Past and Present Fund Raising
Zip wire challenge raises £550
The challenge included rock climbing, abseiling and two zip wires.
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
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!
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
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
Local 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
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
To learn more about the charity go to www.rmhbristol.com or contact Denise Johnson-Carr
on 0117 908 1375
Donation for children’s unit December 2006
The 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
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.”
FAMILY FRIEND RUNS TO RAISE CASH FOR TODDLER 14th Feb 2007
A 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."