The charity won the Highly Commended award in the Community Impact category at last year’s Made in Bury Business Awards and won the Commended award in the same category two years in a row in 2016 and 2015.
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity was created on Josh’s 13th Birthday in 2013, by Josh and his Mum Dawn, launching The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity with the aim of helping other families living with childhood brain tumours and post-surgery disabilities. Since it’s creation they have raised over £450,000 and have helped over 1,490 families.
They have recently been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a prestigious award that recognises exceptional voluntary work carried out by charities and community groups all over the UK.
The Queen’s Award was created in 2002, to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.
An email from Buckingham Palace said; ”The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee.”
“The award represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, will feel immensely proud of the recognition this award represents.”
Founder of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, Dawn Fidler and her grandmother were invited to attend a Buckingham Palace Garden Party on June 5, with the award being presented at a ceremony in Manchester in August, by one of the Queen’s Lord Lieutenants.
We look forward to The Joshua Brain Tumour Charity presenting another fantastic business with the Motoring & Transport award at this year’s Made in Bury Business Awards.
Keep up to date with local events and fundraiser by visiting their website -http://www.joshwilson.org.uk/