All applications must be submitted by a medical referrer on behalf of their patient. We welcome referrals from doctors, nurses and other key workers/lead professionals who have an on-going relationship with the applicant and can access their medical records to complete the information on the application form.

Please make sure you have checked our eligibility criteria before you apply.

What happens when my referral is received by Willow?

Once the online application form has been submitted, this will be checked by one of our Medical Advisors to check eligibility before being approved. 

If so, one of our Special Day Coordinators will contact the applicant directly to start discussing their Special Day plans.

If further information is required our Medical Advisors will contact the medical referrer directly.

If the application is not approved, we will contact both the applicant and referrer to notify regarding the reason. This will typically be due to not meeting the eligibility criteria or perhaps having received support previously from Willow.

Special Days

Click the link below to access the online application form for Special Days.

Note – We are currently receiving a high number of applications and are asking referrers to prioritise those with a palliative prognosis, degenerative or rare conditions.

Special Treats

To apply for a Special Treat, please see this page.