Did you know that each year at the Conference ideasUK holds a charity raffle to support local causes?
Last year we raised over £500 for the Noah’s Ark Appeal. For 2011 our chosen charity will be The Joshua Foundation.
The Joshua Foundation was created in September 1998 by Sarah Cornelius-Price. It was named after her son Joshua, who was diagnosed with cancer in late 1996 and who subsequently died on December 4th 1998. The charity was initially formed to organise a single event for children to travel to London for an experience Joshua had requested for his fellow cancer sufferers. To begin with the charity was run from a spare bedroom and arranged a series of annual events to raise funds to organise holidays and experiences for children with terminal cancer.
The Joshua Foundation was launched with a 5km fun run/walk that raised over £16,000 and on January 17th, 1999, a huge party at Planet Hollywood, London, saw the first gathering of children from oncology units across the UK and was the beginning of TJF experiences.
Since the formation of the charity thousands of children and their families have been provided with holidays and experiences all around the world. Individual experiences range from family holidays to opportunities to meet favourite movie, sports and pop stars. They also pride themselves on the provision of high quality group events which have become the speciality of The Joshua Foundation. These occasions involve bringing together children with cancer and their families from all across the UK for the purpose of providing them with the opportunity to mix with other families similarly affected by cancer. These range from Breakfast with Easter Bunny/Santa, London Trips, Euro Disney Breaks, Halloween Parties and Lapland Day Trips at Christmas.
If you would like to donate a prize to our raffle, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s see if we can raise even more money in 2011 at our 25th Conference.