SuperJosh News: Issue No. 18
Well here we are again, another Wednesday and apparenly it’s autumn. What happened to that Indian summer we were promised? Hope you are having a good week so far and that all of our younger thumbraisers are having a great time back at school. Why not send in some of your infamous “in front of the door” photos? We’d love to share them.
Thank you and Thumbs Up!
As you know we were chosen (by public vote) to be the charity of the year at The Rock, and even though it’s not been long since we partnered with them they have already raised £500! Over their 5 weeks of summer our team were based in The Rock and generous customers and passerby’s handed over their pennies to our collectors.
Thank you to everyone for your generosity and coming to say hello – especially on the colder and wetter August days! And thanks to everyone at The Rock for lending us your support.
The funds they have raised are going to be used to purchase a much needed toy package for Fairfield Hospital’s Paediatric Unit, so has been put straight back in to helping the local community.
We know The Rock have set themselves a target of raising £10,000 by June next year – so watch this space for more updates.
We also want to give a huge thank you to our friends over at the Spinners.
Tuesday night was the annual SuperJosh Charity Basketball Game in which our beloved Lancashire Spinners took on the mighty USA Select – and won!
The match was the second time the Spinners have hosted a fundraising event for us, and it was another huge success.
Manager Ken Masser told us how important the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity is to him and his players and how much they enjoyed the game and atmosphere.
Ken also said: “It’s a pleasure and an honour for us to host an annual charity game in support of the Super Josh Charity. He touched our lives and the Charity game is one of the first things in our calendar and the first event we plan each season. I hope we can continue to support such a brilliant cause each year. The charity does such terrific work and we’re proud to play our small part.”
The match was a close and competitive one, with the Spinners taking the game 74 to 71. There’s a full match rundown with all of the technical elements (because we’re not really experts and they are) over on the Spinners Website
The turnout was fantastic and raised over £700 for us, as well as providing some top class entertainment as always.
So, a huge thank you to the Lancashire Spinners, their worthy opponents and everyone who attended! Thumbs up for you!
ASDA Green Tokens
Don’t forget if you are shopping in ASDA Radcliffe then pop you green tokens in the #SuperJosh box. Why not send us a selfie while you’re at it?
Thanks to ASDA for including us in your community work for this month.
How we can help
Did you know that part of the support we are able to provide, thanks to your donations and contributions, comes in the form of a £200 hospital expenses grant.
This is available to all families of children with a brain tumour under 25 in England and Wales and can cover things such as expenses (we all know how expensive hospital car parks can be!), meals, petrol, travel, accommodation … whatever is needed. It can all mount up even over the shortest of stays.
If you want to find out more about how we can help you or someone you know please get in touch.
Well it’s come round fast but it’s Tough Mudder on Sunday, and our thumbraisers are looking forward to it. Well, looking forward may be the wrong word, but they’re game … maybe.
It’s been a long few months of training and preparation and now we’re on countdown. If you haven’t already, and you want to then you can sponsor Team Arnott here. Or support all of our tough mudders right here. That includes Andy Smith from 1 Power who has joined the team at the last minute. Welcome on board and thanks for taking part!
Thank you to everyone who has already donated – we will keep you updated with how they get on! I am sure there will be LOADS of very muddy pictures.
We are also on the look out for any other willing victims who would be interested in joining our team. We have two spaces that have become available at the last minute. If you are interested please get in touch (you can email Lu on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0161 883 2213). Places are already paid for, so it seems a shame to see them go to waste 😉
Car Boot Sale
If you haven’t already seen our posts we are holding a car boot sale at Tescos in Bury on Sunday 27th September. If you want to book your place it’s just £10 for cars and £15 for vans and you can pay here.
The best bit is that 100% of the proceeds from the entrance fee is going to the Charity (that and it’s an 8.30am start for setting up – so you can still have your Sunday morning lie in!).
Are you the Pride of Bury?
It’s a little over a week now until the Pride of Bury Award nominations close and our judges have to get their thinking caps on.
Don’t miss out on the chance to nominate someone you know if they are your hero. It doesn’t matter if they are a family member, a colleague or some bloke you know from the local youth group. We want to hear about the people who are making a difference in Bury so we can shout about them and give them the recognition that they deserve!
You can nominate online at www.prideofbury.co.uk – give us as much information as you can, and remember to leave your details. These won’t be passed on to your nominee, we won’t tell them you nominated them, but we may need to get in touch with you if we need some more information.