Each day, from start to finish, Jamie will be meeting charities that are supported by Global’s Make Some Noise along his route.
These are the charities that will cheer him on, keep him motivated and remind him of all the reasons why he decided to take on this epic challenge.
Jamie will begin his challenge with the children and young people from Signpost making lots of noise at the start line. A charity that provides support for families of children and young people with disabilities through a helpline, drop-in service, one-to-one sessions, training courses and advocacy service, to empower families and ensure that young people with disabilities can access the same life chances as other children.
Joining Signpost charity and seeing Jamie off on his huge challenge will be Scottish Cot Death Trust, the only charity in Scotland dedicated to the sudden unexpected death of babies and young children. As well as funding medical research into the causes of sudden infant death, the charity educates the public and professionals about cot death and how to reduce the risks of it, and supports families through bereavement support, counselling, vital equipment, home visits, play therapy and peer support.
With a long day of walking ahead of him, Jamie will have Heel and Toe cheering him on from Newcastle on day two. Heel and Toe is a charity that provides support to children and young people across the North East with physical and or neurological disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Working with parents to help their child to work towards massive development milestones that might seem tiny to us.
Support Dogs will be showing their support for Jamie as he kicks off the third day of his challenge from Leeds to Manchester. The charity provides, trains and supports assistance dogs to help families of children living with autism – allowing a child to be more independent and confident in their everyday life.
Reuben’s Retread will be cheering for Jamie as he sets off from Manchester. Reuben’s Retreat supports families bereaved of a child and families of children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. The charity’s all-purpose centre addresses the social and emotional care needs of children, siblings and parents, giving them access to therapy and activities they otherwise wouldn’t be able to interact with.
Children and young people from Soundabout will power Jamie through the start of his fifth day as he sets off from Birmingham. The charity’s practitioners provide music-making sessions in schools, care centres, and out in the community to help children and young people with complete learning difficulties develop their ability to communicate and interact with the world around them.
Kicking off day 6, Amelia Trust Farm will be joining Jamie in Cardiff. The charity provides support for children and young people aged 11-18 who are struggling in mainstream education due to learning disabilities such as autism and ADHD, or have suffered abuse or neglect.
On his penultimate day of his challenge, Jamie will have a noisy send off from Springboard Opportunity Group. The charity offers play sessions for children with autism, physical difficulties, communication difficulties and other learning disabilities allowing their attendees to meet their full potential.
Before setting off for his final day of cycling, Jamie will be cheered on by the children and young people of SSNAP, a small charity that supports sick and premature babies, and their families. SSNAP also funds innovative and life-changing medical equipment that ensures babies are receiving the best care possible during their time in hospital.