Insight start SuperJosh fundraising year with a smash!
Insight UK, who are based in Manchester, are one of the UK’s leading providers of IT products and services. Insight UK chose The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity as their charity of the year for 2015.
They have many wacky fundraising initiatives planned for the year but have started their campaign with a £2,000 donation to the charity, which has funded the purchase of a Teenage Entertainment Pack for the Young Oncology Unit at The Christie.
The North West has some of the best care and treatment available for children and young people, but often teenagers struggle to find things to interest them whilst on long stays on wards designed for slightly younger children or for adults. One of Josh’s lasting legacies will be the Teenage Entertainment Packs that his Charity aims to be able to provide for every Hospital in the North West.
The teenage entertainment packs contain TV’s, XBox’s, DVDs, Books, Games etc and other items aimed at teenagers rather than younger children.
Insight UK’s Sales Director, Christian Sait said “This year teammate Chris Hardy presented the Josh Wilson Charity and the team were blown away be the dedication of Dawn and her team. We are looking forward to working on various events to raise money and awareness throughout the year.”
“As a start for the year, Insight have donated £2,000 allocated to the Christies Hospital as part of the SuperJosh Teenage Entertainment Packages to hospitals. We are delighted to be able to make a difference.”
Dawn Fidler of the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity said “As a family who have spent long periods of time with a teenager in hospital, we are aware that hospitals cannot provide everything. Our aim is to supply a Teenage Entertainment Pack for each hospital in the North West. This amazing donation from Insight has enabled the purchase of one such pack. Thank you Insight!”
Penelope Hart-Spencer, Play Specialist and Paediatric Support Coordinator, at The Christie said
“The entertainment package has brought so much happiness to our patients and given them lots of things to do and look forward to doing whilst on treatment. The range of games, DVDs and consoles was superb. The items were carefully chosen to be age appropriate and our patients are thrilled with them. We thank Dawn and the team at The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and the team at Insight for their kindness and generosity and for thinking of our patients here on the Palatine Ward”
For more information about The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and ways you can get involved and help supply more Teenage Entertainment Packages, please visit www.joshwilson.org.uk or email is at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured L to R are:
Chris Hardy, Insight UK
Steph Freestone Insight UK
Scott Freestone Insight UK
Emma de Sousa Insight UK – UK Managing Director
Dawn Fidler – Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity
David Fletcher – Inpatient
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity relies on the support of local people to enable to provide the services offered.
Joshua was 3 ½ when he was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour. Life-saving surgery to remove the tumour left Josh with serious post-operative complications.
On Josh’s 13th Birthday in 2013, Josh and his mum, Dawn, launched the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity with the aim of helping other families living with childhood brain tumours and post-operative complications. The charity, The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, went on to raise £100,000 in its first year of existence.
From Christmas 2013 Dawn was told seven times in eight months her son only had 48 hours to live. Josh defied all odds, and turned 14 in August of 2014 but sadly died in November.
Since his passing, Dawn and Josh’s other family members have maintained their commitment to his Charity and have remained active and engaged with all of the charity’s supporters.
To make a donation to the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity you can: –
Donate by text: To donate £5 right now, text SJBT13 followed by £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070
Donate online: visit www.joshwilson.org.uk and click on Please Donate Here