Joshua Nurse from Pontiets, Carmarthenshire is celebrating his 16th birthday by becoming an Ambassador for us and drawing the winning tickets in our Summer raffle draw.
15 year old Joshua Nurse from Pontiets is the same age as Cerebra – and we have known and worked with him and his family since he was a baby. Josh was born with a rare condition called Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. It means that Josh is missing all the connective tissue that links the right and left hemispheres of his brain, which has resulted in Josh having learning disabilities and autistic tendencies.
It took a long time before it was recognised that Josh had a problem, but when Josh was finally diagnosed his parents didn’t know where to turn – until they found Cerebra.
Josh has also been a great help to the charity when we’ve needed him – he has drawn winning raffle tickets presented cheques to lottery winners and posed for photos for charity publicity. He’s attended prestigious events at 10 Downing Street and the House of Lords and was delighted when we nominated him for a Child of Courage Award at the Journal Awards ceremony a couple of years ago – and he won! Josh is such a pleasure to be with and he has touched the hearts of everyone who has met him.
Josh celebrates his sixteenth birthday in August and to mark the occasion we have asked him to become an Ambassador for Cerebra, On 31st July Josh drew the Summer Raffle and was officially welcomed as an Ambassador – as well as enjoying an early birthday celebration with charity staff!
Elaine Collins, PR & Marketing Manager for Cerebra said: “It’s been such a pleasure to have known Josh and his family all of these years and to have watched him grow up – he’s touched the hearts of everyone who has met him. He’s done so much to help raise awareness of our work and we’re delighted to make him an official Ambassador for us”.
You can find out more about Cerebra and their Ambassadors here.