At the age of just 3, Joshua was diagnosed with Hepatocellular Carcinoma, a form of rare liver cancer. A disease that isn’t usually found until adolescence, that was not only in his liver but had also spread to both kidneys. This had never been seen before and Joshua hadn't even been ill up until 2 weeks before his diagnosis. Unfortunately his battle didn’t last long, the disease was too aggressive and spread too fast to even give him a chance. Four weeks later on the morning of 18th November 2017, Joshua took his very last breath in his Mummy and Daddy's arms.
Despite their heartbreak, Joshua's amazing parents and their family and friends have set up the Joshua Lancaster Foundation aiming to help patients with cancer and terminal illness and also the families of those affected. They were helped by similar charities whilst in hospital and want to put their energy into helping as many children and families that are going through the terrible ordeal they endured during Joshua’s short illness.
My son is a pupil at the school Joshua attended and we therefore thought it only fitting that we chose the Foundation to be supported by Harry & Bella.
To find out more please visit www.thejoshualancasterfoundation.org
Since being a little girl I've always wanted my own shop, one that sold stationary was my dream. There was a shop near my nursery that sold pens, pencils, stickers and rubbers and I loved going in with my Mum. I guess Smiggle beat me to it.
So here I am, wondering what else to have in my 'shop'. As a Mum of a not so little boy and a quite little girl, I'm always trawling the shops and the internet for different outfits and gift items, without paying a fortune. Like most Mums, the money I used to spend on outfits and shoes for myself now goes on my kids. My daughter now has a larger shoe collection than my once considerable one!
So Harry & Bella was born. We will trawl the internet and the suppliers for you, trying to find different and unique items for the little people in your life.
And of course each item comes approved by my very own 'Harry and Bella', the little people in my life 😉