Tributes have flooded in for a former board member of the Salford Red Devils.
The club posted a message on their social media page on Twitter: “Salford Red Devils are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former board member, Dawn Fiddler. Our thoughts are with Dawn’s family and friends at this sad time.”
Salford Red Devils are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former board member, Dawn Fiddler.
Our thoughts are with Dawn’s family and friends at this sad time.
— Salford Red Devils 👹 (@SalfordDevils) January 9, 2022
Former and current players also paid their tribute to a “wonderful woman”, with now Hull FC star Josh Griffin writing particularly from the heart: Gutted to hear this news, Dawn was a Special lady who did amazing things with the @SuperJCharity in memory of her son Josh. The worlds lost a good lady.”
Gutted to hear this news, Dawn was a Special lady who did amazing things with the @SuperJCharity in memory of her son Josh. The worlds lost a good lady, 💔 https://t.co/znj39CoWLT pic.twitter.com/MDwK6I5RSz
— Josh Griffin (@joshogriffo) January 9, 2022
The #SuperJoshCharity helps children with brain tumours, disabilities and others and continues Josh Wilson’s legacy.
This powerful excerpt was taken from the charity’s website: “In 2004 Joshua was three and a half years old and was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour. Life-saving surgery to remove the tumour left Josh with serious post-surgery disabilities. Josh’s parents Dawn and Colin, began a new journey, bringing up their boy who now had complex needs, bringing costly challenges and difficult battles to fight to ensure he had a positive and happy life.
“Almost ten years later on Josh’s 13th Birthday in 2013, Josh’s mum Dawn, launched The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity with the aim of helping other families living with childhood brain tumours and post surgery disabilities.
“From Christmas 2013 Dawn and Colin were told seven times in 11 months that their son only had 48-hours to live. Josh defied all odds, earning his nickname SuperJosh and he turned 14 in August of 2014, but he sadly died later that year (November 2014).
“Since his passing, Dawn and Josh’s other family and friends have maintained their commitment to his Charity and continue to help children, young people and their families in his legacy.
“It’s an amazing journey and to date we have raised over £900,000 and have helped over 1,900 families thanks to our wonderful supporters and the generous help of the public.”
Our thoughts are with Dawn Fiddler’s friends and family during this tough time.