BURY FC’s shirt sponsors, PaySec and tappit, have chosen to donate their 2017/18 season ticket allocation to the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.

The tickets will go to a number of different members and supporters of the Bury-based charity, also known as SuperJosh, as well as rewarding the behind-the-scenes team.

The charity was set up by Josh's parents in 2013 to help children and their families who have brain tumours and post-surgery disabilities, but relies on the support of the public to enable them to provide the help and services offered.

To date, they have raised over £510,000 and have helped over 1,500 families.

Dawn Fidler, Josh’s mum and the co-founder of SuperJosh, said: “We are so proud be working with Bury FC and are amazed at the support from their front-of-shirt sponsor.

“We are Bury born and bred. Josh loved being mascot on the pitch and meeting the players.

“It will be amazing awareness for his charity as well as bringing new relationships and opportunities for fundraising to help us help more families in his legacy. Thank you to everyone at the club and from PaySec and tappit for all their support!”

When Joshua Wilson was three he was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour and life-saving surgery to remove the tumour left him with serious post-surgery disabilities.

From December 2013, Josh's parents were told seven times in 11 months that their son had only had 48 hours to live.

He died in November 2014, aged 14, however the charity have continued his legacy by supporting families all over the North West.

Rob Groombridge, CEO of tappit, said: “We're very proud to be able to contribute to the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity through our association with Bury FC and congratulate Dawn and the team at SuperJosh for all their amazing efforts."

To find out more about The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, please visit http://www.joshwilson.org.uk/.