So 2017 saw us raise just over £11,000 with the help of various supporters throughout the year which was amazing and I would like to thank all of our fundraisers for their generous efforts.
Together you helped us provide either a gift or financial support to 56 children and their families, this was the highest so far and 2018 has started just as furiously
If you are looking at taking part in a personal challenge or any kind of fund raising event this year then please think of us, we cannot continue without your valuble support.
On the 20th March the Trust held their AGM to discuss the objectives for 2016.
The main topic of conversation was centred around how the money raised is to be spent. The charity was originally set up as it was Joseph’s personal wishes to provide gifts and financial support to children and their immediate families in times of need.
We were also looking at getting the ‘butterfly bus’ on the road to provide respite services to families. This matter was discussed at the AGM at great length and it has been decided that at this moment we are not in a position to facilitate this, and we have decided to revert back to Joseph’s wishes and look to proactively spend some of the funds this year directly with the families in need.
Not only are we looking at providing the children with personal items eg lap tops, ipads etc but in addition offering help to respective families with financial support which could include unexpected bills, additional travelling costs etc. These are sometimes things that we all take for granted but for families trying to cope with a sick child and all the upset that this entails it can add additional stress and worry.
The Committee would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far and we are continuing with our fund raising over the coming year.
If anyone has any ideas or would like to get involved then please contact us.
I am pleased to announce that Motorpoint Derby have adopted the JCT as their official charity partner, and will be undertaking various fund raising activities to help get the first "Butterfly Bus" on the road.
I am pleased to say that Castle Donington College are again undertaking a memorial walk on behalf of the JCT as we approach Joseph's Angelversary.
This will now become an annual event and I am thrilled that the children still want to remember him. It will be an extremely emotional day for me but I will be there in recognition of my gratitude. Thank you - Tracy