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Trampoline park to host The Harry Johnson Trust’s 4th anniversary party with founders and supporters
26 Oct 2018
by Rebecca Dutton

A Shropshire charity set up to help children with cancer is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a trampoline party.

The free event in aid of The Harry Johnson Trust will be held from 6.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday, November 6, at Jump In Shrewsbury.

Trampoline park bosses chose the trust as their charity of the year and have been hosting various events to support their work.

The charity was set up in 2014 after the seven-year-old lost his battle with double hit non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, following gruelling treatment at the oncology ward at the Princess Royal Hospital.
During his time there, his parents vowed to help others in the same position and just months after he passed away, they launched The Harry Johnson Trust which has since helped families across Shropshire and beyond.

The charity assists families in many ways, from paying for them to go on holidays to putting together hampers of useful things for hospital stays to arranging and funding quilts or memory bears made from clothes of children who pass away from cancer.

Harry’s mother Sally Johnson said: “We are very proud to have helped so many families and provided toys, games and equipment for the oncology ward over the last four years.

“Nothing can dull the pain of losing a child but knowing we are continuing Harry’s legacy and so many families have benefitted from the charity inspired by him is a comfort to us all.

“We are hugely thankful to our supporters, who have jumped out of planes, summited mountains and completed all sorts of challenges to raise money in Harry’s memory, and our work simply wouldn’t be possible without them.

“A big thanks goes to Jump In for coming up with the idea of hosting an anniversary party – the bouncing theme seems especially fitting as our logo is a frog Harry drew not long before he passed away.”

As well as the chance to have a go on the trampolines, the party will include a raffle, auction and bar and Christmas cards in aid of the charity will be on sale.

Anyone who can offer an auction or raffle prize should contact Jump In’s general manager Duncan Kemp on 01926 356290.

Visit https://www.theharryjohnsontrust.co.uk/to find out more about the charity. More information about Jump In is available at http://www.gojumpin.com/locations/shrewsbury.