About The Harry Johnson Trust
Harry had recently had his seventh birthday when he began to feel unwell. He didn’t seem particularly poorly, but complained of tummy ache and he looked tired and pale. Harry was still running about and playing with his friends at school, but after a few days a trip to the GP saw the sudden and immediate start of nine months of continuous stays in hospital, endless rounds of chemo, numerous surgeries, dozens of blood and platelet transfusions, and enormous courage.
Harry was full of fun, adventure, laughter and love. His Mum Sally stayed by Harry’s side throughout, and it was during this time that the idea for a local children’s cancer charity first came to mind. Whatever the outcome, Sally and Harry’s Dad Stephen wanted to do something to help other children and teenagers who were cared for by the children’s oncology team in Telford.
When Harry died in July 2014, the donations made by family and friends at Harry’s funeral allowed his family to establish The Harry Johnson Trust.
Sally, Stephen and Harry’s brother Eric (who was also Harry’s best friend) began by using a little bit of their own experience of having a child with cancer to offer support to others, and the charity has grown ever since. Although we are only small, the trust aims to provide whatever individual children or teenagers need to make things just a little bit easier for them during treatment.
We work very closely with the hospital ward to make sure the right young person gets the right help at the right time.
The Harry Johnson Trust is run by volunteers – 100% of money rasied goes to fund our projects.
Our logo is called Sooper Frog, and is from a drawing Harry did not long before he died. Harry loved all things superhero, and so his very own design, which represents all the superhero children we support, was an obvious choice of character for us to use. In fact, the original drawing found us! Not long after Harry died, Harry’s Mum was tidying up and the picture was smiling up from a collection of Harrys things, and so it was meant to be.
Where does my money go?
Where do I send my money to?
You can donate directly to The Harry Johnson Trust at
Donations can also be made via cheque or cash.
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The Harry Johnson Trust
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation, fundraised or
provided help for our projects.
Your support and generosity are very much appreciated.