Romford-based AllClear, a specialist in medical travel insurance, has raised more than £5,000 for the Willow Foundation, a charity that organises special days for teenagers and younger adults who are seriously ill.
Bob Wilson, OBE, Ex-Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeping legend, started the charity with his wife, Megs, after their daughter Anna died following a battle with cancer.
Their experience brought home how important it was for those between the ages of 16 to 40 with serious illnesses to have a life outside of their treatment.
More than 70 guests attended a golf day at the Braintree Golf Club, including suppliers and clients of AllClear and its related company Leisure Link.
Bob says AllClear’s support over the last ten years has been invaluable: “Since launching in 1999, we have organised over 13,000 special days, and 1300 so far this year. This has taken us from a two person team to a 40 person operation, and £2 million a year is needed to fund this.
“Special days range from shopping excursions with friends, to concert tickets, trips to Center Parcs and we have even helped organise weddings!” says Bob. “AllClear has sponsored the annual Braintree Golf Day for ten years, and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.”
Chris Wacey, CEO of the AllClear Group, says the Willow Foundation does a fantastic job in providing enjoyment to those who need it most:
“In ten years we have raised over £120,000, thanks to the generosity of our clients, suppliers and associates. We are proud to be working with such an outstanding charity and hope to continue doing so for many years to come.”