Photos from our recent projects and fundraising events.
News / Events
FUTURE NEWS AND EVENTS:
22nd - 23rd June 2013: Peter Webb is running Hadrian’s Wall for Jigsaw4u.
Over 22nd - 23rd June Peter Webb is running Hadrians Wall (69 miles) in 24 hours.
To preprare for this challenge he will be running a 33 mile/45mile/50 mile race as
'training'! He’ll be raising money for Jigsaw4u.
“The time has come to lay a few demons to rest, and help those who have experienced
a similar life changing experience as myself in the past.
After losing my father in a tragic accident at the age of 2.5 years old, throughout
my life there have been many times this has not been far from my thoughts.
The past year has been difficult, I saw my oldest son pass the age I was at the time
of my loss and know just how much I inertact with him. At the same time I past my
own fathers living age.
It is the right time to move on positivley, whilst helping others. I happened to
stumble across a local charity Jigsaw4u. I beleive the support they offer children
going through this difficult time is invaluable.
The best way I find- take my body to it's physical, mental and emotional limits.
The final event I am training to is The Wall. Run Hadrians Wall (69 miles) in 24
hours. However preprare for this challenge I will be running a 33 mile/45mile/50
mile race as 'training'.”
FEBRUARY 2013 UPDATE FROM PETER:
“As an update on my challenge, yesterday I completed my first 'training' race and
I am certainly feeling it today. In case you need any updates for the website.
This was a 33 mile run across the North Downs as part of the Pilgrim Challenge. It
was a very tough race due to the fact that Boxhill got in the way at 20 miles and
the course was somewhat of a mudfest. I managed to complete the run in 6 hours 45
mins which was quite a long time on the feet but certainly is getting me into shape
for the 'Main Event'.
I have attached a few photos so you can post if required.
Fundraising is going well so far and up to £624 so far as stage 1 of announcement
of my challenge.”
2nd November 2012: Sally Morgan wins Celebrity Come Dine With Me and Donates Money
On the 2nd of November 2012 Sally Morgan appeared in the Halloween edition of Celebrity
Come Dine with me. She cooked up some spooky entertainment and great food and beat
her fellow celebrities to win.
Sally Morgan who is a Friend of Jigsaw4u generously donated her winnings from Celebrity
Come Dine with me to Jigsaw4u. It was so kind of Sally to think of Jigsaw4u. We need
all the help we can get to provide our service to the children and young people who
could benefit. THANK YOU Sally.
December 2012: Jigsaw Carol Singing and Santa Fun Run
Jigsaw4u would like to say thank you to all our friends past and present who came
to help out or came to support us with the carol singing at Centre Court last week,
and to Juan for his 6k Santa Fun Run.
We raised an amazing £350 thanks to everyone's help!! We couldn’t have done it without
you. Thanks again and MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Thursday 15th November 2012: Jigsaw4u AGM
Jigsaw4’s first fundraising Ceilidh (Scottish/ Irish barn dancing) raised a staggering
£1284 – so thank you to everyone who came and supported it so generously.
Pictured is our very own Michelle Mullarkey who performed a wonderful display of
The Future of Jigsaw4u!
Find out more by coming to the Jigsaw4u AGM.
Hear from service users how Jigsaw4u changed their lives!
Date: 15th November 2012
Venue: Jigsaw4u 40 Mill Green Road, CR4 4HY
0208 687 1384
Saturday 17th November 2012: Jigsaw4u Charity Ceilidh
11th - 13th October 2012: Pub Quiz Answers and Photos from the Sutton & Croydon CAMRA
Beer Festival. Jigsaw4u was selected as Charity of the Festival.
Jigsaw4u was delighted to be chosen by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Members to be
their chosen charity. We were made extremely welcome throughout the Festival. Members
and visitors were very generous and over the 3 days we raised £955. This will all
go towards our work with vulnerable children and young people locally.
Many people enjoyed the Pub Sign Quiz, kindly compiled by David Roe.
Saturday 21st September 2012: Charity Football Tournament
26th June 2012 2012: Sally Morgan with Jigsaw4u
A great BIG Jigsaw4u thank you goes to Tracy - Landlady at the Red Lion in Bletchingly
for hosting a superb informal evening for people to meet Sally Morgan.
Sally gave up her time to raise money to help Jigsaw4u. It was a fantastic evening.
Sally circulated amongst the diners and a raffle and auction were held. In total
a fabulous £2888 was raised to help the children and young people we work with who
are struggling with issues in their lives.
We are so grateful to Sally for supporting our work at Jigsaw4u and to everybody
who made the evening such a success – including Sara and Hailey, members of Sally’s
team, and of course Tracy !
Sally Morgan talking to her guests
Sally Morgan with Pam Byfield Head of Service at Jigsaw4u
27th June 2012 - Clarins surprise birthday gift!
On 27th June, Chris Roe Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board, and Pam Byfield Head
of Service for Jigsaw4u, attended the 25th birthday celebration of ‘Eau Dynamisante’
held by the Clarins Company. Clarins has linked this product to their annual award
scheme for ‘Dynamic Women’ – ‘Eau Dynamisante Woman of the Year’. In 2010 Anne Davies
the founder of Jigsaw4u was the recipient of the award and joined a group of illustrious
women who have had their charity work recognised.
The biggest surprise of the evening was that each charity that has been recognised
was given a present to celebrate the event – Pam collected a cheque for £6500 on
behalf of Jigsaw4u.
