SuperJosh News: Issue 19
Happy Wendesday and welcome to the latest issue of the SJ News!
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This weekend saw some of our supporters take to the mud and embark on the Tough Mudder challenge. There is no way we can better justice to the experience than Gill’s own words over on the CT Business Solutions blog which you can read here. Would they do it again? You’d better read it and find out!
Huge thanks should also go to Adam Smith and Paul Forde from 1 Power who stepped in at the last minute to help boost the numbers. Lu has a sneaking suspicion that they’re actually quite mental, and with a bit of persuasion we think we can get them signed up for 2016 too!
Tough Mudder was a brilliant experience for both me and Paul, it was the first time we had done something like this and it’s safe to say we would be doing it again! When we were struggling to go through the course we remembered why we were doing it, and made sure that we did every obstacle and raised as much money as possible for SuperJosh! I’m still actually trying to get clean! Even had to shave my beard off to get the mud out of it! Roll on 2016.
There are honestly no words – we have seen the pictures, we have seen the bruises – and we are SO proud of you and honoured that you put yourselves through it all for #SuperJosh! You are our heroes!
We will give you an update on the total funds raised from all entrants as soon as we can but latest indications show we’re just over £900! So thanks as well to everyone who has dug deep and shown their support to these crazy, lovely loons!
Well it’s almost time to finally reveal who the best driver in Bury is. Could it be you? Well, if you’ve not retaken your mock test with our friendly (and marginally sarcastic) driving instructor Graham Evans from GDT then there’s no way you’re going to. After all, you do have to be in it to win it!
And what is it? Well, the big prize is amazing – a track day with not one, not two but THREE insanely absolutely bloomin’ awesome cars to whizz around to your hearts content. Epic.
And all you have to do is drive around Bury for an hour, try not to hit anything and remember to mirror, signal and … what was that other thing now?
The Awards Night will now be taking place on 24th September at THE Chinese Buffet. Participants will be admitted as part of their participation fee, but additional tickets will be available for £10 per head. If you want to find out more – just get in touch with us via social media.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is childhood cancer awareness month and people all over social media are doing their bit. From gold ribbons on profile pictures, to changing their picture to a comic book hero (our personal favourite).
But why get involved? Simple, Almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. That’s ten every day.
The types of cancer affecting children are quite different from the cancers that affect teenagers and young adults (TYA); TYA cancers are different again from the types of cancer that typically affect adults aged 25+.
Thanks to investment in research and treatment, survival has increased dramatically over the past 50 years and four out of five young cancer patients can be successfully treated.
That’s all folks…
Well, that’s it for this week. We have lots going on behind the scenes so hope to be able to offer a bigger update in the next few weeks.
Remember to keep us in the loop on anything you are doing so we can shout about it for you. But, until next week, stay happy 🙂