Joshua's Wish founder defends handling of charity's finances

The founder of a Cardiff-based children's charity which was forced to close this week has told ITV News she is devastated.

Sarah Cornelius Price set up Joshua's Wish 15 years ago, in memory of her young son who died from cancer.

Dozens of teenagers are trying to salvage a dream trip to Australia they'd booked for this summer.

"I think it's probably fair to stay to them that their trip isn't going to happen" says Mrs Cornelius-Price. She blames recent media reports about an unpaid tax bill for the charity's decline, and defended the handling of its debt.

"I dealt with the bereavement by setting up this charity and doing what we've done for the past fifteen years.

"This has been like bringing the bereavement back again for me and my family"

"We've been subject to abuse this week... all kinds of allegations"

"We've got caravans where we've managed to secure holidays for those families. I want the public to know that we've got fifteen families with children with cancer who are still going on holiday this summer."

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Joshua charity closes

The founder of a Cardiff-based children's charity which was forced to close this week has told ITV News she is devastated. Dozens of teenagers are trying to salvage a dream trip to Australia they'd booked for this summer.