Registered Charity Number: SCO45586
01506 412302

Providing practical, social and emotional support to

children and young people with cancer and

related illnesses, their families, friends and those bereaved.

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Jak's Den

A haven for children and families to come and chill, let off steam, have fun with others in the same position, or receive counselling, music therapy, attend a support group or receive any other type of emotional, social or practical support required.

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Join our team of amazing fundraisers who help us provide these much needed services to our young people and their families. Without funding and fundraising we couldn’t survive- and that would mean more isolation and loneliness for many families facing the diagnosis or loss of their child through cancer.

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Our Vision and Aims

Team Jak -where no child, young person or their family should face cancer, related illness or bereavement alone and will get the support they need during their journey and beyond.

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  • Featured Posts
    24 Dec 2017
    Jak’s Den is open Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Featured Posts
    14 Nov 2017
    So our fabulous Kelpies experience is over for another year…. and some of you may be looking to set a challenge for next year….. With only 7 weeks left of 2017...
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  • Featured Posts
    25 Aug 2017
    Want to find out what Team Jak means to families?  Have a look at our video.  
  • Featured Posts
    06 Jun 2017
    With the beautiful setting of the Stables at Prestonfield House Hotel what better theme to choose this year than the Circus. Hosted by the wonderful and witty Arlene Stuart from Forth...
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About Team Jak

Team Jak SC045586 (SCIO) was set up at the request of inspirational teenager Jak Trueman following his own journey with childhood cancer.

Inspired by Jak’s dreams we aim to:

  • Give hope to all warriors (those diagnosed with cancer) and friends by providing excellent service at all levels which promotes the wellbeing of our children and young people age 0-25 and their families
  • Provide understanding and comfort to those newly diagnosed and going through treatment
  • Create moments and adventures to shine through the darkness
  • Give opportunities within Jak’s Den- an inspirational haven with high quality resources where young people can escape to and have fun in
  • Provide emotional social and practical support within Jak’s Den through counselling, play therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, alternative therapies, befriending, support groups and drop-in sessions using qualified and experienced staff
  • Support siblings at all times as requested and required
  • Provide outreach services to those who can’t access Jak’s Den
  • Give practical support to children and families in hospital by supplying snacks and drinks to the hospitals and goodie bags for newly diagnosed children and their siblings
  • Provide counselling and support and hold special memory days and group sessions for angel families (families of children who have sadly died) with bespoke support for siblings
  • Educate and empower schools and communities in how they can support friends and peers with cancer or those bereaved
  • Work closely with hospitals and other support services and charities to ensure we are providing a high quality service to our families
  • Continue to raise awareness for the need for blood, platelet and bone marrow donors and research for blood and all childhood cancers

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
24/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Jak's Ball 2018
Jak’s Ball 2018, Edinburgh
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mizuno Golf Day for Team Jak- Deer Park Livingston
The Deer Park Golf and Country Club, livingston
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Generation Game Fundraiser
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ladies Chandon Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show Balbirnie House Hotel
Balbirnie House, Glenrothes
All Day
Kiltwalk Glasgow-Team Jak
All Day
Kiltwalk Aberdeen- Team Jak
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Family “Fun-draising” Barbeque
All Day
Ladies Lunch & Fashion Show Aberdeen
All Day
Kiltwalk Dundee-Team Jak
All Day
Kiltwalk Edinburgh - Team Jak


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We need your help

Jak's Den is estimated to cost £180,000 so we need your help to make this happen. Please see Fundraising and Events to see how you can help

Visit our fundraising page and find out how you can help Team Jak reach our goals.

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