Past and Present Fund Raising

Zip wire challenge raises £550

The challenge included rock climbing, abseiling and two zip wires.

Zip wire challenge raises £550Chloe Mitchell (Joe’s godmother), Scott Mitchell and Dave Brett (Joe’s godfather) set out on the challenge on a day that did not stop raining.

Chloe came up with the idea even though she has a fear of heights, after someone pulling out Dave stepped in with a few days to go and came down from London.

Everyone enjoyed the event regardless of the weather which was done in true “Joe Way” style.

Claire, with kids and others cheered them on. Well done to you all……

Hendra's Staff raise £2,000 in Joe’s name for Precious Lives!

Hendra Holiday Park fund raisers ready for the offHendra Holiday Park's official 2008 Charity Precious Lives



Staff and friends from Hendra Holiday Park used pedal power on Sunday to raise another £2,000 for the Precious Lives Appeal in the name of Joe Way

The appeal is to raise money to build a children’s hospice in Cornwall, for children similar to Joe and their families for respite and support. Joe Way was the little boy that touched many hearts, and the son of Hendra’s Holiday Park Manager Matt Way.

The riders totaling 19 including children, completed the Wadebride – Padstow circuit of the Camel Trail, raising money from sponsorship from collogues, friends and family. Hendra Holiday Park’s Charity Organiser, Sophie Burgess is hoping this will be the first of many events for Hendra’s nominated charity.

Joe gives £3000 to the Ronald McDonald House Bristol

The Way family donating to the Ronald McDonald House BristolLocal Newquay boy Joe Way has been given a helping hand to sponsor a room for parents at the RMH in Bristol where his mum, dad and sister stayed.

Joe spent over six weeks of his four and half month's admission in Bristol's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. In all he spent the best part of 18 months in hospitals and currently needs round the clock care at home.

We decided as a thank you from Joe, to raise £3000, to sponsor a room at the Ronald McDonald House which provides accommodation and supports families during these difficult times.

To learn more about the charity go to or contact Denise Johnson-Carr on 0117 908 1375

Donation for children’s unit December 2006

Donation to Treliske Hospital Truro CornwallThe family of young patient, Joe Way from Newquay, have handed over a donation of more than £6,200 to the children’s unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Joe's family have received tremendous support from local fundraisers and businesses to raise £6,200 over the last three months to help the children's unit install an air conditioning unit in the paediatric high dependency area.

Joe's dad, Matt, explained, “Joe spent over four weeks of his four and half month admission in the high dependency unit, before he was transferred to Bristol’s Intensive Care Unit.

We decided as a thank you from Joe, to raise enough money to install air conditioning to help the staff and families to be more comfortable.”


John Simmonds running in the Portsmouth fun runA disabled Newquay toddler has received specialist equipment thanks to a family friend who braved terrible weather conditions to raise funds.

Three-year-old Joe Way was born with Angelmans syndrome which has left him severally disabled. Now, thanks to John Simmonds, he has a special buggy which can be used for short trips or whilst he is waiting for wheelchair renewals.

He also has a sensory projector and bubble machine for his bedroom. Joe's grandad, Sid, and his uncle, Andy Larder, who is a police officer in Portsmouth, also raised £500 by doing local discos and children's parties. Joanne Larder and her sister, Carole Todd, also donated their commission from selling chocolate over Christmas.

Claire Way, Joe's mum, said: "The £1,100 which has been donated by our Portsmouth family and friends has really benefited Joe and so many people have contributed who have not met him or us. It is a real comfort that Joe inspires people, even when he has not met them. His fight has been a real inspiration."