Community urged to help Josh

Josh Dawson and his sister Steph Burns
Josh Dawson and his sister Steph Burns

JOSH’S family and friends are determined to get him to Legoland and have lined up a range of events to fulfil his dream.

Michaela said: “It’s his biggest wish in the world, he is Lego crazy.
“He deserves the world because of what he has just been through and what he is about to go through.”

Family friends, cab driver John Rogers, 45, and his wife Joanne, 40, also from Seaton Carew, have planned a number of fundraisers to get Josh on his way.

John, whose daughter Lilli-Jo attends school with Josh, said: “He has got a really hard fight ahead of him.

“Josh is an absolutely brilliant boy, he is round our house all the time.

“We need the community to get behind us and help this lovely little lad.”

John and Joanne, a wedding photographer, are planning a race night at The Schooner pub from 7pm on November 24.

John, who has been given a “Please help Josh” sign by town firm Clockworks, which he displays in the back of his taxi, is taking part in Movember by being sponsored to grow a moustache throughout next month.

The Lawson Road resident, whose customers have also been pledging money towards the campaign, said eight other men have pledged to take part in Movember in aid of Josh and they will all be present at the race night.

They have also been pledged £500 by the Mason’s Magic charity, which gives treats to children suffering from brain tumours.

Tickets for the night cost £3 and are available by calling John on 07775905778 or by emailing

People can also sponsor his Movember efforts this way.