SuperJosh News: Issue No.3

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SuperJosh News: Issue No.3

Hello and welcome to the third issue of the SuperJosh News.  Apologies for the delay in getting this edition up and running for you this week – but technical issues means we’ve fallen a little behind.  Oooops!

After last week’s mammoth issue I have to say this week there is slightly less to report – but it’s all still super special!


This week we are dedicating our Thumbraisers section to someone very special – Simon Moult from Prestwich.  On Friday 15th May Simon, who suffers from cerebral palsy, did a swimathon at Abraham Moss Leisure Centre in honour of our charity.

Simon said he did the swim because “Josh was the real deal when it comes to super heroes. He was and is a true inspiration. 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).”

Sorry to let the cat out of the bag on that one Simon.

Simon raised over £200 by swimming 1 mile (64 lengths in 70 minutes!) so a huge thank you and thumbs up.

There is still time to sponsor Simon if you wish to, just go to the Go Fund Me page.

2015 05 11 Simon Moult PR Photo

Here to Help

We’re delighted to say that this week we have another help story we can share with you. The family of Lauren Parry have recently been given a post-treatment holiday grant by the charity.  Lauren was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September 2014 and underwent surgery in November of the same year.

In February this year Lauren was undergoing a six week radiotherapy course at The Christie, which is when Dawn got in touch with the family to offer support services and the much needed grant.

Craig Parry, Lauren’s Dad, said “I want to thank Dawn and the Joshua Charity for all that they have done to support our family. The grant has helped us treat Lauren to a well-deserved family holiday but the emotional support has been just as welcomed.”

“Things like this rock your world.  We hope and pray Lauren is on her way to a full recovery.  We are so very grateful and look forward to doing some fundraising for Josh’s charity in the future so that we can help the charity to be able to support other families like us. Thank you!”

Dawn Fidler said “I am so proud of the legacy my amazing boy has left behind, enabling us to support families like Lauren’s.  We are delighted to have been able to offer them this chance of a holiday at the end of her treatment and look forward to hearing all about it!

Other news

Now you can’t possibly have failed to notice that Woodstock Bury takes place TOMORROW!!!!  You might have guessed, we’re ever such a little bit excited about it all.  Thanks to everyone who has been Tweeting photos of the Woodstock banners using the #JoshFest – keep it up!

We can now confirm the running time for the event will be as follows:

Main Stage Band Running Times

Ohasis 8.25pm to 9.50pm

Molly Bloom 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Jimmy Tweed & the Roaches 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Mr G’s Blues band 4.05pm to 5.05pm

Trouble iz 2.50pm to 3.45pm

Le’Zar 2.00pm to 2.30pm

Xavier Jacques 1.30pm to 1.55pm

The Jackson Kay Band 12.15pm to 1.10pm

 Village Hotels Family Tent

 DJ Lee Worrall 7.00pm to 8.00pm

DJ Phil (Molloys) 5.45pm to 7.00pm

Robbie Williams Tribute Act 5.00pm to 5.45pm

DJ Dags (Molloys) 4.00pm to 5.00pm

DJ Milch (Molloys) 3.00pm to 4.00pm

DJ Easy (Molloys) 2.00pm to 3.00pm

DJ Adrian (PW Entertainments) 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Tickets are still available, so you can purchase online or just pay on the day.  Either way, we look forward to seeing you and for those that can’t make it – we will do a proper write up in next week’s edition for you!

You may recall that last week was the 10th annual Forever Bury Beer Festival and we had a great time with our stand.  Figures so far show that £1,676.70 was raised so a huge thanks to everyone involved, especially Dave for organising such a wonderful few days.

Those of you with eagle eyes may have noticed a few Bury Business Fair banners cropping up around town.  The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity is proud to sponsor this event, which is going to be the North West’s premier business fair and will be held on 18th June at the Drill Hall in Bury.  We will have a super-sized booth at the event so please make sure you pop it in your diaries and come on down to say hello – and meet some of the businesses that support us on a regular basis.

Brain Tumour Fact

Did you know that every year around 450 children in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour?  Survival rates for childhood brain tumours in the UK are among the lowest in Europe.

That’s all folks…

That’s all from us this week.  Stay tuned to Twitter to find out the latest news on Woodstock Bury and all the other happenings over the week and we will see you again on Friday.

No really, it will be Friday next week.  😉

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