At Willow we believe in quality of life and quality of time. Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. This year we hope to fulfil 1,400 Special Days – a day to anticipate, to share and to remember when happy memories really do count. Sadly for some, it’s a last chance to fulfil a dream with the people that really matter. Thankfully for many more their Special Day is an important opportunity to put much-needed normality back into living.
Willow gave me my special day when I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, giving me precious time with my family. When you are faced with a serious illness , by far the hardest thing is possibly leaving your child. I want to give other people the chance to make special memories with their families, and also give them something to look forward to when you are faced with countless hospital appointments.
Anyone who knows me, knows i love chocalate so this is going to be tough , but the thought of other people having their special day will keep me going. As Bob Wilson, the founder of Willow , said , if you cant enjoy yourself between the ages of 16-40, when can you , so lets help give other people their special days.