Registered Charity Number: SCO45586

Jak's Den

A haven for children and families to come and chill, let off steam, have fun with others in the same position, or receive counselling, music therapy, attend a support group or receive any other type of emotional, social or practical support required.

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Fundraising

Join our team of amazing fundraisers who help us provide these much needed services to our young people and their families. Without funding and fundraising we couldn’t survive- and that would mean more isolation and loneliness for many families facing the diagnosis or loss of their child through cancer.

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Our Vision and Aims

Team Jak -where no child, young person or their family should face cancer, related illness or bereavement alone and will get the support they need during their journey and beyond.

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    28 Jun 2017
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    Next challenge for you all:)  It's nearly July which means you have two months before the old £1 coins become obsolete. Why not have a look in all your hiding places...
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    With the beautiful setting of the Stables at Prestonfield House Hotel what better theme to choose this year than the Circus. Hosted by the wonderful and witty Arlene Stuart from Forth...
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    Sunday 10th September 3-30-5-30pm This will be a very special afternoon to celebrate Jaks 18th!  Guaranteed to have lots of fun, games and surprises and all for £10 pp which gives...
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    06 Jun 2017
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    To book email pauline@teamjak.co.uk We have extended our offer for a little longer to purchase your tickets at £35 pp for 2 Course meal, glass of prosecco and Fashion Show. 

About Team Jak

Team Jak SC045586 (SCIO) was set up at the request of inspirational teenager Jak Trueman following his own journey with childhood cancer.

Inspired by Jak’s dreams we aim to:

  • Give hope to all warriors (those diagnosed with cancer) and friends by providing excellent service at all levels which promotes the wellbeing of our children and young people age 0-25 and their families
  • Provide understanding and comfort to those newly diagnosed and going through treatment
  • Create moments and adventures to shine through the darkness
  • Give opportunities within Jak’s Den- an inspirational haven with high quality resources where young people can escape to and have fun in
  • Provide emotional social and practical support within Jak’s Den through counselling, play therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, alternative therapies, befriending, support groups and drop-in sessions using qualified and experienced staff
  • Support siblings at all times as requested and required
  • Provide outreach services to those who can’t access Jak’s Den
  • Give practical support to children and families in hospital by supplying snacks and drinks to the hospitals and goodie bags for newly diagnosed children and their siblings
  • Provide counselling and support and hold special memory days and group sessions for angel families (families of children who have sadly died) with bespoke support for siblings
  • Educate and empower schools and communities in how they can support friends and peers with cancer or those bereaved
  • Work closely with hospitals and other support services and charities to ensure we are providing a high quality service to our families
  • Continue to raise awareness for the need for blood, platelet and bone marrow donors and research for blood and all childhood cancers

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
19/08/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ladies Lunch & Fashion Show
Malmaison Hotel Aberdeen, Aberdeen
17/09/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jak’s 18th Birthday Bowlathon
Deer Park Golf & Country Club, Livingston

 

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We need your help

Jak's Den is estimated to cost £3.3million so we need your help to make this happen. Please see Fundraising and Events to see how you can help

Visit our fundraising page and find out how you can help Team Jak reach our goals.

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