For 14 years I set up and voluntary ran two not for profit organisations full time whilst raising two children. It was a bumpy ride, with many ups and downs, but I learned so much!
Bereavement training and support, funeral director training, organising events, running an organisation, recording a CD, designing and commissioning a sculpture from overseas, experience of local and national TV and radio interviews, a Panorama investigation, undercover work, Ministerial Meetings ultimately holding my own event in Parliament in 2017.
8 years of campaigning for the elderly were challenging for me on many levels. and left me with chronic health issues and PTSD. The earlier years of supporting bereaved parents brought not only sad moments, but also heart warming ones, that I will always treasure.
Prior to those years, my working background was mainly administration, sales and estate agency.
Since July 2019 after a health crisis, my focus directed inwards and I continue on a focused effort to regain my health, after living with a chronic, at times immobilising illness for the last 10 years.
I had thousands of followers in my volunteering years, and now find myself back to the beginning as I move into a new chapter in life.
More information on this work and links to You Tube Channels showing the highlights of my volunteering years follow.
Forget Me Not Registered Baby Loss Charity 2004 - 2018
Following the birth of our 20 week old daughter Lucy in January 2003 I set up a Registered Charity Forget Me Not.
I hosted support groups in hospitals. Offered 1:1 befriending with a voluntary trained volunteers. Supported parents visiting Chapel of Rest. Attended hospital to take clay hand and feet prints of precious babies after birth which were mounted in a frame and pencil drawings too, both offering a very special memory for parents to cherish forever.
I worked with two crematoriums in Cornwall, helping to create a new Remembrance Garden at Glynn Valley and designing a granite memorial then commissioned in Indian and shipped over to the UK to be installed at the Baby Garden at Penmount.
Numerous fundraising events were organised, raising awareness and valuable funds to provide services for bereaved parents.
Forget Me Not Charity You Tube Channel ....
Your Voice Matters (CIC) 2010 - 2018
Your Voice Matters Community Interest Company 2010 - 2018
I hesitated to include this on this page, as it had such a profound negative impact on my life, and I am on a new pathway now, looking to the future with positivity.
However, it was an important part of my life, one that I was extremely passionate about, that I entered into truly believing if I tried hard enough, I could make a difference.
I gave it my all, left no stone unturned.
A big part of my work involved meeting Health Ministers, MPs and senior staff at the Care Quality Commission 1:1, sharing with them the reality of life for those living in care homes, their families and challenges for care staff.
'Rights2Speakup4Care' was a campaign I launched in 2017, although the campaign itself began in 2010. I hosted an event in Parliament for Ministers and MPs, calling for amendments to the Human Rights Act, which followed on from my BBC Radio 5 Live debate and BBC Victoria Derbyshire TV show.
Alistair Burt MP, Social Care Minister 2017
"I want to thank groups such as Your Voice Matters for their work; Jenny Moore from that group came to me with her concerns."
Extract from Adjournment Debate 3 November 2016
Peter Heaton-Jones, MP North Devon
"I pay tribute to its founder and director Jenny Moore, who has done very good work in this area."
"Your Voice Matters has launched a good campaign called "Rights 2 Speak Up 4 Care". It has identified the issue succinctly."
"Something has to change. Recommendations from Your Voice Matters include legislation to close those loopholes and to give protection to all residents and their families."
In 2018 I closed Your Voice Matters following my Parliamentary event, when the painful realisation set in that I could not influence the change so desperately needed.
Your Voice Matters represented compassion, honesty, integrity, openness and trust. These qualities represent me.
You can read more about the work of Your Voice Matters on my web site, which continues to be kindly sponsored, proving a valuable resource of information for families and care staff.
I remain passionate and committed for causes close to my heart, and it is important to me that from my own experiences I continue to use the knowledge I gain, to help others and make a difference in the world.
My sincere and heartfelt thanks to
David Hogarth who showed belief in me, and kindly sponsored the domain renewal for the Your Voice Matters website, for families and care staff to have access valuable resources. David dedicates a lot of time and passion for elderly causes and is co-ordinator for Neighbourcare St John's Wood and Maida Vale.
Dedication to my good friend and colleague Ian Cresswell