Charity in memory of former Arsenal keeper's daughter

Sunseeker London has adopted UK charity the Willow Foundation as its charity of the year for 2007.

The dealer has singled out the Foundation as the main benefactor of its annual calendar of corporate activities and events.

The Willow Foundation funds and organises special days for seriously ill young adults aged 16-40.

It claims to be the only UK charity that offers quality of life and quality of time through the provision of special days to those living within this age range and across all life-threatening conditions.

Founded by former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper and sport TV presenter Bob Wilson with and his wife Megs, the charity is a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.

To date the charity has fulfilled special day wishes for more than 2,000 young adults living with amongst others, cancer, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and organ failure. Its aim for 2007 is to fulfil a further 1,250 special days.

“The Foundation’s work touched us all at Sunseeker London,” says David Lewis, director. “The charity provides a bespoke service for every special day recipient – fulfilling the special day of their choice at a very difficult time in their lives and to the highest standard.

“These are two qualities that we at Sunseeker can identify with. More importantly in a modern world full of pressures we all appreciate the enormous value of spending time with family and friends. We are determined to help make a significant difference.”

Sunseeker London has already helped fulfil one special day for a young lady whose greatest wish was to spend a day on a luxury yacht aboard the Thames with her family.

“To have the support of a company such as Sunseeker London is a tremendous boost to the Willow Foundation – both in terms of increasing the charity’s profile and raising much needed funds,” says Bob Wilson, charity co-founder.

“A holiday on a chartered Sunseeker yacht was one of the main auction lots at our annual ball and everyone is full of ideas and enthusiasm as to how we can work together over the coming year.

“Ultimately such support and commitment will allow us to fulfil many more special days for seriously ill young adults throughout the UK – boosting spirits, fulfilling dreams and creating precious memories for the future.”

To find out more about the work of the Willow Foundation and to keep up to date with Sunseeker London’s involvement log onto www.willowfoundation.org.uk 

Pictured are David Lewis with Bob and Megs Wilson at Sunseeker London.