Joshua, 11, has won the Midlands Children of Courage Award for Fundraising 2016 at the St James’s Place Foundation annual awards. He was diagnosed with leukaemia last year but has since selflessly fundraised for CLIC Sargent, raising £5,000 for young cancer patients.
The glittery award ceremony held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, West Midlands is organised by St James’s Place Foundation and seeks to celebrate the courage, outstanding achievements and bravery of children, young people and their families and carers.
After six months of intense chemotherapy at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Joshua, from Tamworth, Staffordshire is now being treated locally and has recently started high school. During this time the family have been supported by CLIC Sargent Social Worker Sam.
Throughout this time Joshua has been selflessly fundraising for CLIC Sargent so that he can help other children like him.
This has included bucket collections at the Grand Central Train Station, having afternoon tea with the Mayor of Walsall, to raise awareness of childhood cancer and helping to organise a sponsored walk around Carsington Water, Derbyshire which he managed to take part in too.
Mr CLIC Sargent
His mum Vicki said: “I am so proud of Joshua and all he has achieved after everything he has been through.
“In fact, he has become know as 'Mr CLIC Sargent' as he is always talking about them!”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “We were all so thrilled to hear Josh’s great news – it is thoroughly deserved!”
Find out more
To find out how you or your company could organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org