Photos ‘on the Throne’ raise cash for SuperJosh
Hatfields Volvo, Bury have come up with a novel way of raising money for the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.
The dealership, based on Manchester Road in Bury, won a nationwide Volvo dealership competition to win the ‘hosting’ of Throne from Game of Thrones in the showroom in advance of the new series on Sky Atlantic in April.
Neil Cameron, General Manager of Hatfields, Bury said “Having already supported the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour charity through ‘Movember’ last year, it seemed fitting to use this opportunity to support the charity again”.
The Throne was set up in the showroom with a backdrop, lighting and a few props supplied by MASH AV, and in exchange for a donation, customers were given the opportunity to have their photo taken sitting on the Throne, by professional photographer Mark Gibbons.
Hatfields enjoyed a steady stream of visitors over the two days many of whom took up the offer of the photo, and raised a staggering £860 for the charity.
Dawn Fidler of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity said “I was excited when I heard of Hatfield’s plans. Look at this set-up, it’s amazing, Josh would have loved this!”
“I offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone at Hatfields, to Mark Gibbons and to MASH AV for their support and their generosity. We can support more children like Josh using the money raised”
Pictured L to R with The Throne are:
Neil Cameron – Hatfields, Bury General Manager
David Syddall – Hatfields Bury, General Sales Manager
Dawn Fidler – Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity
Alex Reynolds – Hatfields Bury Sales Controller
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 & Joshs Dad Colin were 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
Notes to Editors:
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, registered charity number 1151518, exists to provide help and support for families living with childhood brain tumours and post-operative complications.
The three main aims of the charity are: –
- To raise money to enable us to support children who have or have had a brain tumour & their families with, with special focus on those who also have post surgery disabilities.
- To provide Entertainment Packs specifically for teenage children in Hospitals in the North-West, comprising items such as X-Boxes, TVs and iPads
- To provide advice, guidance, potential support, and a Changing Friendly “Thumbs Up” rating system to public places which offer any kind of assisted changing facilities for older children rather than babies
The Charity’s Patrons include Manchester Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy; Managing Director of the Warehouse Project, Sacha Lord-Marchionne; and Salford City Reds Rugby star, Adrian Morley.
The charity exists purely on donations from the general public and hopes to increase on its first year’s achievements going forwards.