Willow Foundation

Willow Foundation

Willow is the only UK charity supporting young adults aged 16 – 40 years old living with life-threatening conditions through the provision of Special Days. Special Days provide them and their families with quality time, and uplifting and unforgettable experiences at a time when they are needed most.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1106746)

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Campaign target


Amount raised


Time left

2 days



Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • CancerCancer
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  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Every year thousands of young adults in the UK are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. When serious illness strikes, life is crudely interrupted and young adults are forced to focus all their time and energy on hospital appointments and gruelling treatments.The impact of such a diagnosis is devastating at any age, but especially so at a time that should be all about living life to the full.


For some a Special Day provides a positive focus away from diagnosis and treatment. A chance to return to some normality, which can boost confidence and motivation helping a young adult to move forwards with their lives. For others living with a palliative condition, it is a final chance to fulfil a dream and create lasting memories with their loved ones.