'Our aims are to support people who are struggling with life, particularly when this is due to homelessness, a premature bereavement or the challenges of adolescence'
We have updated our aims to include the support of those struggling with the challenges of adolescence.
The Good Grief Project, which began as a project to make a documentary film about the grief of bereaved parents and the continuing bonds they have with their dead child, has now become a charity. Their mission is to support families grieving after the untimely death of a loved one, particularly the death of a child and to promote an understanding of what it means to grieve.
Meanwhile the film now named 'A Love That Never Dies' is due for its first public screening on 16th March.
Ameca - Alex's Medical & Educational Clinic in Africa - has almost completed the building of their new clinic in Chilaweni, near Blantyre in Malawi
It is due to be officially opened on 8th May 2017.
Alice's Escapes is based in the southern Lake District and provides holidays for seriously ill children and their families. We have given them £5,000 towards another cabin to provide holidays for bereaved families too. Here it is just arrived.
For 2015 we supported Joshua Orphan and Communtiy Care and their valuable work helping vulnerable children and their families in Malawi, and we have renewed our support for 2016.
On the 2nd March this year it was 10 years since we last saw our beautiful and much loved Jessica. And on the 12th of April it will be her 24th birthday.
The JMT owns and manages Jessica's Heart, a former pub in Deptford called The Osborne Arms.
We have a tree in Greenwich Park dedicated to Jessica's memory.
Ashdon Jazz Academy
The JMT is now supporting the Ashdon Jazz Academy. This is a new charity set up by a bereaved mum in memory of her daughter who ended her own life, aged 14.
Many teenagers are struggling with depression, low self-esteem, negative body images, self-harming, eating disorders, bullying, the pressure of premature sexualisation, gang sexual exploitation and other emotional difficulties
The Ashdon Jazz Academy aims to provide these female teenagers with a dedicated trained female mentor.
We have made a donation to 'Still Loved' to help in the promotion of this film about families surviving baby loss. It was released into cinemas in October 2016.