Previous Events

Children from the Cardiff cancer unit receive Christmas gifts from Santa

10 children recently received early Christmas presents as a result of the 2019 JAM Fund Cardiff half marathon team. Each child received £250 worth of gifts which were on their list to Santa. The man himself made an early appearance to deliver them in person and the children were amazed as he knew not only about them, but what they'd wished for and even all about their brothers and sisters too! The JAM Fund would like to thank the team members and supporters, all the generous sponsors. Tony Caley-Burnell at the Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay for making the venue magical, Hilary, Amy and the catering team for the buffet and party treats, Bob Armstrong of Dr Bob's Balloons in Barry who provided entertainment and magic and of course Santa Claus himself!! As well as these children, six more from around the UK will also receive gifts and the staff of Rainbow ward (at the children's cancer unit at University Hospital Wales) will also receive overdue recognition for their dedication and care of the children. JAM Fund chairperson, Paul Adamson would like to thank all concerned in making this possible and his family for their help and support.

“Mitch’s Peaky Blinders” party helps raise funds!

A huge thank you to Mitch Fenton, his family and friends who have helped raise over £500 to help the jamfund !!! ( and a great day it was too!)

JAM Fund recognised by Prime Minister and Welsh Minister at 10 Downing Street

On March 1st 2018 Paul and Denise Adamson were invited to represent the
charity at a function inside 10 Downing Street held by the Welsh Minister
Alun Cairns MP. The event was held on St David’s Day to recognise people
and groups within Welsh society who were making a positive difference
within their respective communities. Mr Cairns stated that the work of the
JAM Fund was notable in offering assistance to children throughout Wales
and the UK.

Denise and Paul were proud to represent the charity in memory of Jamie and what his legacy has achieved.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

£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!)

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!

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.


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

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)

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!)

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

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,

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.


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.


"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

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.

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

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!