Willow Foundation

Your funding has helped Willow to plan, organise and provide unique Special Days for seriously ill young people and their families from Essex. Our beneficiaries tell us that looking forward to their Special Day gives much joy at a time of great sadness, anxiety and uncertainty. It allows them and those closest to them to create lasting memories.

Ascension Community Trust

We would like to thank you for your grant to Ascension Community Trust for our summer scheme and food bank. The summer scheme was incredibly important for summer 2020. After months spent indoors, much in isolation, the summer scheme gave children important opportunities for (safe) social interaction, communication and activities to support their own mental wellbeing. After very little stimulation the summer scheme also provided opportunities for children to learn new skills, including cooking, art, science, about wildlife and plants. We had very little problems with behaviour because the children found the activities so interesting and engaging. We believe this also helped towards them getting ready for going back to school in September.