In one of the photos you will see representatives of each of the charities benefitting
from the generosity of the Courtin-Clarins family. In another, Chris and Pam are
talking to Monsieur Christian Courtin-Clarins and then to a charming member of Clarins
We cannot thank Clarins enough for their generous donation which will be used wisely
to help troubled children and young people.
Christine Roe, Trustee at Jigsaw4u is walking 196 miles in May 2012 across the UK
on the Coast to Coast route made famous by Lakeland walker A.Wainwright and Julia
Bradbury of TV fame. The route starts in St Bees on the west coast, and crosses the
Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire moors, ending in Robin Hood's
Bay on the north east coast. These parks encompass some of the most dramatic scenery
in England from its highest fells to its largest lakes, its most beautiful woods
and it's bleakest barest moors.
If you would like to sponsor Chris on her walk, go to:
MAY 2012: Walking the UK Coast to Coast Route (196 miles)
JUNE 2012: Sponsored Swim
Thank you so much to swimmers from Mitcham Swimming Academy who took part in a sponsored
swim last weekend.
All of the swimmers who took part were aged just 7 & 8 and they did a fantastic job..
July 2012: Jigsaw4u Art Exhibition
The first ever Jigsaw4u art exhibition was opened on July 11th by Merton counsellor
Maxi Martin. The exhibition was hugely successful and we have received so many wonderful
comments. Many people have said how moved they were by the art on display and many
more how talented our young people are.
The art on display was created by children and young people aged 5-17 all from Home
schools Links, Grief Project, Domestic Violence project and Young Runaways.
Please visit our facebook page and click on the Jigsaw4u & me album to view all of
the wonderful images on display.
August 2012: Jigsaw4u article in BetterBreaks, the journal for Short Breaks Network
The article ‘Transition: Innovations and Improving Outcomes, Process, Learning and
Implications for Practice’ by Sutton Transition Programme and Jigsaw4u appears on
page 3 of the BetterBreaks journal.
September 2012: Jigsaw4u and Macmillan Cancer support forge a new partnership to
benefit local children and their families!
David Seychell, Macmillan. Cllr Maxi Martin.
Pam Byfield Jigsaw4u.
Jigsaw4u Macmillan Team with Cllr Maxi Martin
The Jigsaw Macmillan Team
Ann Waller (Team Manager at Jigsaw4u) and her niece Jess Horwill, who both volunteered
on this fundraising event.
Monday 29th October 2012: Family Fun Day Photographs
Thank you very much to everyone who came to the Disabled Children’s Fun Day on the
29th October at The Phoenix Centre.
We had over 50 people attend and I think everyone had a great time – we enjoyed sport,
dance, colouring and even working out in the gym!
We had a discussion with professionals from Sutton, local disabled young people and
their families about what could be improved within disabled services in the borough,
and our young people came up with some great ideas.
So watch this space for updates on the changes that are being made because of your
feedback, and check out the photos of the event in the gallery!!
Get in touch with me if you want more information on our discussion, or a copy of
the report about all the issues that arose – firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 2012: A big thank you to Breeze Yoga and Sutton Asda for their amazing children’s
Friday 25th Jan 2013: Blenheim School choose Jigsaw4U as their charity for the year
Claire Powell did a presentation at Blenheim School in Epsom on Friday as Year 8
(300 children) have chosen us as their charity for the year - they are planning to
do lots of exciting events to raise funds for us.
Big thank you to our Grief Support Volunteer Helen McGowan's daughter Emily who nominated
Saturday 2nd March 2013: Fundraising Race Night in aid of Jigsaw4U.
The Jigsaw4u team enjoying themselves at the Race Night at Cranleigh (Merton Park)
We raised £9500 - thank you everyone.
March 2013: Fundraising Race Night in aid of Jigsaw4U.
A really big thank you to Sally Morgan for raising £2,769 at a Charity Night at the
Red Lion Pub, Bletchingley, kindly hosted by Pub Manager, Tracey.
Pictured from left to right with the presentation of the donations to Jigsaw4u are
Tracey, Christine Roe, Vice Chair of Trustees at Jigsaw4u and Sally Morgan.
9th June 2013: Steve McGowan is running St. Albans Half Marathon for Jigsaw4u.
Steve McGowan (husband of Helen our volunteer) is running the St Albans Half Marathon
to raise money for Jigsaw4u. From Steve:
“So I've recovered my trainers from the cupboard where they were thrown in despair
after my last 16 mile, wobbly legged, run in 2008, and I am ready to hit the streets
What's driven me to this drastic measure?
Well I am running in support of a fantastic charity called Jigsaw4u. This is a charity
working to support children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement.
It brings together children and young people who feel alone and different, so that
by sharing their experiences they can develop the tools to move forward in their
lives. The organisation is run by a fantastic group of dedicated volunteers who will
really appreciate any help you can give.
So dig deep and if nothing else you get to reflect on the amount of pain you are
paying to put me through. :)” Good luck Steve!
Wednesday 20th March 2013: Fundraising Race Night in aid of Jigsaw4U.
Georgia Fawcett age 8 from Hillcross Primary School in Morden raised £118.00 doing
a sponsored silence on Wednesday 20th March 2013. Apart from one sneeze, she didn’t
speak a word between 8am and 4pm all day. When she was at school, if she needed
to speak she just wrote it down on a pad she had tied around her neck.
The money raised paid for 10 teddy bears from The Build a Bear Store. Each child
and young person that comes on one of our grief support groups is presented with
a Teddy Bear on the last session for them to take home and keep.