Each year we choose a different charity for Jellypark to support – previous years have included The Sick Children’s Trust and Little Havens Children’s Hospice. This year we are raising money for the Willow Foundation, a charity that provides special days out for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds. It was established in 1999 by former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife Megs in memory of their daughter who died of cancer at the age of 31.
We will be selling our charity digital stamps again and I will be selling some original art on ebay as well as signing up to do another sponsored 10km walk with Fiona along Southend seafront (though she doesn’t know that yet ha ha!)
Willow strives to create a unique and unforgettable day that is tailored to the needs and dreams of every beneficiary. He or she chooses exactly what they would like to do on their special day and Willow aims to meet and, wherever possible, exceed their expectations, making the day truly special and memorable.
Some of the most popular special day requests to date have included: West End shows and pop concerts; tickets to sporting events such as Premiership football and International rugby; trips to the country and city breaks; days at health spas; driving experiences and family days out to top UK attractions.
Following a discussion with the beneficiary and their family, the charity takes care of every arrangement, including transport, to ensure a stress free and enjoyable day for all.
To date, Willow has provided more than 9,000 special days for seriously ill young adults.
Lots more details of the the work the Willow Foundation do and how you can help us raise funds to support them in the next few weeks!