"Knowing I am helping other families by making my community aware of Willow’s work is such a great feeling."
Chris Lal, proud Willow Champion since 2013
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Willow. We can’t thank you enough for choosing to support Special Days and hope that you decide to join our amazing network of Willow Champions across the UK.
What is a Willow Champion?
Willow Champions are incredible people, like Chris above, who go that one step further to support Willow. They do this by spreading the word in their local community (and beyond) to help us raise the money needed to help us fulfil more Special Days.
We need people like you to help promote and publicise the amazing work we do here at Willow and to encourage friends, family and those in your local area to support Special Days.
Our Willow Champions can be found nationwide. From East Anglia to Wales and from the South Coast to Scotland and everywhere inbetween, we have Champions right across the country, as you can see from our map at the bottom of this page.
If you share our passion for growing the profile of Willow and increasing awareness and support for Special Days in your community, we would love to hear from you.
What does a Willow Champion do?
There are hundreds of different ways that Willow Champions support Special Days. We’ve listed just a few of them below…
- Placing collection tins in their local area and regularly collecting and banking the money raised
- Gathering names to receive Willow’s newsletters
- Delivering talks about Willow to local groups, businesses and schools
- Raising money to fund more Special Days
- Promoting Willow in their local press and on the radio
Why become a Willow Champion?
- You want to help Willow grow as a national charity and fulfil more Special Days
- You will receive support from Willow HQ, access to training (where appropriate) and be part of the Willow Champions community
- Tea parties to black tie balls, local fetes to sporting events – choose the fundraising ideas your local community want to support
- Being a Willow Champion is fun and you will be part of a network of Willow Champions across the whole of the UK.
You can find out more about our Willow Champions, or apply to be one, via the links below.