FAMILY and friends of the Bradshaw family came together at the weekend for two reasons for a party.
Shannon Bradshaw would have celebrated her 18th birthday on Tuesday and it is 10 years since the charity The Shannon Bradshaw Trust was formed following her death.
The former Sacred Heart Primary School pupil died aged seven after being diagnosed with bone marrow condition aplastic anaemia in 2002.
Parents Patti and Alan Bradshaw, of Reaper Close, Great Sankey, started the charity after helping other families with money that had been raised for them while Shannon was in hospital.
Since then family, friends, celebrity patrons and volunteers have worked tirelessly raising cash to help children with life-threatening conditions and their families.
Patti, said: “When we started helping people, we never thought we would become a charity helping so many children and the charity becoming our life.
“It’s great to be able to help people but there’s so many people that need thanking and without the support of the people of Warrington it would not have been possible.”
It follows a long line of fundraisers which has helped a number of children from the town and paid for a holiday caravan in Blackpool for families with poorly children.
Patti, who marked Shannon’s 18th with a family meal and releasing 18 balloons into the sky, added: “Over the years I think buying a new wheelchair for eight-year-old Lewis Carpentier was the most proud achievement as we did it so quickly.
“We managed to raise £8,500 so he could have it on Christmas eve and it transformed his life.
“People don’t realise it’s the little things that can change a child’s life and can also help the whole family when you can give a child a little bit more independence.”
The charity is now looking forward to helping more people in Great Sankey when they get the keys to the Shannon Bradshaw Trust Community Centre at the new police station with a grand opening expected in March.
It is a pleasure to announce that HTS GROUP in Runcorn have chosen our charity as their charity of the Year!
Thank You so much from everyone at the Trust….
The charity was overwhelmed to recieve a cheque for £200 from Asda in the Cockhedge Centre, Warrington.
Thank you to Nicola Ormsan for all your support.
Our Many thanks go to everyone at the Warrington West District Scout Council for their very kind donation of £211.80.
It came as a lovely surprise, so thank you from everyone at the trust. 🙂
Well done to Rob Lane, Garry Noon and Kev Dawson for completing the 5km Santa Dash.
Very exciting times ahead, we have been offered from the Council a Community Centre!! It will be called
THE SHANNON BRADSHAW COMMUNITY CENTRE.
we will be inviting the elderly to come and enjoy 2 afternoons a week for get together’s and lunches, bingo and in the summer time enjoy some gardening,
also a mums and tots group, and a drop in for the ‘in-between age group’ 13-17yr old’s… we will be providing Breakfasts, lunches and a snack bar, and a whole lot of other activities.
things to look forward too….
growing our own vegetables with the help of young and old, Crafts, hair and beauty, bringing the whole community together!!
Watch this space for lots more coming your way.
A huge thank you to Mandy King for putting the charity forward to her company Gartner and for their very kind donation of Match funding.. a total of £786.
Thank you from everyone at the Trust….
On behalf of everyone at Shannon’s Trust I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone at
Nationwide for choosing our Charity for their Community Match Scheme and for the wonderful donation of
And also shortlisting our charity to be in with a chance of receiving a further £500.
THANK YOU from everyone.
Would like to say a very BIG, BIG THANK YOU to Jan & Alan from the Crown & Cushion,
Barry Roberts and his daughter Danielle and all the staff for helping to raise an outstanding amount of just over £4000 from their Family Fun Day!
Absolutely AMAZING!! Thank You all so much.
A big Thank you to Paul Humphries and all the golf team for supporting the charity, They raised a fantastic amount of £370. from the day, and an auction at the night time at the Sportsman’s arms in Penketh