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Fun for all the family at Jigsaw

At Jigsaw we understand caring for children and young adults with life limiting illnesses can be a difficult time. This is why we extend our care and support to our children and young adult’s family.

Earlier this year we hosted our annual Siblings Day and Mum’s Night which provided Jigsaw with the opportunity to bring together the wider Jigsaw family for two days of fun, relaxation and enjoyment. Activity Co-Ordinator Lesley explains about the two days.

Mum’s Night

“Our hugely successful Mum’s Night ran for the second time in March. It is a night which allows us to give our very special mums a night which is all about them. A night to be pampered and have treatments such as complementary therapies, hair styling, lessons in make up, having their nails polished and even a bit of cake icing.

“You could tell by the buzz in their air that all who attended had a brilliant night. It allows the mums to experience some things that they may not have been able to try before.

“One thing that it also does is bring together mums who understand what each other is going through and feel they can talk to someone who truly gets it and never judges. All whilst sitting with a glass of fizz or a cup of tea which they can actually manage to drink before it goes cold and something nice to nibble.

“We are only able to organise these evenings because of the amazing generosity of the people who give their time and resources free of charge, without them we would be unable to run such a successful evening and create the special night our mums deserve.”

Siblings Day

“Our annual Siblings Day happened again this year, and with the huge generosity of Center Parcs, the siblings certainly had an experience to remember. Even the rain didn’t put a dampener on the fun times!

“Reays Coaches provided transport for the day, for which all the children and young adults were very grateful. The siblings were split into two groups so they were able to do age appropriate activities, the older guys enjoyed cycling while the younger ones took part in bowling and go-karting.

“Siblings Days give the children and young adults a chance to talk to their peers who have brothers and sisters with some form of disability. This can put a huge amount of pressure on siblings so trips like this gives them a chance to just be themselves and have a day filled with fun.”

Thank you

Jigsaw would like to thank the following people and businesses for helping to make both days
a huge success:

Antonia Turner
Aotea Hair and Beauty
BITS Cards and Things
Boots Carlisle
Center Parcs Whinfell Forest
Co-Op Food
Direct Rail Services (DRS)
Gladys Faulder
Jen Roper
Reays Coaches
Lotus Beauty Room
Louise Bell
Linda Morrison
Nicky Forbes and her therapists
The Cake Fairy Boutique
Vicky Rigg