Jolly Josh – a charity set up in memory of Joshua James Kelly
Jolly Josh is a local charity based in Rochdale that provides dedicated peer support and safe spaces for children, families and carers of children with disabilities, complex and special needs. Jolly Josh was set up by devoted mum Carole in September 2017, exactly one month after her son Joshua James passed away at just 15 months old.
Within the first year of opening, Jolly Josh welcomed 63 families and 23 professionals from the NHS, other charities and services, enabling children and families to connect, support and thrive.
Thanks to your amazing support, Jolly Josh is expanding and in November 2019, we found the perfect place to call home.
We can't wait until the building works have finished so we can welcome our families to our new specially designed facilities in Castleton.
While our plans are well under way, we still need your help to achieve our completion date.
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In the news
our latest news
The Soup Kitchen Provide Support For Jolly Josh Families During Lockdown
Temporary Closure Of Our Sessions as of 19.3.2020
Jolly Josh Founder Awarded Rochdale's Woman
of the Year