15th January 2018
This week Brampton students had the opportunity to hear from Chris, a representative from the Willow Foundation. Each year, Brampton’s Charity Committee, which is student led, chooses two charities to fundraise for, and this year Willow is one of our chosen charities. Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill adults aged 16 to 40. The charity organise uplifting and unforgettable days for these adults and their families and partners.
These special days include days out, special experiences, and short breaks, and can be anything from spa breaks to visits to Manchester United’s stadium. Their emphasis is enabling people to enjoy days and experiences that we take for granted. In 2017, Willow provided 1,305 unique special days, and since their establishment in 1999, they have provided almost 15,000 of these special days. It was a great opportunity for students to hear about a fantastic charity, and understand what their money goes towards when they contribute towards Brampton’s onesie days and bake sales!
Students also heard about other ways to get involved with the charity, as they have many different volunteering opportunities. To hear more about this brilliant charity, please click here.
The talk left the Charity Committee full of new ideas for how they could fundraise for a wonderful cause.
Thank you Willow!
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