Willow blog

Making more Special Days

July 28, 2016

Willow’s Spring Raffle is one of our calendar highlights. We love it as it’s a great way for our supporters across all of the UK to be part of Team Willow.

Rachel, one of our top sellers this year, tells us why she’s so passionate about Special Days:

“I have three very important reasons for supporting the Willow raffle. Firstly my son, Chris, works for this amazing charity. My best friend also works in palliative care and refers her patients, sharing first hand the impact Special Days have on her patients and their families.

Finally, another very good friend has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and has applied to have her very own Special Day.

It has been so easy to raise money for such a great cause. I was directing a play and introduced the evening by telling the audience we were supporting Willow by selling raffle tickets and asking for donations in the interval. It was a huge success – I could have sold twice as many raffle tickets than I had (now my challenge for the Autumn raffle!).

People were so generous when I told them about the charity. Even when we ran out of raffle tickets, they still wanted to give donations as they believed it was such a worthy cause.”

Thank you to everyone who has bought or sold raffle tickets over the last few months. You really are making more Special Days possible. Days like Emma’s (pictured above):

“We had an amazing weekend away. To be able to spend that time with my family was priceless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving us these precious memories.” 

We’d also like to say a special thank you to claims.co.uk for sponsoring our £1,000 first prize. Because of their generous contribution, even more of the funds you’ve raised will help make more Special Days a reality.

Could your company sponsor our first prize for the Autumn Raffle? Or do you know someone that can? Email Steph on [email protected]

Don’t forget to send us your ticket stubs back ASAP as the raffle is closing on 29 July (tomorrow!) or, if you’re super keen, request your Autumn raffle tickets today. 

Your Autumn Raffle tickets