Who We Are
We are a registered children's charity supporting children with life limiting health conditions in the North West of England and North 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.
Jacob and his Mummy, Christie, JUMP's Co-founder
When Jacob died, his Mummy Christie and 'Little Nanna' Christine made it their mission to create a legacy for Jacob. They wanted to create a charity that could capture everlasting memories for families who sadly found themselves in similar situations.
Jacob and his Little Nanna, Christine, JUMP's Co-founder
The inspiration behind our name:
JUMP 'Jacob's Unique Memory Pot', came from Jacob's favourite song 'Jump' by Girl's Aloud.
His Little Nanna sat looking at the letters after he passed away and formed them into Jacob's Unique Memory Pot. She originally wrote Jacobs Ultimate Memory Pot but as people came together to form the charity, the word Unique seemed more fitting to represent the range of memories JUMP create for each of the children and their families.
Christine's note with her initial ideas for JUMP
Meet our Mascot
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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 plays 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.