also receiving funding of £500 was the Rhoose parentbpupil volunteer group, a charity that was established by Cath Watkins and Maria Thompson. The group has received past funding which enabled them to grow their support from initially just five children to now over two hundred. The ladies and the group offer academic support to children of a wide range of abilities in a non pressured environment and now also offer courses for adults too. It is an honour to remain associated with the group.

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       Jamie's Plaque Presentation

Presenting plaque to Bob Sandal of Woodcraft Folk Kingswinford on
the occasion of their new meeting hut being built which was partly financed
by the JAM Fund.

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£6,000 garden makeover to help Tilly

The JAM Fund was very please to be able to create a new user friendly garden for Tilly from Barry, South Wales. A 53 square metre area of soft rubberised surfacing was supplied by RTC Safety Surfaces of Burnley to enable Tilly who is affected by cerebral Palsy to play outside with younger sister Maisie and her friends.( Enjoy Tilly!)

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Barry cycling team conquer the mountains

Darren, Dave, Dave and Stuart

Three of Paul's work colleagues took on the Cambrian Mountain challenge over several exhausting days to help raise more funds for the JAM Fund and raised well over £2000!!! thanks to the boys for your monumental efforts!

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Damien, Dave & Mitch ride
for the Jam-Fund

Each year Mitch does a ride to raise money for his old old shipmate Paul.
This years was the Maid Marion 75miler around Nottinghamshire

The team consisted of (left to right) Damien Numan, Dave Hatton, and Mitch Fenton.
Collectively we've raised about £400 so far, with donations,
cheques and cash still coming in.

Last year Mitch did a Norfolk challenge of 66 miles, taking in 6 of the biggest
hills in the county (two laps so 12 hills), which was about £300.
The JamFund offered to help my cousin out a few years ago after her son
Jake became very poorly.

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Paul was a shipmate of this bunch of motley individuals and met up with them at
recent reunion in Plymouth where the boys had a collection for the JAM Fund.
The money (£310) was donated to a
nine year old boy who is affected by autism

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Mrs Mya Marsh receiving a cheque (and cash)
for the sum of £645.

The money was donated by the crew of the Northern Explorer oil rig
(where Mrs Marsh's husband worked (£300)
and the original crew of HMS Cornwall (£310)

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Jamfund and the sailors of H.M.S. Cornwall
support Children's Hospice South West

At a recent reunion of the sailors of H.M.S. Cornwall in Falmouth, a collection was taken and £500 raised, the Jamfund matched this to increase the donation to £1,000. This amount was donated to "Children's Hospice South West" who support children with life limiting illnesses. Jamfund chairman, Paul Adamson (and ex crew member of H.M.S. Cornwall) would like to thank his ex crew mates for their support for the hospice and the children and families it supports (and also for the very sore head he had all weekend!) He would also like to thank the lads for a great time meeting up after 25years, with several of the boys flying vast distances to be there! (Paul pictured behind the cheque with his crewmates!)

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£500 donation from Erika Fitzgibbon
and "Women running Penarth" running club

The Jamfund charity was recently supported by Mrs Erika Fitzgibbon and the Women Running Penarth running club, Erika made a £500 donation in support of the work the charity does and the cheque was presented to charity chairman, Paul Adamson. (our thanks to Erika and the ladies for their continued support which was gratefully received!

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J.A.M. Fund charity invited to the
House of Lords

The J.A.M. Fund charity was very proud to be invited to attend a reception recognising the advances in treatment and consequent improvement to childhood cancer survival rates in the last 25 years. The event took place at the House of Lords, London, in June 2013. Hosted by Baroness Thornton, former Health Minister, the reception recognised the work of Children with Cancer UK a charity that has raised over £150m towards childhood cancer research and employs scientists to try to achieve improvements in survival rates of children with cancer. In turn, the charity which has had links with the J.A.M Fund for a number of years, wanted to recognise the JAM Fund for its own contribution and support

Paul and Denise represent the JAM Fund charity.

J.A.M. Fund chairman, Paul Adamson and his partner Denise were pleased to attend the event and met Baroness Floella Benjamin (who some readers may remember form Playschool and Play Away days!)

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Barry Olympic Boxer
presents signed team shirt

Andrew Selby (Barry based Olympic boxer) presented JAM Fund chairman, Paul Adamson, with a London 2012 Olympic Boxing shirt signed by the British boxing squad members. The shirt will be auctioned along with other signed sporting memorabilia to raise funds for the charity.

The JAM Fund would like to thank Andrew, his brother and fellow boxer Lee, and the British Boxing squad for their kind support,

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Iestyn becomes our youngest ever runner!

Four year old Iestyn Hopkins (and family) recently competed in the Cardiff 2k and 10k runs in support of the JAM Fund. Iestyn became our youngest ever runner when accompanied by Jen and Anwen, he completed the 2k course wearing a JAM Fund vest! AND raised sponsorship for us too!

"Thanks Iestyn!" you're a star !!!!!!

Thanks also to Jen and Anwen for their kind support!

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Rawdon Golf & Lawn Tennis Club help JAMFUND;
Three Peaks Challenge 2011

Rawdon Golf Club clubhouse
who's members have made a terrific difference in their support of our charity...
many thanks to all involved.

On Saturday 18th June 20 members and friends of Rawdon Golf & Lawn Tennis Clubachieved their challenge in walking the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire, playing tennis on the top of each summit!

Members. Matt,Georgina & Henry Martindale,Simon,Sally,Matt & Rob Bickerton, Dick,Kath,Jack,Sophie & Josie Baker,Anne & Wayne Parker,Jonathan Sowden, Laura Morris,Rosie Connell,Richard Taylor and friends, Chris Berry and Neil, all braved the elements to accomplish their mission in 12 hours.

According to the time logger in the Pen-y-ghent cafe, this has never been attempted before and it is claimed that the highest lob ever hit was recorded at around 750m above sea level on the top of Whernside by Simon Bickerton!

The experience was very demanding for us all, but hugely enjoyable and exhilarating. Please see some of the photos here.

Our donation site at Virginmoneygiving will remain open for the next 3 months if you wish to donate to this event (see link below) and up to press we have raised just under £1000 which is absolutely tremendous. Our sincere appreciation goes to all those generous people who have sponsored us so far.

The JAM Fund would also like to thank the Golf section of the club, Golf Captain Barry Richardson, Lady Captain June Smethills and Rabbits Captain Simon Blackburn for their Joint Captain's charity support which has raised the wonderful sum of 839.19p

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"Porthkerry Plod success for JAM Fund"

Mike James doing well at the finish!

Pictures courtesy of Jenna Thomas

The annual race known as the Porthkerry Plod took place in Barry om May 8th. The run which is hosted by the Penarth and Dinas Running Club, is a 5 mile multi terrain event. Pictured are JAM Fund chairman Paul Adamson (on the left) finishing behind regular JAM Fund runner Mike James (as usual!) The Penarth and Dinas Club have kindly adopted The JAM Fund and MIND as their two charities to support for 2011 and entry fees for the race are to be split between the two charities. The next event hosted by the Club is to be the Cosmeston Relays, which will take place later this year. For details of this please visit the Penarth and Dinas website

Our thanks to the club for their kind support.

Pictures Courtesy of Joseph Coyle.

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Yorkshire fundraisers raise £2,000 for JAM Fund

Two charity boxing events held in Yorkshire have raised £2,000 for the charity as well as thousands more for other charities. Leeds based boxing promoter Mr Gary Atkin, a family friend who knew Jamie personally, organised the very successful events to help several charitable organisations.

In September 2009,Gary brought none other than Sugar Ray Leonard to the Queen's Hotel in Leeds and in March 2010 Mike Tyson visited Leeds United's Elland Road ground.

Both of these events proved highly successful and were covered by the Yorkshire press and television news.

