Be A Good Egg!

Updated: Apr 13

We can finally announce our latest partnership, a cause close to our heart and a campaign we are proud and excited to launch, as we’ll be supporting our parks local children’s hospices in 2022.

Here at Rebound, we will be supporting Helen & Douglas Children's Hospice. Jump Inc Sheffield and Rotherham are supporting Bluebell wood, Jump Inc Leeds are supporting Martins House children’s hospice, Lincoln are supporting Rainbows children’s hospice, Beverley is fundraising for Andy’s hospice within St Andrews Hospital. Emma Towse Bertram Head of Marketing at Jump Inc & Rebound Revolution said: “Children’s hospices provide lifelines to families at a time of unimaginable pain. The support they give is vital. Jump Inc is an evolving business in the family entertainment sector and children are our primary customer base. We see the joy on their little faces bouncing, running, and climbing around at our parks on a daily basis. This is a family afternoon out, this is the fun and laughter all families should experience, but that is far from the case. With this campaign, we hope to help increase awareness and encourage our customers to join us in supporting all of the wonderful charities taking care of our local families in their darkest hour.” Children supported by all the above Children’s Hospice are set to benefit from spring-loaded fun at Jump Inc & Rebound this Easter as our indoor trampoline and inflatable parks pledge our support. Over the Easter holidays, all Rebound & Jump Inc parks will be collecting donations for the charities as part of our ‘Be a Good Egg’ campaign. Everyone who books to visit the indoor trampoline, inflatable and ninja parks over the holidays will be asked if they wish to donate 50p – and we’ll match every donation made. There will also be plenty of collections buckets at the venues as well as the chance to learn more about each and every charity’s inspirational work. Shannon Gossage, Regional Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “As a charity, we need to raise over £5m each year to help local children and families make the most of every moment they have together, so we’re incredibly grateful to Rebound & Jump Inc for their support. “If you’re taking the little ones to let off some steam over the holidays, please do remember that every 50p you donate to Bluebell Wood will be doubled by our friends at Jump Inc & Rebound.

“By being a ‘Good Egg’ this Easter you’ll be helping us put huge smiles on the faces of the children and families who visit us all year round.”

HELEN AND DOUGLAS The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare, but nobody ever thinks it will happen to them. Hearing the unimaginable news that your child is terminally ill, it can feel as though your whole world is falling apart. As Martha’s Dad Ed found out, you never know what’s around the corner or how you would cope if the worst happened to you. “One day unexpectedly you might get knocked over by a wave and you won’t see it coming and when you do you will be so grateful that there is a place like Helen & Douglas House.” Ed, Martha’s dad. A home from home when you need it most. Helen & Douglas House helps local families cope with the challenges of looking after a terminally ill baby or child who will die prematurely. Helen & Douglas House is a home from home for local terminally ill children and their families. They provide round-the-clock care in a warm, loving environment. They’re a comforting cocoon filled with laughter, a peaceful place where families can create happy memories in their last days, weeks, months or years together. Making the most of the time they have left together. It is a special place that feels like home from home, where families can make the most of their time together and create happy memories during their children’s short lives. When a child dies, we are there to support the whole family at this tragic time. Based in Oxford but supporting families from surrounding counties and as far as London, they care for terminally ill children at the hospice and through an outreach service. At Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice, they care for babies and children up to the age of 18. Parents, brothers, sisters, and grandparents are all part of the Helen & Douglas House family. At the toughest time of their lives, they give families the time and space to enjoy the precious moments left with each other. During exhaustion and grief, Helen and Douglas help them cope with their child’s final days.

Alison Hooker from Helen & Douglas House said: ‘We are so grateful to Rebound Revolution for raising money for our charity to help local terminally ill children. The care we provide local families during a child’s life to help them cope and create wonderful memories during their short lives through to supporting them after their child has died, would not be possible without amazing people like Rebound Revolution. We hope everyone enjoys the Easter holiday activities and thank you to everyone for donating money to our charity which is hugely appreciated. Your donations will make a big difference to local families.'

