Tottington Co-op co-operates with £400 for SuperJosh
Staff at the Co-operative store in Tottington have been raising money in memory of Bury’s own SuperJosh for his eponymous charity, The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.
Staff held a number of events to raise the money: a raffle for a hamper; a ‘Dress as a Superhero’ weekend; a book sale; and a bag-pack.
Staff and customers supported the fundraising and raised £400 and the money was collected by Josh’s granddad, John Fidler, who is one of the charity’s most active supporters.
Bridget Johnson, Team Leader at the Co-operative store said “The SuperJosh charity is a great local cause and we were pleased and proud to do our bit to help in raising money. We had fun and raised a great amount!”
Dawn Fidler said “We are very grateful for the support we continue to receive for Josh’s charity. There are so many other families facing similar situations to those we faced and we are happy that Josh’s chairty enables us to support them. Without this kind of fundraising from within our community, that support would not be possible.”
“Thank you Bridget, Michelle and the rest of the Co-operative Team.”
Pictured are Michelle McCrudden, Team Manager at the Tottington Co-operative Store and John Fidler, Josh’s Granddad
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, 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 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