Shannon Bradshaw Trust
  • 20 Reaper Close,
    Great Sankey,
    WA5 1DX
The Shannon Bradshaw Trust has offered practical support for sick children and their families across Warrington and the North West since 2002, providing equipment and specialist services.

Shannon Bradshaw Trust

Charities in Warrington - Reg. Charity 1113368

When Patti and Alan Bradshaw experienced first hand the impact that having a child with a life-threatening condition had on their family, they resolved to help others who have sadly found themselves in a similar situation.

The Shannon Bradshaw Trust was founded in 2002 and have been working tirelessly to help sick children in the North West ever since. These vital funds have offered relief and care to sick children, young people and their families through the provision of support, equipment and specialist services.


The trust have provided:


  • Special beds
  • Games and toys
  • Personal Needs
  • Short break holidays
  • Wheelchairs and ramps
  • Specially adapted soft toys
  • Specially adapted car seats
  • Adapted baths and shower cradles
  • Special Needs swings and bike trailers

The trust have also offered support for other organisations including The Aplastic Anaemia Trust and The Anthony Nolan Trust, as well as promoting the importance of becoming a blood donor. The Shannon Bradshaw Trust are based locally in Warrington and operate primarily in the North West.

Patrons of the Shannon Bradshaw Trust include celebrity Kerry Katona, ex boxers Nigel Benn and Frank Bruno, reality TV celebrities Mario and Lisa, radio presenter Pete Pinnington and actor Steven Arnold to name but a few.





Shannon's Story

Shannon Bradshaw was diagnosed as having a life threatening condition called Aplastic Anaemia after being admitted to Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool in 2002. She had just had her seventh birthday and before her diagnosis was a healthy, happy and vibrant little girl.

Shannon and her family were told that a bone marrow transplant was her only hope of a cure. As there was no suitable donor on the register, Shannon's Aunt Jackie organised blood donor clinics throughout the North West. Following this almost 7000 people registered with the Anthony Nolan Trust, an organisation which specialises in matching patients with suitable bone marrow donors.

Unfortunately, by the time a perfect match was found Shannon was too ill to have the operation and sadly passed away on 17th July 2002, just 5 months after her first diagnosis.





How Can You Help?

There are a number of ways to get involved and help the life-saving work of the Shannon Bradshaw Trust:

Register for an event - If you have any spare time during which you could offer assistance at a Shannon Bradshaw Trust fundraising event, your help would be greatly appreciated. You can get involved as a sponsored participant or a valued volunteer. You can find out more about future events by visiting the Shannon Bradshaw Trust website.

Set up a fundraising page - If you're running a marathon, doing a sponsored skydive or organising any other kind of fundraising event the Shannon Bradshaw Trust would love to hear from you.

Make a donation - All donations to the Shannon Bradshaw Trust are very gratefully received and go directly towards providing practical assistance for children with life-threatening conditions. You can easily make a donation via JustGiving.

Fundraising for companies - There a plenty of ways that local companies can help charities and benefit from Tax Relief. See the Shannon Bradshaw Trust website for more information.


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