SuperJosh News: Issue No. 4
Welcome to the SuperJosh News!
This week has been another crazy and fast one and before we knew it, it was Friday again. Surely someone changed some days around this week – it only seems like minutes since issue 3!
As expected, the majority of this weeks’ news is focused on the amazing success that was WoodstockBury, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…
This week, we’re delighted to announce that the new Mayor of Bury has chosen SuperJosh as one of her chosen charities.
It was an honour to meet Cllr Stella Smith and her Consort Husband John Smith on Sunday when they came to say “hi” to us at WoodStock Bury and we’re thrilled to have their support for our future fundraising adventures.
Now that WoodstockBury has passed us by, you’d think we’d be putting our feet up and having a calm June. Calm isn’t really in our vocabulary and relaxing really isn’t our style, so instead we’ve got a host of exciting events in the pipeline:
Where can you find Mark Ronson, Fatboy Slim, Labrinth, Grace Jones, The Wu Tang Clan, Rudamental and a host of other world class acts in one place? Other than on the best iPod in the world?
Parklife 2015 of course!
It’s just a week away and we could not be more excited if we tried (and believe me, we’ve tried).
As ever, a massive thanks to our Patron Sacha Lord Marchionne and all of the WHP and Parklife Team- a Huge SuperJosh Thumbs Up for all of your support!
The Midsummer Party
Tickets are now available for the Midsummer Party. We’re being hosted by the fabulous people over at the Queen Anne Pub in Unsworth on Saturday 20 June, and it’s going to be spectacular.
We’ve got bands, a barbeque, and tons more going on. Tickets are on sale now for just £5 (with under 12’s flying in for free).
The Northwest Premier Business Fair
Thursday 18 June marks the first ever Northwest Premier Business Fair. We’re both proud and delighted to not only sponsor the fair, but we’ll also be exhibiting there.
As you can see, there’s free admission and access to some of the best and brightest local businesses. Come to network, come to find local tradespeople and services, or just come for a wander around – but whatever you do make sure you come and say hi!
Of course, the biggest news this week is the astounding success of Woodstock Bury.
Over 700 revellers came to enjoy the food, music and fantastic atmosphere along with the hosting services of the Woodbank Cricket club.
Our first thanks must go to Woodbank who did us proud. Not only did they allow themselves to be completely disrupted by us descending en masse but they did it with huge smiles and generosity!
In an interview with the Bury Times, Martyn Ward, chairman of Woodbank Cricket Club, said: “Our first music festival was an ideal opportunity to join forces with the ‘Super Josh’ family to raise funds for the charity. Furthermore, the charity is one that is local to our cricket club which made our decision that much easier. The concept of being able to assist a children’s charity, no matter how small that contribution, is satisfying to say the least.”
Massive thanks must also go out to all of our sponsors, everyone who helped out on the day and donated their time, and everyone who attended the event.
You can see the full write up here but it’s safe to say we had the most amazing day, and we promise it is only the beginning – watch out Michael Eavis, we’re coming up behind you!
Here to help
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity exists to help children whose lives have been changed forever by their diagnoses, along with supporting their families and loved ones.
With that in mind, it’s an absolute honour that we’ve been able to offer a grant to Lauren Parry and her family.
Lauren aged 19 from Greater Manchester was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September 2014, and underwent surgery in November of the same year. The diagnosis came as a complete shock, and it was as Lauren recovered from her surgery and radiotherapy at The Christie that we decided to contact them.
A post treatment holiday can not only give a poorly child something to look forward to, but can be a hugely well-deserved respite to the family who have been at their side. It was our pleasure to offer Lauren and her family such a holiday and they’re just awaiting the results of the radiotherapy treatment before heading off for their well-deserved break in sunnier shores.
Craig Parry, Laurens’ 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!”
Meanwhile, 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!
Brain Tumour Fact
Did you know that of the £500m spent on cancer research in the UK every year, less than 2% is spent on brain tumours?
That’s all Folks,
Thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed this weeks’ news and we’ll see you next Friday for some more. Don’t forget to let us know what you have been up to and we will be happy to shout about it!