LJS Foundation Grand Canyon Trek 2016

USA Grand Canyon 1

Join LJS Foundation on a magnificent Grand Canyon Trekon an ancient Indian trail leading to the Havasupai Reservation. This incredible five day trek takes us to the most beautiful, secluded and little known oasis in the Canyon with the rare chance to share life with the locals. Amazing red rock formations, stunning waterfalls and crystal clear lagoons ending with a celebration in the bright lights of Las Vegas… what are you waiting for?!

This Grand Canyon Trek is an exceptional charity challenge and a perfect way to help us raise money for awareness & research of gastroschisis.

Grand Canyon Trek

14 May 2016 – 21 May 2016

Option A – Registration Fee £399 + Min Sponsorship £3190

Option B – Registration Fee £399 + Self Funding £1595

You can sign up online sign up here. There is a summer discount code with £100 off you registration fee, enter Summer100 in the discount code box.  … or call Jade for more info 07753496337

To View brochure Click here

LJS Cup 2015 Football Tournament

Former Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp held a charity football tournament last weekend in support of his charity LJS Foundation, which was set up after he lost he two day old son to a condition called gastroschisis. The LJS Foundation was set up to raise awareness for gastroschisis and fund vital medical research.

The football tournament was held at Billy’s former club Middlewood Rover FC and played host to under 9’s, under 10’s, under 11’s & under 12’s. The weekend was a great success with lots of people turning out to support the teams playing and the sun shying brightly. A massive thank you to all the teams who took part, and well done to the runners up and of course the winners.

The winners for each category are as follows:

Under 9’s Thorncliffe FC

Under 10’s Greaseboro’ FC

Under 11’s Eckington Boys FC

Under 12’s Middlewoord Rovers FC Blue.

Thank you to everyone who came along, participated and helped organise. Lots of £’s were raised to help us continue to raise awareness for gastroschisis.

Don’t forget if you want to view & order photo’s from the event you can view them online here:


EVENT NAME: billy sharp

PASSWORD: billy sharp

All money raised from photographs purchased will come directly to us.

LJS Cup 2015 Football Tournament

On 27th & 28th June 2015 LJS Foundation will be holding our second annual charity football tournament for under 9’s, 10’s, 11’s & 12’s at Middlewood Rovers Football Club.

We are seeking sponsors to assist us with unavoidable costs incl winners trophies, balls & safe all weather facilities for the teams.

You will benefit by publishing on our website, social media & local media outlets. This is a fantastic opportunity for a local business to be part of grassroots football.

We also have opportunities available for locals businesses to run a stall on both days, with a fee of 10% of all sales made.

If you would like to discuss any of the great opportunities with me, please don’t hesitate to get in touch- 07753496337.

Jade & Billy Sharp


Firstly Happy new year one and all.  We wanted to say thank you to every single person who helped us in 2014, donations, people who participated in events, organised events and our sponsors. We wouldn’t be able to survive this year without your help.  We are busy planning events  for 2015, the diary will be filled up soon.  Our plans for another football tournament are already underway, as well as a record number of marathons/runs in the dairy.

We wanted to say a special mention to all at Cream Consultancy, who look after all our PR business. Thank you!

Thank you to the following for their kind donations, hard work & effort;

Peter Vuckovic- who celebrated his 60th birthday recently at the keepmoat stadium, and instead of presents he asked people to donate to LJS Foundation, raising a grand total of £826. What a fantastic amount. Thanks to Gavin Baldwin who donated 10% of the food costs.

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Leeds, for their employee top up of £250.

St Joseph’s RC High School Sixth Formers.

Woodhouse Junior Football Club – Presentation evening collection £275.90.

Karen Wilton and her team Clo, Ellie & Joe who raised £500.

All money raised will continue to help us raise awareness for gastroschisis, and of course go towards our research fund.

Thanks again everyone.

Jade & Billy. x


It’s been a busy weekend for LJS Foundation. With the walkers to Rotherham FC on Friday & a team of us taking part in Neon Run UK in Temple Newsam Leeds on Saturday.

A great time was had by all. What a great event. A night run surrounded by neon, flashing lights & dj’s.. Now i (jade) have never ran in my life before, so this was the perfect event to ease me in gently. We had a mixed bag of first timers like myself to fully season runners.  Of course Billy being the competitive sportsman he is, went in with full confidence and enthusiasm that he was going to win the race. And he did…

It really was great to be a part of such a fun event and raise money for gastroschisis. Looking forward to doing it all again next year!B0QM9w8IEAE00xs IMG_5334 IMG_5335 B0U4VEuIYAEMDWp IMG_5337  IMG_5336

Marching on to Rotherham

A group of 16 Leeds United Fans walked over 30 miles on Friday 16th October to raise vital funds for LJS Foundation and Leeds Children’s Hospital. The left Elland Road at 7:30am with plenty time to arrive at New York Stadium for a rest & refreshment before the match. Sadly the result didn’t go in their favour.

The group collectively raised an outstanding amount of over £5000, which will be split between the 2 charities…

Billy & I would like to thank each and every one of you who took part in the walk. Hope you all had a weekend of rest and recuperation.

Thank you for all your hard gruelling walking & tremendous effort with raising money.

Jade & Billy x

Gastroschisis Information Sheet

Gastroschisis Fact sheet

This is an information fact sheet about gastroschisis which has been published by Great Ormond Street hospital. This gives a better under standing of what to expect with gastroschisis.

Please ignore the GEEPS link at the bottom as from what we understand they are no longer operation.

We are currently in the process of compiling an information leaflet by parents for parents. This will be available in 2015.

Should you have any questions about gastroschisis, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, info@ljsfoundation.org.uk

LJS Foundation Charity Cup


On the 10th & 11th May, Middlewood Rovers Junior Football held our first ever LJS Cup football tournament. The event was a great success and we raised £2361 over the weekend.

Congratulations to the winners of the LJS Cup, Sheffield Rangers F.C won the under 18’s tournament and CB Entertainment won the under 11’s.

The matches looked doubtful on the Saturday morning as the weather wasn’t on our side. However the hard work, effort and commitment by the staff, players and parents was overwhelming. Everyone did their absolute best to get the pitches match ready.

A fantastic weekend was had by all. Thank you to everyone who made it happen. Middlewood Rovers staff, the team managers and players, our sponsors and of course the referees.

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and we look forward to it again next year.



3 Blade from Surrey do the Windsor Half Marathon


This weekend a family team of father, daughter and son completed the Windsor half marathon on our behalf.

Thank you to fellow Sheffield United FC football fans from Surrey Craig, Rhea & Cade Skelton on your team effort in the Windsor half marathon. We hope you all enjoyed your run and happy with your times.

Without our fundraisers it wouldn’t be possible for us to continue raising awareness for gastroschisis. So thank you.

Jade & Billy x

5 Marathons 131 Miles..



We want to say a huge thank you to one of our long standing fundraisers, Andrew Hardiman (the running machine)

Andrew is currently on a quest of running 5 marathons on consecutive weekends. He will have ran a total of 131 miles by the end of his last run in Cornwall. He has already ran the Oslo and Robin Hood Half. Other running events he will be participating in are Leicester, Isle of Wight and Cornwall.

Than you to everyone who has already sponsored Andrew. If you haven’t yet, You can sponsor Andrew here https://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Hardiman1/

Thanks again Andrew, keep up the hard work.

Jade & Billy x