Eddie Stobart has pledged support to a calendar created by 20 Cumbrian mums for Jaxon Currie, a 7 year old boy from Carlisle who has a rare Hypothalamic Hamartoma brain tumour, and will display images of them braving the elements in their underwear on the back of three of its trucks.
The calendar, which features the mums in a number of beautiful locations around Cumbria and depicts a mother’s work and a mother’s love, with one of Jaxon’s teddy bears featuring in every shot, is being sold to raise money to help Jaxon and his family enjoy some lovely experiences and create memories to cherish. It is also, very importantly, helping to raise awareness of the rare condition and create a network of support for Jaxon’s family and others affected by the illness.
Eddie Stobart has selected three of the wistful images and is now showcasing these on the back of three of its legendary trucks, ensuring that the photographs, along with details of Jaxon’s calendar, are being shared up and down the UK.
William Stobart, Executive Chairman for Eddie Stobart said:
“Eddie Stobart is delighted to be able to help spread awareness about this illness, and to support Jaxon and his family, and everyone affected by Hypothalamic Hamartomas. All of us here would like to wish both Jaxon and his family all the very best. ”
Anna Aston, one of the mums pictured in the calendar said:
“It’s amazing to see our calendar images on the back of Eddie Stobart trucks, they look wonderful and we are incredibly grateful for the company's support.
“We have been inundated with orders for Jaxon’s calendar since we launched it and have even had enquiries from as far afield as Canada. We feel proud to be raising money for Jaxon’s family and helping to put them in touch with other families going through the same thing, so they don’t feel so alone.”
The calendar will go on sale this month at a number of venues including Roseberry Floral Design in Dalston, Suziebou of Dalston, WCF Carlisle, Tourist Information in Carlisle’s Old Town Hall and Arragon’s Cycles in Penrith and it can also be purchased online at www.justjax.org. For further information on Hypothalamic Hamartoma there is a Facebook page called Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartoma.