Rapid Rochdale driver Steve Brown is aiming to raise awareness and funds for local charity Jolly Josh, by holding an exciting competition where one lucky person will co-drive in his Nissan Micra Kit Car at a rally in Wales in August. The 2021 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy BMW MINI champion will return to the sport of rallying this season and will offer the chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to anyone who donates to the Rochdale
Super Saver Thomas generously donated his pocket money (a whopping £54.46) to Jolly Josh, he told his Mummy (Naomi) that he wanted to help our children and their families. Thomas is in Sophie’s class at school (Joshua’s sister) and has supported our journey throughout, we think you’re a Super Star Thomas, thank you for being so kind! And we love your creative money box too! #fundraise #fundraiser #fundraising #thankyou #InspireInclusion #give #donate #connectsupportthrive #J
Curtis and his team from Link Fire and Security Services were yet again on site today with a 6am start, supporting the construction of our 'place to call home'. We absolutely appreciate their support; they've spent many long hours at Jolly Josh and we're very grateful! #Rochdale #Charity #Placetocallhome #SEND #SEN #PMLD #ThankYou #Donate #Volunteer
We're in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It's a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £1.500. Tesco customers will vote in all Rochdale stores and express stores from the first week in January 2022 and continue until 31st March 2022 to decide how much funding we get, so please don't forget to ask for your Blue token at the tills & support us next time you shop in Tesco. Please also encourage family and friends, the more votes we get the
Today I saw first hand how business is thriving in Rochdale, I had the pleasure of meeting Richard and his team at Crystal Doors, Gorrels Way, Rochdale. Richard explained they had recently been presented the Queens award to add to the Ten already received in the past year. It was lovely to meet such a happy team and to see how they are leading the way not only in bespoke vinyl wrapped doors and accessories but have set out to prove that even the smallest of companies can con
I had the pleasure of going to meet Graham Poole today and to do the draw for the Sir Henry Cooper signed boxing glove, donated by Billy Feeney. Graham kindly auctioned off the glove in memory of Peter G Cordwell. A staggering £3,000 was raised for Jolly Josh. Thank you so much to all that bought tickets your generosity will make a huge difference to our place to call home. Congratulations to RMS who won this amazing prize. #fundraise #fundraising #thankyou #donate #give #Roc
Congratulation to Gemma Crabtree who celebrated her 40th birthday at home with friends and loved ones. when asked what she wanted for her birthday Gemma said she just wanted everyone to come along have a great time & make a donation to Jolly Josh the Charity very close to her heart. Thanks to the generosity of all guests Gemma raised a staggering £2,000. The funds will be spent on construction of our Place to call home. Thank you Gemma for your continued support of Jolly Josh
Thank you to Samena and staff at Streamline Taxis for supporting Jolly Josh #thankyou #fundraising #fundraise #fundraiser #charity #donate #give #Rochdale #ConnectSupportThrive #InspireInclusion #KeyToOurSuccess #JollyJosh
It is with huge appreciation that we say Thank You to our Jolly Josh fundraiser who gave himself the ultimate challenge of running a huge 10K EVERY DAY for 50 days! We're very grateful for his efforts, in doing so Aidan raised an amazing £1625 for our charity. The funds will all be spent on the construction of our 'place to call home', find out more here. Pictured: Aidan Gleeson (left) with James Kelly, Joshua's Daddy and Jolly Josh Volunteer #thankyou #fundraising #fundra
We're so very grateful to each and every fundraiser, sponsor and volunteer who help Jolly Josh and this weekend we've a very special group of people to thank... PLASTERING PROGRESS! Volunteers have spent this sweltering weekend plaster skimming our ‘place to call home’ Our friend Jess is a professional plasterer, and a member of the online Plasterers Forum, she put forward the story of Jolly Josh to the forum and received amazing support from the community. In recent years, t
Rishworth School kindly held a Pirate themed day for Comic Relief Day 2021, based on our logo. Children in Heathfield had a fun filled day and all whilst raising an incredible £625 for Jolly Josh! These funds will be spent on the construction of our accessible, inclusive 'place to call home,' which we are currently building in #Rochdale Thank you to Rishworth School, the teachers, pupils and their families for not only raising awareness of our local #charity but for also r
We are extremely grateful to receive a huge £1000 donation from Rochdale Round Table, it was a pleasure to meet Chairman Jonathan Houghton and John Barton at the construction of our 'place to call home.' "Rochdale Round Table are happy to support Jolly Josh. Carole and the Jolly Josh team are doing a remarkable job and we can't wait to see their new home/facility open for families to use and enjoy. We wish them every success." We are currently building our fully accessible
On 19th May 2020 Team Jolly Josh put out a plea on our social media for a volunteer bid writer. The charity up until now has been managed and functioned solely by volunteers (with the exception of Emma, our volunteer play worker who gained a paid role from 2018 to February 2020). At Jolly Josh we are a small team of volunteers, proudly making a huge impact on those we support, however we needed an expert in this field... And, along came Lucy! Here's what she has to say... "
To celebrate #VolunteersWeek we'd also like to introduce another #JollyJosh volunteer, we're #sayingthanks to Helen of Brand & Content. Helen has worked extremely hard on a voluntary basis to create and support our website! I am limited in my technical abilities so I contacted Helen who offered her professional support, the time and effort which Helen has put into our website (and in to teaching me) clearly shows, we are thrilled and very proud. It is always a 'work in pro
Meet another fantastic #JollyJosh volunteer... "Having lived in London for years my husband and I decided to move back to the area to have our son. I soon realised that having left my career and friends I now knew no one in the area and although there were lots of baby groups it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to make new friends.
I came across Jolly Josh on Facebook Josh’s story and Carole's vision really resonated with me, having felt so lonely with all the support
Meet another#JollyJosh Volunteer “My name is Ann, I have been volunteering for Jolly Josh since the 28th of March 2018.
I am 64 years old, originally from Milnrow, now living in Rochdale.
My working life has been spent in many customer facing roles before retiring in 2015 following the untimely death of my eldest daughter Natalie at the age of 29. Her death left a massive void in my life. Coincidentally it was a friend of my daughter who introduced me to Jolly Josh by forward