The Jasper King Trust

Creating positive memories and experiences for families under pressure, in places of significant beauty

Email: thejasperkingmemorialtrust@gmail.com

Registered Charity: SCO047679

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Jasper King

Jasper grew up in Hawkshead in the Lake District. Not much interested in school he took to juggling at an early age and became a world renowned clown, musician and juggler, who could balance pretty much anything on his chin or nose. Most difficult of these tricks was a ten pound note or a Rizzla paper, to the delight and amazement of fans and friends alike.

Jasper was a talented, funny, kind man, and a loving husband and family man. He spent his working life touring the world with his company The Chipolatas, bringing street theatre, clowning, and music to over 44 countries for over 25 years.


He loved all sports and was a extremely good golfer and supported Liverpool football team with passion.
Jasper died in April 2015 at the age of 44 from stage 4 lung cancer. Sharon cared for him during the 3 years of his illness and was also diagnosed herself with stage 2a breast cancer in 2013.


The Isle of Eigg and Harvest Moon were their favourite places and it's Sharon's wish to create a lasting legacy and to make a difference to others.

 “Time for deep conversations. Time to breathe. Time to be in a very natural environment was amazing for us all. From the booking, this holiday was a wonderful thing to look forward to. A beacon in times of uncertainty.”

Our Mission

Creating a lasting legacy in Jasper’s name, helping to create positive memories and experiences for families under pressure, in places of significant beauty.

 

Our impact

“The boys loved it. Often at home they are exhausted and grumpy with their grief but they were out playing football and rugby with other kids until dark!

"It was so nice for us to see them just be normal kids for a while, looking relaxed and happy.... It was the first time in nearly nine months since losing our son that we felt a calmness and some inner peace.

 

"There is something about the sea and going back to basics."

Every donation makes a huge difference