Registered Charity Number: SCO45586
01506 412302 info@teamjak.co.uk

Providing practical, social and emotional support to

children and young people with cancer and

related illnesses, their families, friends and those bereaved.

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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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
05/11/2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Livingston Girls Afternoon out
Livingston Girls Afternoon Out, Livingston
24/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Jak's Ball 2018
Jak’s Ball 2018, Edinburgh

 

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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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