Each year over 4000 children are diagnosed with cancer, and every day is a chance for you to help us make a difference in supporting them and their families.

The Joshua Tree, supporting families from across the North West and North Wales, has always depended on charitable donations to help families with the care and support they need. How can you help?

Leave a Legacy

We understand that loved ones and family come first in your Will, so any gifts we receive are greatly appreciated.

By leaving a legacy to The Joshua Tree, no matter how big or small, it will contribute towards the integral income we rely on to provide the on-going Family Support Service and research to help to ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time for families affected by childhood cancers.

Every gift is appreciated, no matter what size.

How your legacy can make a difference

Your gift will help us to continue to provide tailored services to the specific needs of the family members affected by childhood cancers. By means of emotional, academic and practical support to help ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time.

Including The Joshua Tree in your Will

To include The Joshua Tree in your Will you will need to state the full charity address and registered charity number.

Charity address: The Joshua Tree, Dalefords Lane, Sandiway, Cheshire, CW8 2GW Registered charity number: 1114000

If you already have an up-to-date Will but would like to add a gift to The Joshua Tree, you can do this very easily by completing a form called a  codicil. The codicil should be stored safely with your Will or given to your solicitor to store.

To avoid the risk of inconsistencies between the original Will and codicil, it's a good idea to check with a solicitor that this codicil will fit with your existing arrangements. If more extensive changes are required, or if you would like to leave a percentage of your estate to The Joshua Tree, we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor.

Give the gift of an experience

Families affected by childhood cancers often miss out on family fun experiences while undergoing treatment and during their recovery.

We try to change this by offering family experiences to allow them to spend quality time together and make a memory. Donations of gift experiences whether it be a trip to the cinema, or white-water rafting really make a difference.

Costa Coffee Donations

In support of our families, we are reaching out for donations of Costa Coffee vouchers. On average a family can visit hospital up to three times a week during their child’s treatment and taking a simple refreshment break at the coffee shop within the hospital can be a real benefit as well as a cost.

"A simple pleasure makes all the difference."

Gift Aid Donations

Gift Aid gives you an extra 25p for every £1 you donate and is an income tax relief designed to benefit charities. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by 25%, because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – at no extra cost to you.

The process is really simple... All you need to do is fill out a Gift Aid Declaration (GAD) form. This is a statement from you to the charity confirming that you want to donate through Gift Aid and receive tax back on your donation.

Your donations won’t qualify for Gift Aid if they’re more than four times what you’ve paid in tax that tax year. If you stop paying enough tax at any point, you must let us know.

For more advice or information on legacy giving, please contact the Income Generation Team directly on 01606 332858 or email fundraising@thejoshuatree.org.uk