Recently we went to the Hollybank Vets’ fundraising day in aid of The Joshua Tree, a local children's charity. The Joshua Tree's fundraiser very kindly let me hold the Olympic torch which they carried in the torch relay. It was surprisingly heavy! The Joshua Tree aims to provide short breaks and support in the Cheshire countryside to families of children who have battled with cancer or other immune-suppressing illnesses. The charity has been chosen as the North West regional finalist in the Persimmon Homes 40th Anniversary Competition to win a house worth £250,000. You can vote every day here to help the Joshua Tree win a house, and the competition ends on 20 September.