We are inviting individuals, groups, schools and companies to “Jump for Jigsaw” in June 2018 to raise essential funds for bereaved children
Throughout the month of June, Surrey and Sussex based charity Jigsaw (South East) is hoping to inspire a community-wide ‘jumpathon’ in order to raise funds to support bereaved children and young people as well as those who are facing the loss of a loved one through serious illness.
The charity is inviting anyone – schools, groups, companies, clubs and families – to “Jump for Jigsaw” in June 2018 and is leaving the method entirely down to participants. Options could include jumping with a skipping rope, a timed star jump competition, trampolining, a jumping obstacle course, sack racing, a trampette in the office or at your school, a skydive or simply skipping for a few moments – the more unusual, the better!
Sophie Bewley, Jigsaw (South East)’s Fundraising Coordinator said:
“We are really excited to have five schools and two other organisations already signed up to Jump for Jigsaw in June. And there is still plenty of time for more to join them in what we hope will become our biggest community fundraising campaign yet. All funds raised will help us to support bereaved families as well as those facing the loss of a loved one through serious illness.”
“We know that an estimated 3,660 children and young people living in Surrey and 2,830 in West Sussex (aged 5-16) have been bereaved of a parent or sibling at some point in their childhood and many of our referrals come from local schools. As a small, independent charity, we rely on local fundraising efforts to enable us to continue to deliver the vital services we provide to children and their families.”
How to get involved in five easy steps
To register your ‘Jump for Jigsaw’ event
Contact 01342 313895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based at East Court Mansion in East Grinstead since 2006, the charity offers support to children and young people who have a family member with a serious, life-limiting condition. It also provides grief support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant family member through illness, accident, suicide or murder (through groups in Reigate and Guildford and East Grinstead).