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Trust Fund for Jacob

Continuing to raise money to help others for A Smile For A Child because we want to help others pay for holistic treatment

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A Smile For A Child

We enrich the life of a disabled child to help disabled children enjoy sport

Charity Registration No. 1123357

Story

As you can see below we have had some amazing support from some amazing people over the last 7 years! YES its been 7 years! where has the time gone! .. and I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU ALL for all you continuing support. I honestly don't know where we would be without you all ... so THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Jake is doing really well, thanks to you all! and now I'm looking to fund raise to help families pay for holistic treatments.

As most of you are aware .. that's how we have been tackling this disease ... unfortunately there is no support for the holistic treatments we do ... and some families are in need of this... so by you donating to Jakes page we can hopefully  help families follow the holistic path!

The monies that have been raised to date have helped and paid for Jake in so many ways to have ...  pioneering stem cell treatments/physio ... to the continuing holistic treatments ... getting the electric wheelchair ... to taking him to USA for the holistic dolphin therapy etc ... now its time we did the same for others!

With my great team of holistic practioners we want to help others, and not necessarily with Jakes condition as holistic treatment can help EVERYONE!

Ive kept the fundraising to date list as it just shows you how much money over the years has been raised and how we have spent it, and on what.... and now I want to build the pot up again, and give back what we have been so lucky to have.

So watch this space ... and lets give some other families some help!!!!!!!

For more info please visit Jakes website www.smile4jacob.co.uk

Thank you

Much Love April (Jakes mum)


Well we achieved the run and managed to raise £4117.06!!!! FANTASTIC! would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the runners that did the run and also the people that sponsored us! so know fingers crossed the charity that helps with finances will also help us in getting the wheelchair for Jacob.

THE SOUTH GREAT RUN!!!

Well its been a while since we have done another charity event, read below an update on how Jake is doing .. or visit his website www.smile4jacob.co.uk. With the last load of charity events we did we managed to raise enough money to get Jacob the 2 stem cell treatments he needed and 3 lots of Stem cell physio, £30,000 was raised then and we thank all of you that helped us achieve that! (as you can see as kept the page as a running total)

BUT now Jacob needs a new wheelchair ..... that costs £26,000! it is a wheelchair that will enable Jacob to be more independant as he is know 12 going on 13!! time flies!

It is a chair that is electric and also goes to standing position etc ... BUT these things arnt cheap! so some of us are doing the run to raise money so we can Jacob this chair!

The run is on Sunday 28th OCT in Portsmouth .... good luck to all the runners! and thanks so much in advance to the sponsors!

 

(see bottom for breakdown of offline donations)

****STOP PRESS****

Thanks to Katrina Earley School of Dancing for the money they raised at their recent show - Scheherazade - we hear it was brilliant!

 

Also - The EVENING OF DANCING & ENTERTAINMENT at the Wessex was A MASSIVE SUCCESS!!!!

EVERYONE HAD A GREAT NIGHT AND WE RAISED LOTS OF MONEY TOWARDS TREATMENT!! THE GRAND TOTAL HAS NOW BEEN CALCULATED AND WAS £4900.00 (AFTER HOTEL COSTS). BRILLIANT!!!!!

Thanks for Everyone who came or donated xxxx

Contact vivgalpin@aol.com for more information - Thanks xx

****STOP PRESS****

Jacob Whitehouse from Bournemouth, was diagnosed in OCT 2009 with a debilitating rare brain condition called Adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. The family were told that Jacob had approx 2 years to live! Within a year of this illness it changed his life and that of his family.

 

We have been raising funds towards groundbreaking stem cell treatment in Germany and intense physiotherapy sessions - Jacob has know had two stem cell treatment and three intense courses of physio, on top of that the family have researched this disease inside and out and Jacob is on a low fat diet/special supplements/holistic treatments etc and the family are always looking at ways and means to stop this disease from spreading. Jacob last Oct 2011 had another MRI and the MRI showed that the disease HASNT SPREAD! which is unheard of! They believe it is a result of the stem cell treatment/physio and all the supplements/diet etc they have been doing. Jacob know has his own website www.smile4jacob.co.uk which documents all what is happening and how Jacob is progressing etc, explaining all the treatments etc he has, in the hope that this disease stays at bay, and also by doing the website helping other families in the same situation, being faced by a Doctor to be told your son has 2 years to live! is the worst news for any parent to face and unfortuntaely the NHS cant do anything so through trying to help Jacob they hope to also help other families. But all treatments etc are funded by the family, it is all done off the families own back, so every bit that goes on Just Giving helps with that.

 

The family hope that by continuing the treatments etc they are doing that Jacob can have the best quality of life as possible and continue to improve. Jacob know attends Victoria school, a special and amazing school dealing with all kinds of disabilities etc and he is doing very well there. When Jacob was first diagnosed he went down hill very fast, from running around 9 year old boy, to wheelchair bound, not able to speak, eat,swallow,move and walk. NOW Jacob although still in a wheelchair has all the mouth functions back, although his speech is still slurred he can still talk slowly, eat,drink etc ... and Victoria school have been teaching Jake to walk again ... please see the pics updated, so Jake goes from strength to strength, and without all of your help this wouldnt be the case. We thank you ALL from the bottom of our hearts.

 

 

 

All donations made on this page to the charity, A Smile for a Child, go directly into Jacob's Trust Fund.

 

Through different fundraising events we hope to get Jacob the treatment he needs!

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

 

Best Wishes from Jacob's Family and the Stourfield Mums.

 

xxxx

LIST OF FUNDRAISING!

£68.00 FLUFFY HEART APPEAL // £100.00 DONATION FROM BEV // £216.00 BRITISH LEGION RAFFLE // £7.00 FROM CHILD'S MONEYBOX! // £240.00 SCHOOL CAKE SALE // £50.00 POPCORN SALE // £115.00 AMANDA QUIZ NIGHT // £30.00 LITTLEDOWN CHQ // £145.00 ROTARY CLUB // £21.00 JAY'S BAY RUN MONEY // £700.00 APRIL'S LONDON FAMILY // £100.00 BEARS HIDEAWAY // £1739.00 SCHOOL FUN NIGHT - INCLUDING LOTS OF DONATIONS!! // £74.00 WESTBOURNE ROTARY // £100.00 NICOLE // £195.00 AMANDA QUIZ NIGHT // £1050.00 STOURFIELD INFANTS ART SALE // £200.00 S.F.I POPCORN SALE - //£160.00 AMANDA QUICK NIGHT // £140.00 SAMS MARATHON JOG FOR JACOB // £80.00 80's AEROBICS CLASS // £1350.00 SCHOOL FUN NIGHT // £200.00 ZOES MARATHON JOG FOR JACOB // £70.00 AMANDA QUIZ NIGHT // £5000.00 DONATION // £4117.95 JOG FOR JACOB // £370 AMANDA QUIZ NIGHT // £300.00 FULL HOUSE MAG // £100.00 2 CONNECT 2 // £1250.00 BARCLAYS BANK // £1065.00 STOURFIELD SCHOOL BONFIRE NIGHT AND CAROL SINGING AT TESCOS! // £250.00 HSBC PRICE MATCH // £340.00 KATRINA EARLEY -  BERNIC £1000, STOURFIELD JUNIOR £167.06, MARTIN AND FAMILY AT VICTORIA SCHOOL £300, £100 PETER AT FROSTECNIC, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!

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  • Jacob in a beach wheelchair 2012
  • Jacob and his brother Sam +9

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