Construction begins on new children’s cancer support centre

Posted on May 13th, 2019

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A ground breaking ceremony has signalled the start of construction works for a new Support Centre at The Joshua Tree in Sandiway, Cheshire.  The Joshua Tree charity has appointed John Turner Construction as main contractor for its new facility.

The new Support Centre will provide an appropriate and much needed environment for families, featuring a multi-functional activity room, counselling suites, soft play and sensory equipment, a games room, office facilities, an outdoor play area and landscaped gardens boosting the charity's family support service.

The Joshua Tree was founded by Lynda and David Hill in 2006 after their son was diagnosed with leukaemia. The charity provides counselling, therapy and educational support to children and their families affected by cancer.

Lynda and David Hill said: ‘we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last 13 years to enable us to celebrate today as we break ground and look forward to opening the doors of our new support centre next year. We have really appreciated your patience and continued belief in our vision to support families affected by childhood cancers.’

Paul Hamlett, Contracts Manager for John Turner Construction said: ‘we are looking forward to working in collaboration with The Joshua Tree, to create a fantastic facility, for children and their families, and are happy to be involved with such a worthy cause.’