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Our Aims

The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust will:

Our Aims

The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust will:

  • Promote education and training for young people and those who live and work with young people, into how to react to unexpected life threatening situations.
  • Promote research into, and awareness of, sudden unexpected death in young people.
  • Inspire young people to fulfil their potential and develop their talents.

This is without doubt a most fitting tribute to such a gentle, loveable and humble giant who in his very short life has touched the hearts and minds of so many people across the community. Just an ordinary Joe, with an extraordinary talent and ability to reach out to people and who lived life to the full.

The Trust 's programme will include campaigns, events and activities which will enable everyone to play their part in keeping Joe's goodness and legacy alive for generations to come.

It is very easy to underestimate the value of young life when you have never been directly affected by the loss of a fit, healthy and loveable young person.

Sadly we are just one of the many families who have.

Medical Aims for 2017 & Beyond

Medical Aims for 2018 & 2019

In collaboration with other partner agencies in Leicester/shire Secondary Schools Heartwize Programme:

  • Ensure a quality assured programme of CPR training is maintained in all Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Secondary Schools.
  • Support the inclusion of basic CPR into the school curriculum for young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, which will give each person a lifelong skill capable of improving the outcome for those who collapse from heart conditions.

In addition:

JHMT Objectives 2018 / 2019:

  1. To consider financial support for research into more efficient delivery of care following a sudden cardiac collapse.
  2. To maximise the chances of survival of those who suffer a heart dysrhythmia by the teaching of both CPR skills and Defibrillator Awareness to those most likely to be in close proximity when such an incident occurs.
  3. To increase the number of AEDs, promoting and supporting all groups to provide an AED that is available 24/7 to the surrounding community (often described as a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD)). The existence of this CPAD will be made known to the ambulance service.
  4. Deliver an ongoing programme of targeted events to raise the public awareness of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) - with a focus on sports players at all skill levels and those with responsibility for their care (e.g. PE Teachers, school nurses, sports coaches, sports managers)
  5. Support the creation and adoption of UHL clinics for investigation of SADS-affected families. The clinics should include both reactive and proactive elements and may include the introduction of targeted personal assessments if clinicians felt these were indicated and advantageous to the concerned family.
  6. Improve and standardise the bereavement support currently provided to families following a sudden death (SADS-related) of teenagers and young adults. This should include guidance through the coronial system.

Inspire Awards

JHMT Inspire Awards small grants – helping young people from Leicester and Leicestershire fulfil their potential and develop their talents

  1. To develop further the JHMT Inspire Awards Scheme programme within Leicester and Leicestershire for young people, 13 – 21 years old, which will enable them to develop their full potential and capabilities.