Friends and family join 10-year-old Josh for Crohn's fundraiser

Tara O'Connor

A 10-year-old boy battling Crohn’s Disease was supported by friends and family at a fundraising day on Sunday.

Josh Moxom, of Boyn Valley Road, was diagnosed with the chronic condition this summer.

The event took place at Larchfield Community Centre and included nail painting, cakes and crafts.

The fundraising day was organised by his cousin Jody Clarke and raised £300 for charity.

The 26-year-old said: “I had organised something like this for Cancer Research and Josh asked me to do one for Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

“I’m so thankful to everyone that helped and companies that donated prizes.

“We’ve already said we’re going to try and do more things like this.”

Josh said his favourite part of the day was running the raffle with grandad Steve Bannister.

He said: “I would do it again if anyone asks.

“I think it shows people it is not what’s on the outside that counts it’s what’s on the inside.”

Mum Amy Bannister said the reception to the event was ‘brilliant’ and she was surprised how busy it was.

“I think it helped Josh realise that he might have this disability but he can still carry on and party,” she added.

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