This is a short statement on behalf of Josh Charles and his family.


The last few weeks have been incredibly difficult for us all. Cancer is a hidden monster that does not discriminate and turns up when least expected and ruins lives. We absolutely appreciate that we are not alone when it comes to life changing illness.

What we didn’t appreciate however is all the love, support and kindness that has been given to us by so many different people. From people that we have known all our lives through to people that we don’t know and have never met.

Josh’s friends have been absolutely amazing – a special thanks is extended to each and every one of them.

Our thanks also goes to Simon Boultwood, Chairman of Ongar football club for approaching The Bone Cancer Research Trust and us and including us all in tonight’s Cup Final Match. 

Finally a huge thanks to every single one of you at the match. Whether you’re here to support Ongar, Buckhurst Hill or indeed Josh.

Thank you all from the bottom of our Hearts. We are truly, truly humbled by all the support.

You will never know how much it means, you will never know how much it has and will continue to help.


Your ticket money £5, half the money going to Josh and his rehabilitations and the other half being donated towards the trust.

Friday 4th June 2021 (KO: 7.45PM)
Charles Charity Cup Final
Buckhurst Hill vs Ongar Town

Parkside (Aveley FC)
Park Lane
South Ockendon
RM15 4PX

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