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Willow Foundation charity event

By Jenny Vickers of the Willow Foundation

Bob and Anna Wilson - image courtesy of the Willow Foundation
Bob Wilson with his daughter, Anna who died of cancer

Take a trip back in time to the 1940s at a glamorous black tie event at the Brookmans, Bradmore Green in Brookmans Park on Wednesday June 11 from 7.30pm, which will raise money for Hatfield-based charity, the Willow Foundation.

The Willow Foundation is a national charity set up by Arsenal legend, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, as a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31. It provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds throughout the UK.

The event, entitled ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, will feature entertainment by 'Rat Pack Is Back' tribute band, a casino, silent auction and raffle as well as a seafood buffet. Prizes up for grabs include a helicopter lesson, Aston Martin DBS test drive, a golf weekend, spa treatments and much more.

The event has been organised by Brookmans owner, Paul Barham. Tickets cost £75 and are available from the Brookmans on 01707 664144. The Brookmans says that £15 from each of the £75 tickets sold will go to the Willow Foundation along with all the proceeds from the auction and the raffle.

Bob Wilson says it promises to be a special evening.

"This will be a fantastic fun event and will ultimately help many more seriously ill young adults in Hertfordshire and across the UK. It’s thanks to organisations like the Brookmans that enable us provide so many special days and we’re grateful for their invaluable support," he said.

The Willow Foundation has provided more than 300 special days for people in Hertfordshire and more than 3,000 days nationwide. These have been provided to people living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s, amongst other conditions.

For further information about the Willow Foundation visit or telephone 01707 259777.

You can discuss this event in a thread running in this site's forum.

12 May 2008

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