Our Mission

To inspire and empower children and young people through the strength of positive relationships

Our Vision

To ensure that every child regardless of their background achieves their unique potential, goes on to lead a happy, successful life and makes a positive contribution to their community

Our Values

Positivity, integrity, equality, diversity, inclusion, respect, resilience, collaboration

Founded in 2012

2012
November 1

Working with young people

Working with young people

As a youngster, Ben Hazeldine worked closely with his grandfather who became a powerful role model for him. Ben was the first child to receive support through what would become the foundation.

November 26

The JHF was founded

The JHF was founded

The Jack Hazeldine Foundation was set up by Ben Hazeldine and his family in 2012 using the money collected at his grandfather Jack’s funeral.

2016
November 26

Over 100 Young People

Four years on, the JHF worked with over 100 children since inception.

2017
July 8

Tutoring

In addition to mentoring, the JHF begins to offer bespoke tuition to service users requiring support to reintegrate into education.

2018
July 2

New Premises

The JHF moves into new premises on Kenn Road, becoming a core part of the central Clevedon community.

October 1

The JHF is Relaunched

The JHF is Relaunched

The new JHF logo is revealed, and the charity is relaunched with the values of positivity, integrity, equality, diversity, inclusion, respect, resilience & collaboration.  The mission becomes fundamentally child-centered.

2019
January 14

New JHF Vision & Mission

The Board of Trustees and key staff members gather to establish the new vision and mission for the charity.

VISION: to ensure that every child regardless of their background achieves their unique potential, goes on to lead a happy, successful life and makes a positive contribution to their community.

MISSION: to inspire and empower young lives through the strength of positive relationships.

2020
February 3

Charity Growth

In 2020 the organisation more than doubles in size and outreach

March 17

COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic

Whilst making our working situation harder, the pandemic also presented us with a greater challenge due to the impact it had on the very people we are here to support. Despite these challenges and throughout lockdown, the JHF never ceased its 250+ weekly hours of bespoke support. We continued to meet the needs of our community, thanks in large part to the flexibility and tenacity of our service users, their families, and our dedicated and growing team of mentors and tutors.

May 4

Breaking Ground At The Orchard

Breaking Ground At The Orchard

Construction and landscaping begins at the new JHF teaching garden outside of Clevedon.  The Orchard is 100% community built, involving dozens of local volunteers donating their tools, knowledge, time or services. The outdoor classroom continues to be community-led, involving schools and community groups as it provides a trusted place for young people with complex needs, as well as being a safe place to gather outdoors throughout Covid.

September 8

Project Growth @ The Orchard

The JHF launches a new outdoor learning programme to enable children to continue valuable one-to-one support despite the constraints of Coronavirus.  A series of workshops followed the themes of Personal Growth, Active Lifestyle, Environmental Action, Forest and Survival Skills, Community Engagement & Creative Showcase.

2021
February 1

Expanding Our Offer

Expanding Our Offer

LEGO® Based Therapy, On-Tools Workshops for girls and Outdoor Learning sessions are added to the growing list of services offered by The JHF

March 31

The Orchard is finished

The Orchard is finished

The Orchard turns 1 and is kitted out with a teaching hut, tools shed, games shed, pagoda, fire-pits, vegetable patches, compost bins and paths, ready to offer more involved workshops and engagement sessions to our service users.

September 17

A National Award Winning Charity

A National Award Winning Charity
The Jack Hazeldine Foundation won Breakthrough Charity of the Year at the 2021 Third Sector Awards.  The accolade is in recognition of our unique outdoor learning space The JHF Orchard.
2022
July 21

Collaborative Community Working

In the 2021/2022 academic year, our partnerships included 5 local & national grant funders, 13 local organisations, 35 schools and ALPs, including every secondary school in North Somerset.  Our total outreach grew by 73% compared to the previous academic year.  Find out more about our partners and funders on our Partners page.

July 31

Empowering Young People

Our young mentees & tutees continue to engage, thrive and grow into empowered young individuals, with newfound confidence to attend school, maintain positive relationships and flourish.  They are challenged to exceed expectations and achieve the seemingly impossible.

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