A huge thank you to Gary Atkin and all those involved in these high profile events which proved wonderfully successful and helped the JAM Fund and other charities.


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The JAM Fund was delighted to hand the keys to a brand new wheelchair adapted Renault Master minibus to Martin House children's hospice in October 2008. The minibus keys were handed to Martin House representative Stuart Andrew, by Leeds Rhinos Rugby League team coach Brian Mclellan. The funds for the minibus were raised by the 2007 JAM Fund Cardiff half marathon team along with the people of Yorkshire (where Martin House is situated) who have collectively raised thousands of pounds for our charity.

Paul Adamson, JAM Fund chairman would like to thank everybody concerned with this wonderful achievement and to Mike Jones of Wigan car sales for arranging the delivery of the vehicle to Martin House. The mainstay of support for the charity are the South Wales and Yorkshire areas where Jamie's family and friends are based. The minibus has been donated to the Hospice as a thank you to the people of Yorkshire for their continuing and much valued support as the charity also runs the Jamie Adamson Static caravan holiday home which is situated in South Wales but used by poorly children from all over the UK free of charge for respite holidays.

The charity would also like to Thank Brian for taking time out from his busy schedule with the Rhinos to hand over the minibus and for kindly donating a signed training top for auction.

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"On behalf of the JAM Fund and of my family, I would personally like to thank all JAM Fund team members for their hard work and for representing us in Cardiff . The team looked great and we were very proud of every one of you. I hope you all enjoyed being part of the team and feel that you can do it again next year. The JAM Fund would like to make this event an annual fundraiser and we would ask each of you to spread the word and try to get even more runners into next year's race.

On the subject of sponsorship monies, could we ask that if possible you retain this until you have all your funds gathered in.Then if you would, either send a single cheque (made payable to "The Jamie Adamson Memorial Fund") to

Paul Adamson, c/o
JAM fund charity, 69 Woodham Park, Barry CF62 8FJ

GIFT AID!!!! PLEASE!!! Try to use the JAM Fund sponsorship forms! ALL columns need to be filled in .This will allow us to claim an additional 25p for every pound your sponsors donate!! We cannot reclaim this unless you use the forms and also forward the completed forms to us .If you have sponsors who want to donate on line, you can do so via the secure paypal site (please see the "Target and donation" page on the JAM Fund website.

some pics of this years event below - click on thumbnail to enlarge


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"1940s revisited JAM Fund style"

In July 2006 The Jam Fund held a 1940s themed Summer vening Ball. This was held at Barry Memorial Hall and was attended by the Royal Navy,RAF and Welsh Guards. Over 200 people attended the event, entertainment was provided by the Swansea based big band "Swingshift" who played Glenn Millar and blues music and by the "Hoppin Mad" Jive and swing dancers, who were amazing and also gave demonstrations and info on how the style of dancing in the 1940s had evolved. The Welsh museum also provided props from the era and there were even 1940s newspapers and "black market chocolate" on the tables!

Thanks to everyone who attended to show their support!

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Barry Ladies circle representatives who donated a cheque for £1,408 to the
Jam Fund after a year long sustained fundraising effort.This was achieved by
the S. E. Wales combined ladies circle (area 26)

and our thanks go to them for their generous support

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Paul Hartery from Barry (pictured above) ran in this year's London marathon for the JAM Fund (time was 4 and a half hrs) Paul has already been a team member for the first JAM Fund Cardiff half marathon and is also enrolled for this year's Cardiff event.

Mike James - another dedicated runner who supports us on a reguar basis who ran in the recent Bath half marathon for the Jam Fund team and managed a time of 1hr.33mins.


So far there are about 130 people who have joined the JAM-FUND team for the Cardiff half marathon, and we are on the lookout for more if possible.
For details Please contact Paul Adamson Tel: 01446 411 646

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We were recently awarded a cheque for £1000 from
Dow Corning (Barry) Ltd (for the second year in a row)

Martyn Bates, Dow Corning safety dept. presenting Paul with £1,000 cheque

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