Joel Prince Starlight Fund

'Joely Wiglet '  - Born: 30/04/2012 - Passed away: 25/01/2015

Dear All,

Welcome to this webpage in memory of our angel, Joel. The most heroic little boy we have ever known.

Our gorgeous 2 year old son was diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid/ Rhabdoid Tumour, AT/RT, on his spine on 10th July 2014. This resulted in compression on his spinal cord causing loss of sensation and movement from his waist down. After an amazing life-saving operation, the tumour was removed. The Rhabdoid tumour is a very rare, fast-growing, aggressive, malignant tumour and so treatment needed to be started straight away. Joel needed to have 9 sessions of intensive chemotherapy, one every 2 weeks, and 6 weeks of radiotherapy under general anaesthetic, Monday to Friday. 

On the eighth cycle of chemotherapy Joel developed a serious lung condition and was rushed to intensive care where he was put on a ventilator for nearly two weeks. He slowly recovered and finally came home on December 13th following a clear result from the MRI scan. We all had a wonderful Christmas and Joel was doing really well. He had worked so hard to regain some of the movement in his lower body and had started to crawl again, as well as standing and taking a few steps.

Then in mid-January Joel started to deteriorate rapidly and on January 23rd Joel had to have an emergency MRI scan which revealed 2 more tumours had grown on his spine. Sadly, Joel had lost his battle and passed away on Sunday 25th January at home.

Joel brought so much brightness and joy to us all in his short life. A child, unlike any other, whose smile would light up the room and melt the heart of anyone who saw him. He was intelligent beyond his years, had an intensely caring nature and whose last wish was for those he loved to "Be Happy". 

One day a child will recover from this awful disease, sadly for us, that was not our Joel. We have decided to try to bring some hope to those children and families who find themselves going through the same ordeal. The money we raise will be going to support research and clinical trials for Spinal AT/RTs as there are currently none to support this rare type of childhood cancer.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor CCLG and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charitys behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. It means so much to us and our family that together we can help to find more ways to beat this disease.

Please give generously.

with love to you all,

The Prince family


For more information on fundraising efforts please visit the website or find us on facebook

Total donations: £18,766.23



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Good luck on Saturday!!

Kelly Woodland


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Good luck to everyone doing the Color Obstacle Rush race on 1st July 2017. Sorry I can't make it!! xx



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Steve and Tara Wright


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)




From Hannah and all the team at Andrews Property Services and Service Centre




Always in our thoughts, always in our hearts.

Rhys Buckley


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Heard so many wonderful things about Joel, a very special boy

Danielle Mitchell & Family


What an amazingly brave family you all are. Card & stamp money donated to a much better cause. Thinking of you so often and sending lots of love. Danielle xx

Alex Robertshaw


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Steph ornstein


Our Christmas card and stamp money..better off in your charity xx


The amount raised above includes the total raised on linked pages where there is a common charity. To see what the charities which this 'Someone special' page supports have each raised from direct donations, see the charity totals below.


Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Total raised: £18766.23

Working together to beat childhood cancer Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group is a leading children’s cancer charity and the UK and Ireland’s professional association for those involved in the treatment and care of children with cancer. Each ...

Melanie Abrahams

Total raised:
£1095.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Melanie Abrahams

Total raised:
£3288.62 (excl Gift Aid)

Spartan Airsoft

Total raised:
£125.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Chris Blanden

Total raised:
£1317.20 (excl Gift Aid)

Rebecca Brockway

Total raised:
£210.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Rachel Clarke

Total raised:
£841.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Martin Cooke

Total raised:
£335.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Lucy Horler

Total raised:
£481.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Joe Howe

Total raised:
£561.00 (excl Gift Aid)


Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)


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