May 24, Tia swam 100 lengths (2,500m) at Bury Leisure Centre to raise funds for Josh’s Charity to help her very brave and amazing little friend, Ava.

Tia met Ava, who is in the reception class at her school in September and they have formed a lovely friendship.

Through spending time with Ava and visiting her during treatment, Tia has been amazed and inspired by her bravery and decided she wanted to raise money for this wonderful charity who she knows support Ava, her family and many others.

Tia’s mum Erica, said: “She did really well. It took 1 hour 30 mins and she said seeing Ava there really helped her keep going for the last few lengths.

“She certainly enjoyed the feeling of finishing and knowing she had achieved so much for charity.

“Tia, along with the rest of our family, are now a keen supporters of your charity and has already said anything she does in future will be for SuperJosh!”

Tia has smashed her target and has raised more than £1,000 to help Ava and other families that we are supporting with financial support and counselling.

We are very proud of her, and want to say a huge thank you.

You can donate to The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity by simply texting SJBT13 followed by £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070.