Maxine Glover helped set up the Joe Glover Trust in memory of her eight-year-old son Joe who died of cancer in August 2006.
Now a trustee of the charity, Maxine said: “Having been through this, I’ve seen first hand what help is desperately needed by families in this dreadful situation. I realise how valuable it is to provide support for the parents of very sick children and I hope to provide families with real help, especially understanding what is needed and what is not provided by other charities.”
Who we are
The Joe Glover Trust is a Hampshire based children’s cancer charity working with families and specialist children’s cancer units across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, East and West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The Trust was formed in 2007 following the death of eight-year-old Joe Glover to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. We are run by parents who have first hand experience of these life changing events.
We believe no child suffering from cancer or their family should ever feel alone.
What we do
We are dedicated to improving the quality of the lives of children and their families affected by cancer. Because we are a small charity we can react quickly to provide direct help to families when they most need it. Whether it is helping with transport costs to and from hospital appointments, assisting with childcare costs, providing a much needed holiday during a child’s last months, or buying a concert ticket so a child can see their favourite band, we want to make a positive contribution to their lives and, if we can, introduce some fun and laughter along the way.
A major initiative has been the launch of the IT suite at the children’s cancer unit on the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital where we equipped every bed with its own television, wireless keypad, laptop and Xbox. This has been so well received by children and parents alike that we are now rolling this out to the Children’s Day Ward.