A short while ago I met the crew at the Joshua Tree; a very happy bunch who bring a lot to families who are suffering from the effects of cancer. The work they do is so important. They are very aware that although one member of the family is ill, all of the family are suffering. Their support to these families is great and they want to do more. Their aim is to fund and build a house which will allow those affected to take a break from all of the unwelcome difficulties that this illness brings. In their own words:
“The Joshua Tree set out to create a world where children and their families who have been affected by cancer and leukaemia can go on holiday just like other children – free or risk of infection and isolation.”
It is planned that up to four families will be able to use the house at any one time, with the ability to be as private as they wish.
To support them Melody Smith Animation has created an animation for their recent ‘Star Awards’ ceremony which you can see here.
We will also be working with some of the Joshua Tree families to create some animations with them so look out for those too.
We hope that you watch the animation to find out more about their work and can find the resources to make a donation towards building the house using the link on the YouTube page to their ‘Just Giving’ page.