BLUEBELL WOOD (SHEFFIELD & ROTHERHAM) Over 11 years of magical memories… The dream of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice began in 1998, with the vision to help families in this area who wanted an alternative to hospital care. Fundraising started when 11-year-old Richard and his mum wanted him to pass away at home. In 2004, your support made their dream come true and they began to build the hospice. On 19th September 2008, they opened the doors to the first families who needed them. Since then, you’ve helped them support hundreds of children from across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire, and parts of North Lincolnshire. They have helped tired mums and dads get some much-needed me-time; looked after brothers and sisters who are feeling angry, lonely or confused; and been there for families during the last moments of their child’s life. MARTINS HOUSE (LEEDS) Rosie Mellor- Silvester at Martins House in Leeds commented: ‘We are delighted to be chosen as a recipient of the Be a Good Egg campaign. Martin House Children’s Hospice provides family-led support to over 440 babies, children, and young people across the region, as well as providing bereavement support to over 160 families. We are only able to continue being here for families when they need us the most thanks to the generous support of companies like Jump-Inc, and we’re really excited to see how the campaign does.’ Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. They support families from across West, North and East Yorkshire, both at their hospice and in the community. Their families are at the heart of everything they do and they value each member as an individual with their own needs. MH accept referrals for children and young people aged 0-19, including babies diagnosed in the antenatal stages. Even without a referral, both families and professionals can seek advice at any time from experienced professionals who are experts in paediatric palliative care. The hospice itself is a place where children, young people and their families can come to stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help. It is a place of love and understanding, a peaceful place but one that can also have a lively, friendly atmosphere full of fun and laughter, where children and their families can enjoy the best quality of life. The hospice also has a community team that supports families in hospital and in their own homes and is often involved in advanced care planning. They ensure that families can spend quality time together and make informed, supported decisions about their child’s care. All families are offered the best possible support in bereavement, whether through one-to-one sessions or as part of their support groups. They have groups for siblings, parents and grandparents and offer a service to families of children who have died from a life-limiting illness but did not use the hospice. This could include sudden or traumatic death. Currently, it costs the hospice approx. £9m to run Martin House for a year. We only receive around 11% of this income from statutory funding and the rest comes from individual fundraisers, groups and businesses like Jump inc. Of course, these costs are only expected to rise, as is the need for child hospice care over the next few years. RAINBOWS (LINCOLN) Emily Wright, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Rainbows said, “We’re so grateful to the incredible staff and customers at Jump for their amazing efforts which will go such a long way towards helping the children, young people, and families in the East Midlands who need us most. We only receive very limited government funding so we really couldn’t continue our work without the support of wonderful businesses such as yourselves. An enormous thank you to everybody who is involved and we hope that you have a fantastic year of FUNdraising ”Rainbows support every child and young person to fulfil their potential, and help families make the most of every precious moment while capturing memories and keepsakes to treasure. They are there for the whole family, offering comfort and compassion during tough times, providing the highest level of professional care until the end, and support after. Simply put, Rainbows are here to brighten short lives, and support families, wherever they are. Their vision is to create the “Rainbows Experience” wherever you are. Their mission is that across the East Midlands, Rainbows will:

•transform care for those children and young people who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition • relieve the pain and symptoms associated with life-limiting or life-threatening • • • support every child and young person to achieve their full potential create memories for families to treasure • provide comfort and compassion at the time of and following the death of a child or young person ST ANDY’S Andy’s Children’s Services care for children and young adults whose lives will sadly not be as long as they should be, helping families to “make each day count” and enable every child to live life to the fullest, creating lasting memories and leaving their mark on the world. Based in Grimsby, they offer free palliative care to children living in Northeast Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding, both at the hospice and in their own homes. They welcome children from birth to the age of 25, when they transition to adult services at St Andrew’s Hospice. Andy’s offers several services to meet the needs of all local children and their families who are affected by a life-limiting condition throughout their journey and tailor the care they provide to each child as an individual, always remembering to inject a healthy dose of fun and laughter:

  • Respite care in your home This can include short periods of time delivering therapeutic play activities, going for walks and visiting local amenities and giving you time to take a break. Overnight stays in your home may also be possible depending on individual circumstances.

  • Community support Supporting you with attending appointments, trips and special family occasions.

  • Therapeutic group sessions Running a range of small therapeutic and creative groups relevant to you and your child’s needs either within the hospice or within a local community setting. These may include arts and crafts, music and social interactions with others. They are also intending to reopen the hydrotherapy spa pool at this time.

  • End of life care When a child is nearing the end of their life every moment counts, and when you’re at Andy’s they’ll make sure you don’t have to face it alone. The dedicated, specialist care team will make your child as comfortable as possible right to the end, and provide you with the opportunity to make the most of your precious remaining time together.

  • Butterfly suite The time immediately following the loss of a child can be an overwhelming battle of emotional and practical demands on the newly bereaved parents. The Butterfly Suite offers an alternative to a funeral home, where you can spend much needed time saying goodbye in our peaceful setting, without the interruptions of everyday life. The Family Support team will be on hand to help you with any questions you may have and the Bereavement Team will be in touch to make sure you are coping with this new grief, and refer you for Bereavement Support if appropriate.

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