Joshua Tarrant Trust is a Haverhill based charity, supporting children with brain tumours and their families.
The charity was founded in January 2017 by Joshua’s parents, Sean and Denise Tarrant. Joshua was diagnosed with a brain tumour in July 2004 when he was just 8 years old. He battled bravely for a further 8 years, but sadly lost his fight aged 16 years and 8 months in April 2012. Sean and Denise with the support of family and friends initially spent 4 years fundraising through an annual golf day. Following on from this success they set up Joshua Tarrant Trust.
Joshua Tarrant Trust are honoured to have become the fourth charity partnership for Brainbow and have already signed contracts with the NHS. We will be funding a Specialist Teacher, a Service Delivery Manager and an Administration Assistant. We take over from Camille’s Appeal, who closed their charity in August 2016. They were one of the original founder charities along with Anna’s Hope and Tom’s Trust. Providing rehabilitation for children with brain tumours is very close to our heart. While Joshua was receiving treatment, we had a glimpse of how valuable it could be to so many other children.
Joshua Tarrant Trust organises many events throughout the year to fundraise including an annual Golf Day, a 2.5k and 5k Walk and a Casino Night. Our most recent successful event was a Soul Music Night. Along with a team of dedicated trustees, Sean and Denise Tarrant aim is to continue to fundraise and help provide rehabilitation for children with brain tumours.