'Our aims are to support people who are struggling with life, particularly when this is due to homelessness, a premature bereavement or the challenges of adolescence'
We have updated our aims to include the support of those struggling with the challenges of adolescence.
We have made a donation to 'Still Loved' to help in the promotion of this film about families surviving baby loss. It was released into cinemas in October.
Alice's Escapes is based in the southern Lake District and provides holidays for seriously ill children and their families. We have given them £5,000 towards another cabin to provide holidays for bereaved families too. Here it is just arrived.
For 2015 we supported Joshua Orphan and Communtiy Care and their valuable work helping vulnerable children and their families in Malawi, and we have renewed our support for 2016.
On the 2nd March this year it was 9 years since we last saw our beautiful and much loved Jessica. And on the 12th of April it was her 23rd birthday.
The JMT owns and manages Jessica's Heart, a former pub in Deptford called The Osborne Arms.
We have a tree in Greenwich Park dedicated to Jessica's memory.
Ashdon Jazz Academy
The JMT is now supporting the Ashdon Jazz Academy. This is a new charity set up by a bereaved mum in memory of her daughter who ended her own life, aged 14.
Many teenagers are struggling with depression, low self-esteem, negative body images, self-harming, eating disorders, bullying, the pressure of premature sexualisation, gang sexual exploitation and other emotional difficulties
The Ashdon Jazz Academy aims to provide these female teenagers with a dedicated trained female mentor.
We have made another donation to the 'Good Grief' Project.
Jane and Jimmy Edmonds are making a documentary film about the grief of bereaved parents and the continuing bonds they have with their dead child. Having filmed in the USA and Mexico they are in the thick of the editing process. Jimmy says "Its not just about Life and Death but how to Live with Death - and to live well!"