Carole Kelly

Founder of Jolly Josh & Teacher

I am Carole Kelly, Sophie and Joshua's Mummy. I am Founder of Jolly Josh. ​ I am a primary school teacher and I became my sons full time carer in May 2016 until he found peace in August 2017. I found that there was a huge gap in the system in order to enable families of disabled children and children with special needs to connect with one another. I therefore created 'Jolly Josh!' with the help of an outstanding team, in the hope that we can bring families together, to share experiences, exchange information and eliminate isolation. As you can see from the photographs, Joshua was incredible, my beautiful, brave boy, we treasure the memories that we made and miss him dearly. We hope that his legacy will help to inspire inclusion for children and their families.