In October this year I will turn 70.  I have been lucky to have enjoyed many football triumphs, most notably my greatest year in 1970/71 when Arsenal won 'The Double'.  So how should I celebrate this my 70th/71st year?  By following my heart and doing something challenging to support the Willow Foundation, the national charity I set up with my wife, Megs, in memory of our daughter, Anna. 


On 18 April I will mark my 70th birthday by taking on the greatest physical challenge of my life.  I aim to cycle 500 miles from London to Newcastle via every Premier League football club in the UK followed by a visit to Hampden Park, the national stadium in my Scottish homeland where I made my international debut.  Throughout the challenge I plan to increase awareness of the needs of seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds and raise a significant amount of money to fund Willow’s work.


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Many thanks and I hope you feel able to support me.


With love and best wishes


Bob Wilson



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Willow Foundation

Willow Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1106746

Willow is the only UK charity supporting seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds by providing unique and positive Special Days.

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Charity Registration No. 1106746

Donations 640

In memory of Gillian Clifford who died 17thaugust 6 years ago we miss you so much please make someone happy

Donation by Veronica rankine on 28/06/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Bob is a top bloke and a footie great!

Donation by hugh stevenson on 09/10/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Fantastic work, a wonderful charity... Have a fab time Ceri, Anthony & family!! Love Mo XX

Donation by Maureen Morgan on 03/07/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Just heard of your charitable work - most impressive. So here is a small donation. You might remember me as a team-mate for British Universities in Holland, with Jimmy Hill et al. Best wishes

Donation by Alan Butler on 06/03/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by I SHIPPEN on 24/06/13

Well done Bob! Love Julio & Fiona x

Donation by Fiona Mendes on 29/09/11

Well done Bob

Donation by Chris Stokes on 09/08/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I hope those knees are bearing up.. Fantastic !

Donation by Julia Oliver on 03/08/11

Incredible job Bob. An amazing achievement for an incredible charity well done to you and everyone involved.

Donation by allan brown on 16/07/11

Congratulations - an amazing achievement. Great to see your lap of honour at the Emirates.

Donation by Lorraine Latter on 16/06/11

Well done Bob, what a fantastic achievement. You are a hero and a great role model.

Donation by Michael Leathley on 13/06/11

I really enjoyed reading your account of the bike ride & think your efforts are magnificent. You a fantastic role model & genuine inspiration 10/10!

Donation by Edward Vanstone on 12/06/11

Congratulations on this superb achievement. The Wilson clan are very proud of you

Donation by Clive Wilson on 08/06/11

Im sooooooo proud of all at Willow, Great effort on the bike ride Bob.. you are a true legend. Keep up the amazing work. Love Steve & Amy

Donation by Steven Kyprianou on 03/06/11


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Bob. From a grateful Manchester City fan.

Donation by Gus Wilson on 24/05/11


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Well done, what a fantastic achievement for such a good cause. Love, Nichola & Michael xx

Donation by Nichola Carr on 23/05/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Bob, it was great to see you on the way into Daventry. As an Arsenal fan it made my day.

Donation by Mark Blagdon on 19/05/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Bob. A fantastic achievement for a very worthwhile cause. Pete and Andrea.

Donation by Peter Newby on 19/05/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Bob from an Evertonian. A great charity who have also treated my wife recently. Many Thanks Everyone at Willow.

Donation by Mr Corns on 19/05/11


Donation by Paul Ellam on 17/05/11


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Bob. An amazing achievement! Proud to have known Anna. Sue & Ken x

Donation by Sue Ruskin on 16/05/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ivan Gazidis on 15/05/11


+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Well done Bob, Gooner Legend!

Donation by Ketan on 13/05/11


+ £5.25 Gift Aid

Congratulations David, Bob and Steve! What an amazing achievement. Love Caroline and Chris x

Donation by Caroline Knight on 12/05/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by brigitte donovan on 12/05/11


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£24,947.18
  • Offline donations£286,692.20
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£311,639.38
  • Gift Aid£5,887.84

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