SuperJosh Rock’s up at Fairfield Hospital
On Thursday we very proudly donated a Hospital Entertainment Package to the Children’s Ward at Fairfield Hospital thanks to everyone’s amazing support at our events at The Rock in Bury.
Teenagers in hospitals often fall in between two services – they are too old for traditional child entertainment, but need more stimulation than that which is provided on an adult ward.
Our entertainment packs are specifically aimed at children aged 13+ and are distributed within hospitals where we know teenagers can spend a lot of time having treatment. They contain items such as X-Boxes, TVs and iPads. We know that in providing these, we are filling an important gap that the NHS simply cannot fund
Linzi Atkinson, Marketing and Tennant Liaison Office at The Rock said “We are delighted to be able to donate this much needed entertainment package to the Children’s Ward at Fairfield Hospital. This has been funded through donations from our shoppers over the summer period to the Joshua Wilson Brian Tumour Charity via events at the centre.”
“It means a lot to us here at The Rock to be able to help people in the local community through our partnership with this charity and we would like to say a huge thank you to our customers and The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity for making this happen.”
Dawn Fidler, Mum and Founder of the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, said “Having spent so much time in hospital with Josh we know how important it is to fill this gap that the NHS simply cannot fund.”
“It’s amazing to be able to make this donation thanks to the kind support of The Rock Bury and their shoppers!”
“This package is extra special as this is the hospital where Josh was born.”
Pictured Left – Right
Dawn Fidler Founder of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity
Angela O’Neil Play Specialist at Fairfield
Linzi Atkinson Marketing & Tenant Liaison Officer
Shelley Owen Charitable Fundraising Co-ordinator for Pennine Trust
John Fidler – Josh’s Grandad
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity relies on the support of local people to enable to provide the services offered.
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, has raised over £250,000 since its inception.
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 in November.
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 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 www.joshwilson.org.uk and click on Please Donate Here