Jake Ellis was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and sadly lost his battle in 2008, aged 5. Since losing their son, Jo-ann and Nick have been tirelessly fundraising in memory of Jake, raising over £200,000 and counting to support our work into rhabdomyosarcoma. Jake's parents, Jo-Ann and Nick, share their fundraising journey...
Team Jake has undertaken a huge number of fundraising events, including the annual Jake Ellis Charity Ball, London to Paris Cycle Challenge (successfully completed in just 3 days!), the Great North Run, charity Golf day and the Keswick to Barrow walk, to name but a few. The 2018 Keswick to Barrow walk (38 miles) and Conniston to Barrow walk (21 miles) had an incredible 110 Team Jake walkers! Jo-ann and her sister, Nicola have also run and completed the prestigious London Marathon in 2014, raising over £6,000!
Team Jake also enjoys huge support from the local community, with many local schools and businesses fundraising for the Jake Ellis Fund.
We are so proud of what we have achieved over the last few years. It has not always been easy, sometimes very hard and upsetting, but what has given us both strength is the massive support which continues here in our home town of Barrow in Furness.
Not only are Team Jake helping to support CCLG in finding a cure for this disease, but they are ensuring that Jake's memory continues to shine.
Make a donation to Team Jake
Open an online fundraising page for Team Jake
Set up a regular Direct Debit donation to Team Jake
Text CCLG 5 JAKE to 70300 to donate £5.
CCLG will receive 100% of your donation. You may also be charged for one text message at your network’s standard or charity rate.
You can make a donation or pay in funds raised by cheque, payable to CCLG, to CCLG, Century House, 24 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GB. Please ensure you make it clear that the donation is for Team Jake so that your donation is allocated to the correct fund.