Special Days

For people living with a life-threatening illness, every day is precious. The pressures of diagnosis, treatment and recovery can have a devastating effect on work and family life. Willow aims to redress the balance: providing unique and unforgettable Special Days tailored to your needs. We make every effort to ensure a stress-free, seamless experience, not just meeting but exceeding your expectations.

For some a Special Day is their last chance to fulfil a dream, for others, it provides the opportunity to simply return some normality back into their lives or mark the end of treatment and a new beginning. But for all, a Special Day creates treasured memories at the most difficult of times.

Willow offers three types of Special Day:

  • Special Day Out: this could be a day trip to a theme park, attraction, sporting event or the theatre
  • Special Day at Home: this could be a party, photoshoot or film night in your own home. These are particularly suitable for people who are less mobile or who are unable to easily leave home.​
  • Special Break: this could be an overnight stay (i.e. hotel or B&B) or a slightly longer break, for example at a holiday park

Are you eligible for a Special Day? Read our criteria.

Apply for your Special Day

Note re: COVID-19 – If your application is approved for a Special Day, this will be valid for 12 months. If you are unable to take your Special Day during this period, you will need to reapply.  If there are further restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic during this time, you will be offered a restriction-friendly alternative, such as a Special Treat or Special Day at Home.