About us

Our Inspiration & Ambition

JUMP is a registered Children's Charity that supports children with terminal and life limiting illnesses across the North West of England and in the Clwyd county of Wales. JUMP was inspired by Jacob Hawthorn, born in June 2000, Jacob was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. With no cure for his illness, his family were determined to ensure they'd capture their remaining time together. Jacob passed away in February 2004, and the photographs and video that his family captured of their time with Jacob have become an everlasting tribute. 

JUMP was established and registered in 2004. Our ambition was and continues to be, to support children with life threatening health conditions, enabling them to make unique memories with their loved ones and have them captured in photo or film. A memory provided by JUMP provides positive support during challenging times and serves to be a lasting memory for all members of the family to cherish.


JUMP's trusty Mascot, 'Tiggeroo' came from Jacob's love of Disney, mainly for Tigger and Roo from Winnie The Pooh. Only a child would have the imagination to bring such a character to life, so we ran a competition at Jabob's old nursery school in Warrington to design Tiggeroo. The winning design was created by Isaac Latimer, we are sure you'll agree it's fab! 

Tiggeroo play's an important role in JUMP, attending many events and assisting in the delivery of memories to ensure each child we support has a day to remember.

Tiggeroo Jump Children's Charity Mascot