Balloon release 2016
Day 2016, Jamie would have been 18 years old, so Jamie's Dad,
Brother and Stepmum went to his graveside and released 18 red
balloons. On each balloon was a tag asking that if anyone found
a balloon they would contact Jamie's Dad and nominate a child
that the JAM Fund could assist. In total, 16 children have now
received gifts on that basis.
20 year old Sam Smith from Bledlow Ridge
Buckinghamshire and Lisa Baldwin from Abingdon Oxfordshire were
just some of the people kind enough to respond to finding one
of Jamie's Christmas Balloons.
from Northampton, with her new chair and books
Sam from Aberdare
with his £250 game voucher
William who is
in hospital in Oxfordshire with some of his new equipment.
total 16 children received gifts of up to £250
each from the release of 18 red balloons
from Jamie's grave on Christmas Day 2016
Christmas Day 2015, Jamie would
have been 17 years old. I am releasing 17 red balloons from
Jamie's graveside on Christmas morning, with the hope that (as
last year) some of them may be found. IF YOU FIND ONE
OF JAMIE'S BALLOONS PLEASE CONTACT ME by e-mail email@example.com.
If you know of a child who is suffering from a serious illness
or condition, Jamie's memorial charity (JAMFUND) will try and
help the child that you nominate. The balloons were released
from Barry cemetery (South Wales.)
Last year some balloons were found in Somerset at Christmas
time and the Bournemouth area in March. Please help us to help
a child with your simple nomination. Hopefully, Jamie has guided
this balloon to you. you can also text me if you wish (07735
Paul Adamson, (Charity Chairman and Jamie's Dad)
Each year on Christmas Day (Jamie's birthday) since Jamie's
passing in 2004, Jamie's parents released one red balloon for
each year that he would have been alive, to celebrate his short
life rather than mourn his loss. Since their separation in 2012
and subsequent divorce, Jamie's Dad now continues the tradition.
In 2014, the idea was adapted somewhat, with a message attached
to each balloon asking that if it was found, the finder e-mailed
the charity. One balloon was discovered by a lady named Tina
James on Boxing Day in the village of Havyatt near Glastonbury,
the balloon having travelled 32 miles across the Bristol Channel.
On March 17th, Paul received a second e-mail from a lady named
Nicola Price. Nicola lives in Wimborne, Dorset and she discovered
the balloon whilst working in her back garden at home. This
balloon had travelled 69 miles in total!
Paul is now working with the local press agencies in both areas
to hopefully assist a child in their communities.
Below is a clipping from the
Central Somerset Gazzette Newspaper...