SuperJosh helps Bury schoolboy Stewart
Team SuperJosh have helped the family of fellow Bury boy, Stewart Sheridan, with a grant towards the costs a wheelchair-adapted car, enabling Stewart to travel with his family rather than relying on ambulances for transport.
Stewart Sheridan, who is 10 and from Limefield, Bury, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour earlier this year.
Stewart’s family are obviously keen to spend quality time with Stewart and the arranging of transport when they want to go anywhere impacts on the plans they are able to make. The new van, which will enable the family to all travel together, will make a massive difference to the whole Sheridan family.
Bury-based Active Dance, which has more than 700 members, held a 24hr dance-a-thon back in February to help raise money for the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity to enable them to help Stewart and his family.
Dawn Fidler, Mum and Founder of the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, said “The reason Josh and I set up the charity is precisely to be able to help children and families like Stewart and the Sheridans. I am so pleased that the team from Active Dance brought their amazing fundraising talents to help us help Stewart. ”
“Thank you to everyone who danced, who sponsored, who donated, who organised or who ‘taxied’ dancers – we really appreciate your support!”
Nicola Cleaver from ActiveDance said “We are delighted we could help a local charity to help a local boy! Our pupils and teachers worked extremely hard to make the dance-a-thon the huge success if was and we are hoping to work with the #SuperJosh charity again in the near future. Supporting local charities is an integral part of ActiveDance “
Michael Sheridan, Stewart’s Dad , said “In the few days we have had it, the van has already made a massive difference to Stewart. Thank you to SuperJosh and his charity and thank you ActiveDance“
Pictured – Stewart’s Dad, Mick with the wheelchair-adapted van
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