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In difficult times it helps to have something to look forward to

debbie and family
Debbie was told her application for a Special Day had been accepted on the same day we had to temporarily suspend our service.

The impact of my Willow Special Day will last a lifetime.

Claire and family
In 2004 Claire went on a much-needed Willow Special Day after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

I am constantly reminded how precious life is!

Willow Nurse Advisor Bev
Bev joined us last year as our new Nurse Advisor and it's her job to help build and strengthen our relationships with health professionals. As a nurse with over 30 years palliative experience she has no doubts about the impact of a Special Day for seriously ill young adults.

An otterly amazing auction

Jackie Morris inking Otters at Folk by the Oak
We've been privileged to be Folk by the Oak's chosen charity for many years but this summer we witnessed something truly spectacular on the main stage.

The challenge of a lifetime

Jonathan Aves
The rumours are true! Our CEO, Jonathan, has pledged to take on the challenge of a lifetime to celebrate Willow's twentieth anniversary.

Why I volunteer

Claire at Willow Warrior
Claire has volunteered at Willow head office and at our events for an incredible seven years, giving more than 1,000 hours of her time.

Looking to the future

John's blog post
Just over 20 years ago my little sister Anna died from a rare form of cancer at the age of 31. It was a cruel illness, one that forced her in and out of hospital many times over the five years that she fought the disease.

Kelly's story

Kelly's Special Day
My Special Day was as much for my mum and sisters as it was for me, my illness affected them all. They were the ones that had been there to support me. Read Kelly's Special Day story...

You Give We Give

You Give We Give
Willow is delighted to announce a new partnership with the online investment platform Greenfinch!  Read on to find out about this innovative and ethical fundraising method...