What is Jinglethon?
Hello Little Jinglers! Tommy's and Jo Jingles will once again be joining forces to host the 2019 Tommy's Jinglethon; where babies, toddlers and their parents come together to raise money for Tommy’s.
Jinglethon will be taking place in Jo Jingles classes nationwide during October. As this is a first fundraising event the little ones will have ever done, it's always pretty special. This year we are challenging little ones to dress up as, and bring their favourite toy to the special Jinglethon class. So Lego crazy, Scrabble together a costume, to Chase around in for Operation Jinglethon. We look forward to seeing all your photos so we can Guess Who you are. So lets jump into Action-Man and Gekko-ing with some fantastic fundraising for Tommy's!
Jinglethon is a really fun experience for all involved, but there’s an important reason behind it too. Every year, 1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. Jo Jingles is committed to supporting Tommy’s in reducing this unacceptable statistic that devastates families up and down the country.
So every mum, dad and baby taking part will be helping other babies who aren't as lucky. And every pound raised, will help to save babies’ lives. To find out more about Tommy’s life-saving work, please watch our video below:
How will the money be spent?
This year we are aiming to raise a wonderful £100,000 through the Tommy's Jinglethon, which could help to fund our brand new Tommy's research centre - the National Centre for Improving Maternity Care.
1 in 4 parents lose a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth. Tommy’s knows that baby loss is preventable because people who are cared for in Tommy’s clinics are more likely to leave with healthy babies.
More and more people are travelling long distances to be looked after in a Tommy’s centre. Where you live shouldn’t determine if your baby lives. You can help fund a new Tommy’s centre dedicated to improving maternity care across the UK.
Everyone taking part in Jinglethon is encouraged to wear a fancy dress costume! We have pulled together some ideas for you in this downloadable guide.
Head over to Escapade fancy dress and use code "Jingle10" to get 10% discount off all full price items!
If you need an extra paper sponsorship form just download and print one here.
Going the extra mile
Going to all the effort of dressing up for Jinglethon and raising money for Tommy's deserves some recognition. So we have some fantastic prizes to send to each Jo Jingler for their first fundraising challenge.
For every participant who raises even just a pound, a prize will be coming your way*:
Raise £1+ and receive a personalised Jinglethon certificate
Raise £25+ and receive a certificate and a 'Jo in the Box' keyring
Raise £50+ and receive a certificate, a keyring and a Tommy Tambourine soft toy
Raise £100+ and receive a certificate, a keyring, a Tommy Tambourine toy, a Jinglethon pop badge and an exclusive Jinglethon tote bag
Everyone who fundraises will be entered in to a prize draw to win a family ticket to a SEALIFE centre with a restaurant voucher!
Other fundraising ideas
If you don’t want to rely just on your social networks, there is a whole range of ways that you can raise money - from all the usual things like sitting in a bath of beans (if you fancy!), or organising a quiz night (if you have time!) But we know how busy parents with young children can be so we’ll share some ideas which won’t take too much organisation:
Get baking with your little one and sell them for a £1 donation at your work / partners work / school gates / book group.
Kiddy Kit Sale
Arrange a Kiddy Kit Sale to sell off that far-too-small-but-too-good-to-throw-away jumper or toys and raise money for Jinglethon.
Whatever you do to raise money, collect it all and then pay it on to your Virgin Money Giving page.
Jo Jingles offer fun, interactive music, singing and movement classes for babies and pre-school children.
With nationwide sessions in more than 1000 centres across the UK and Ireland and with over 90 franchisees, Jo Jingles offers well-established, structured classes that are fun, interactive and educational for little ones.
Launched in 1991, Jo Jingles continues to promote learning through music across many of the UK’s nurseries, Sure Start Children’s Centres, playgroups, mother & toddler groups and in schools too. Jo Jingles Birthday parties and celebrations are also available to book and a range of fun musical-themed merchandise including toys, CDs and musical instruments can be purchased at classes or online at www.jojingles.com.
Terms and Conditions
*Amounts exclude gift aid. In order to be eligible for any fundraiser prizes offered by Tommy’s or Jo Jingles all donations must be received by 1st November 2019. Prizes and certificates will be posted out at the end of November 2019. Prizes are subject to availability and so may differ from images shown. To be entered into the prize draw for the SEALIFE centre and restaurant voucher, you must either fundraise through setting up your own Virgin Money Giving/JustGiving page or sending a completed sponsorship form to Tommy's and your money must be received by Tommy's by 1st November 2019. You cannot be entered into the prize draw for the SEALIFE centre tickets and restaurant voucher if you only donate in class, or to someone else's fundraising page, or to a shared class fundraising page.