SuperJosh remembered and celebrated at GMP Divisional Awards

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SuperJosh remembered and celebrated at GMP Divisional Awards

SuperJosh remembered and celebrated at GMP Divisional Awards

Dawn Fidler, Mum of Joshua Wilson aka SuperJosh, and founder of the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, has won the Community Award at this year’s Greater Manchester Police Divisional Awards.

 The awards, which were held at The Fusilier Museum, Bury, on January 29th, celebrate commitment, achievement and effort in the Divisional area.

 Dawn was nominated for the Community Aware by GMP Bury Response Officer, Alex Keen.

 Alex Keen said “I nominated Dawn for the courageous battle both her and Josh have fought and for their charitable work that will prevent many more families having to go through the same.”

 Dawn Fidler said “I was shocked when Alex told be that he had nominated me for the award!

It was on the day we were scattering Josh’s ashes at Salford Reds, just typical of Josh to send one of his Policeman buddies around on such a poignant day.”

 “I would like to say a special Thank you to Chief Superintendent Chris Sykes & all his team at GMP Bury for this award, so proud to have my boy and our charity work recognised.”

 Pictured is Dawn with her award

Dawn GMP

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 10 weeks ago.

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 find our more, go to our website or email us at

 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 and click on Please Donate Here

For more information contact Dawn Fidler on 07548 991 609 or at


Notes to Editors:

The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, registered charity number 1151518, exists to provide help and support for families living with childhood brain tumours and post-operative complications.

The three main aims of the charity are: –

  1. To raise money to enable us to support children who have or have had a brain tumour & their families with, with special focus on those who also have post surgery disabilities.
  1. To provide Entertainment Packs specifically for teenage children in Hospitals in the North-West, comprising items such as X-Boxes, TVs and iPads
  1. To provide advice, guidance, potential support, and a Changing Friendly “Thumbs Up” rating system to public places which offer any kind of assisted changing facilities for older children rather than babies

The Charity’s Patrons include Manchester Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy; Managing Director of the Warehouse Project, Sacha Lord-Marchionne; and Salford City Reds Rugby star, Adrian Morley.

 The charity exists purely on donations from the general public and hopes to increase on its first year achievements going forwards.

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