Simon Swims for SuperJosh
Simon Moult is doing a 1.5km swimathon in aid of Josh’s charity, the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity this Friday 15th of May at Abraham Moss Leisure Centre.
Simon, from Prestwich, suffers from cerebral palsy himself, and Simon’s Mum supported Josh at Elms Bank School.
Simon says “Josh was the real deal when it comes to super heroes. He was and is a true inspiration, he was voted Mancunian of the year 2014! All the money I raise from this swimathon 1.5 km will go to Josh’s charity, helping improve the lives of children with brain tumours & post surgery disabilities, through financial solutions for specialist equipment, house adaptations and advice.”
“I’ve got cerebral palsy. That’s unimportant in the grand scheme of things except I swim every day for three reasons – health – it does keep you fit after all, pain relief and, most importantly when I’m under water I feel like I’m flying and for one hour I can pretend I’m a super hero if I want to. (Keep that third reason to yourselves though).”
Dawn Fidler said “What Simon is doing for Josh’s charity is amazing, we can’t thank him enough for his efforts and for his great support to Josh when he was alive. Josh would be really honoured, proud and pleased that Simon is supporting us in this way – thank you Simon!”
Pictured is Simon Moult
To support Simon and his SuperJosh Swimathon, go to http://www.gofundme.com/swimforjosh
To watch Simon’s youtube about Friday’s swim, go to youtu.be/usSQ28DB53s
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 10 weeks ago.
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