Welcome to Joshua's Trust!
Welcome to the official web site for Joshuas Trust.
Please take a moment to have a look around and discover what we're all about, what we want to achieve, and of course learn about Josh - a delightful young boy who simply caught a virus after his 1st birthday and was never the same since.
Joshua’s update- April 2013
It is with great sadness we have to inform you Joshua passed away peacefully on Wednesday 10th April 2013 at 5.40pm at his home surrounded by his family. He passed away after a long battle with pneumonia.
In true Joshua style he battled right till the end.
A full statement about recent events will follow shortly. However we now want Joshuastrust to live on in his memory and the focus will be supporting others/charities.
Our first fund raising project is selling memorial 'cheeky monkey' wrist bands in aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice who supported Joshua and our family which we couldn't have done without. We want to raise awareness of the work they do and say thank you.
Joshua’s update- June 18 2012
The BBC’s DIY SOS team have visited Joshua’s house and built him a special bedroom, equipped to meet his ever increasing medical needs. His room has a lift to bring him from the ground floor up into his bedroom. He has his own bathroom with a spa bath and a hoist going the whole length of his room, to give Joshua and his family the support they need with his personal care needs. Joshua can now access all parts of his home and garden.
The start of building Joshua's new Bedroom. Thanks to BBC's 'DIY SOS'
The Big Day! Day 10 of the build and Joshua's bedroom is finished!
Joshua, Michelle, Michael and Danielle together with the 'DIY SOS THE BIG BUILD ' Team
A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO: 'DIY SOS' and all the PEOPLE who kindly gave their time and energy helping with the build.
We can't thank you enough!!
The Aims of the Trust :
- To raise money for specialist equipment e.g. Communication Aid, computer and sensory equipment and help with his transportation needs for the future.
- To raise awareness to 'DYSTONIA' Joshua has severe Dystonia affecting the whole of his body.
If you can help in any way we'd be very grateful. You can make a donation using our 'Donate Now' facility.
Wristbands are now available through 'Joshua's Trust facebook page
Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site and for your support.
Events, Fund-raising, and Awareness
Make sure you checkout our Events page regularly to see what's happening and where. Raising funds for Joshuas Trust is very important, but so is awareness of the Trust, and Josh's condition. Had you ever heard of Acute Striatal Necrosis, Mitochondrial disease, Secondary Dystonia, or even treatments called Deep Brain Stimulation..? Why not take a moment to read about Josh and how his condition developed.
A BIG 'Thank You' goes to...
.. everyone who has/does/will be helping Joshuas Trust with awareness, fund-raising, and support. With your help and assistance our lives, and Josh's will become just that bit better. Make sure you visit our thanks page, and if you see a business or company listed that provides a product or service you might be interested in, why not give them a call. That would be our way of saying thank you to them.