SuperJosh News: Issue 22
Hello and welcome everyone to the latest issue of the SJ News! Hope you have your cuppa (and a biscuit … or two) to hand because we have lots to tell you about this week!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the SuperJosh Van!
A few weeks ago our SuperJosh Van went to meet its maker. It was a bit of a blow as Dad uses the van to pick up bits and pieces and run our stock etc around town. However, thanks to Mike Prince and the team at RRG Nissan in Bury they found a way to get us a new one.
RRG and a number of other local businesses have all clubbed together to sponsor the van for us.I think you’ll agree it looks absolutely amazing!
We are so honoured and grateful and can’t believe the support everyone has provided. Thank you so much, and when you see Dad out on the roads give him a wave!
Our amazing sponsors are:
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On Thursday we had lots on. First of all we headed straight in to Bury to see what was happening down at Student Night. It was so nice to meet some new faces and bump in to the Key 103 bus team. Thanks to everyone who came down, it was a brilliant (and very busy) few hours.
We then packed up and rushed over to The Village Hotel where thebestofbury were holding their biannual Big Bury Business Expo! We were delighted to be headline sponsors of the event and it was a great turnout. Thanks to everyone who came over to find out more about the work we do, and to everyone who bought raffle tickets on the night. We raised a grand total of £505!
Also a massive thank you to Clare and Luke who ran the Bournemouth marathon in aid of Josh’s charity this weekend. We’re looking forward to seeing your photos and sharing them with everyone!
And finally for this week thank you to everyone at the Warehouse Project – in the first two weeks of the season they have managed to raise a whopping £1,257!!!
Here to help
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve talked about some of the ways we help families, but not all of our help us financial giving. One of the really important things to me about Josh’s Charity is that we can help and support families using all the learnings, challenges and experiences that we’ve been through during the 11 years following Josh’s diagnosis.
We work with families providing help, advice and support as well as financial and grievance counselling, complimenting professional support with real family experiences. This can have a huge impact on a family when they need an extra bit of support.
On Friday 16th October we will be taking part in Bury’s Light Night. This is always a fantastic event for the whole family (regardless of the weather) and we hope to see lots of you out and about taking in the sights. Don’t forget to pop on over to say hi if you get a chance.
On Saturday 17th October we will be at The Mayor of Bury Charities Race Night, taking place at the Parish Centre at Guardian Angels RC Church on harvey Street. Tickets are available via our shop and are now on sale.
That’s all folks…
Well that’s it for another week. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the van and if you see it before 10th October take a photo and post it to us on social media. Best photo could be in with a chance of winning a free tank of petrol for their car, courtesy of the fab guys at RRG Nissan Bury!