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£1,335raised of £750 target by 61 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,335 to Raise Funds for Josh Nicholson

    Solihull, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 30th June 2017

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    Story

    Matt Nicholson has been a good friend of ours for over 20 years, mostly through many cold Thursday nights attempting to play football.

    Matt and his family, including his wife Vicky have been going through the worst time imaginable over the last few years caring for their son Joshua following his diagnosis with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in August 2014 when he was only 5 years old.

    He went through lots of treatment including a range of chemotherapies. During this time he had 3 episodes of acute pancreatitis as a side effect of some of the drugs used. His journey continued for 2.5 years and he was beginning to get his life back. Very sadly he became unwell in January 2017 and it was confirmed that he had relapsed and his leukaemia had come back. He had to have immediate high dose chemo which affected him really badly and he spent 8 weeks in hospital. He now faces radiotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant. Luckily, his baby brother is a match and is going to be his donor. Josh will remain in isolation until he is well enough to go back home. This could be at least 2 months if there are no complications.

    Both Matt and Vicky have given up work to be at his side. Matt is self employed which means there isn't much income at all coming in to help pay for their normal household bills, let alone the extra funds required for Josh's care up to this point.

    In addition to this, once Josh is finally allowed home his house needs to have adjustments made to keep him safe and well. His house needs to be thoroughly cleaned so there is no dust, he needs a new mattress and bedding and everything that is old needs to be cleared out so that their home can be kept as clean and dust free as possible.

    Chris Bartlam, Scott Goldingay and I will be completing the Wolf Run on Saturday June 3rd in order to raise urgently needed funds to contribute towards helping Matt and Vicky with all the costs required at this difficult time.

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    • Stephen Showell2 years ago
      Stephen Showell

      Stephen Showell

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Bart, Goldy and I would like to thank you all so much for your generosity. We have passed on all funds raised to Mat and Vicky so with the cash donations too I think the end total will be close to £1,500. This money really will help to make a difference so well done to you all! x

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    • Stephen Showell3 years ago
      Stephen Showell

      Stephen Showell

      3 years ago

      We did it! 1 hour 50 minutes too so we're happy with that. We had 'showered' by this point in case you are wondering why we look so clean. I can assure you all it was the most mud we've ever seen! Goldy and I are still sporting most of our numbers on our foreheads. They assure me it will come off. Bloody hope so as I'm starting a new job in a weeks time! Whilst it was tough it was nothing compared to what Josh, Mat, Vicky and Luke are going through so thank you again so much for all of the donations. Page is still open until 30 June XXX

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    • Stephen Showell3 years ago
      Stephen Showell

      Stephen Showell

      3 years ago

      Tomorrow's the big day! Bart (Chris), Goldy (Scott) and I would like to than you all personally for your amazing generosity. We've managed to more than double our original target so as of today we've raised £1,105. I've been in contact with Mat and Vicky recently and they'd also like me to pass on their heartfelt thanks to you all. This money will really help towards all the costs they still have to come. The page should keep accepting donations until the end of June so if you'd like to but haven't donated already then there's still time.

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    • Stephen Showell3 years ago
      Stephen Showell

      Stephen Showell

      3 years ago

      Josh had some great news this week to say that his bone marrow results are clear and he is in remission. Whilst this is fantastic there is still a long, hard road ahead. Thanks to your amazing support we have beaten our initial target of £500. Your donations will make such a difference to Josh and his family. There is still plenty of time to go until we complete the Wolf Run so we have discussed it and would like to increase our target to £750. Anyone that has not donated so far but that wishes to then please do so. Thanks so much! xxx

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    3 years ago

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    61

    • John Hall

      John Hall

      Jun 7, 2017

      We all hope that Josh will come through his set-back. Congratuations to you all for completing the run and raising funds to help Josh and his family.All at West Midlands Fasteners

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 7, 2017

    • Smoo

      Smoo

      Jun 5, 2017

      Well done lads, great cause. I hope everything goes well with the treatment. Smoo and fam.

      £20.00

    • Matt Fulford

      Matt Fulford

      Jun 5, 2017

      Great job fella's !

      £20.00

    • Dave Chamberlain

      Dave Chamberlain

      Jun 5, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jo Frost

      Jo Frost

      Jun 5, 2017

      £20.00

    • Wendy Showell

      Wendy Showell

      Jun 4, 2017

      Well done Steve and 2friends for your Wolfe run and all best wishes to Josh and his family.

      £20.00

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