Willow Foundation Profile
The Foundation defines seriously ill as any condition that is life threatening. To date special days have been organised for young adults living with, amongst others: cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, organ failure and the later stages of multiple sclerosis. All applications must meet the Foundationís medical criteria and be endorsed by a medical professional involved in the individualís care.
The aim of any special day is to offer Ďtime outí from treatment and allow seriously ill young adults to spend quality time with friends and/or family whilst pursuing an activity they all enjoy. Each special day is entirely of the applicantís choosing and is organised in meticulous detail. The Foundation funds every aspect of the chosen special day.
For some, a special day is their last chance to fulfil a dream. For others it is the opportunity to return some normality back into their lives. But for all, a special day creates precious memories for the future. To date the charity has organised and funded more than 1000 special days. It is the Foundationís aim to offer a special day to every seriously ill young adult (aged 16-40) in the UK.
Established by former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson, and his wife Megs, the Willow Foundation is a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.
Registered charity no. 1106746
Willow Foundation locality of operation:
All special day recipients must live in the UK.
All special days organised by the Foundation must take place within the UK.
Willow Foundation areas of benefit:
Applications for a special day will be accepted for seriously ill young adults between the ages of 16 and 40, living in the UK.
The Foundation defines seriously ill as any condition that is life-threatening. All applications must meet one or more of the following criteria:
1. Life-threatening condition (active treatment, palliative care or terminal prognosis)
2. Advanced stages of progressive life-threatening conditions:
∑ Muscle-wasting diseases
∑ Diseases of the nervous system
∑ Auto-immune disorders
∑ Neurological conditions
∑ Chronic organ-specific conditions
3. In exceptional circumstances, applications from young adults may be considered within a short time of receiving intensive and debilitating treatment for a life-threatening illness.
While each application will be assessed on merit, the applicantís condition must meet at least one of the guidelines as stated.
Willow Foundation Locality of Operation
Willow Foundation Areas of Benefit
Willow Foundation, Willow House
18 Salisbury Square, Hatfield, Herts
Tel - 01707 259777
Fax - 01707 259289
Websites and Email Contact
The website of Willow Foundation is - http://www.willowfoundation.org.uk
Number of Trustees
The total number at Willow Foundation is 5+
Donate Webpage Available
There are Donate Webpage Available at Willow Foundation
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