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Witan cuts Jump fund charge to aid childbirth charity

Investors opening a Jump savings scheme with Witan Investment Trust in October and November will have the standard 1 per cent sharedealing charge donated to childbirth charity Tommy&#39s Campaign.

The Jump children&#39s savings plan is also sponsoring Baby Day on November 2 to raise money for Tommy&#39s.

Baby Day is also being supported by ex-Eastenders actress Lindsey Coulson, who until recently played feisty market trader Bianca Butcher&#39s mother Carole Jackson.

BBC&#39s Changing Rooms&#39 interior designer Laurence Llewelyn Bowen is also lending his support.

The event encourages parents to raise money by going “dotty” for the day with fancy dress and face painting. Last year, the Jump initiative raised around £30,000 for children&#39s charities.

Witan says its global growth investment trust offers low-risk consistent returns and is an ideal savings vehicle for any adult looking to save for a child&#39s future.

It is urging investors who are wary of markets in light of the financial effects of the recent terrorist attacks on America to remember that fluctuations in markets tend to be ironed out in the longer term.

Witan says it is confident that markets will recover and that those who invest over a 10to 15-year period can provide their children with a substantial nest egg.

Marketing manager James Budden says: “We are pleased to support this energetic charity which works tirelessly to reduce the heartbreak caused by complications leading up to and surrounding birth.”

Anyone wanting to take part in Baby Day can get a fund-raising pack at babyday2001@ tommys-campaign.org.

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