Hannah had some amazing experiences that spurred her on throughout treatment and as she said when she rode a horse it ‘made her feel normal again’, Hannah wanted try and help other seriously ill people by giving them truly memorable equine experiences. Our aim is to help grant wishes for seriously ill people and their families of an equine nature.
WHAT IS A WISH? As you may know, Hannah established her charity, Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony, to fund research into bone cancer, particularly Osteosarcoma and to provide Willberry’s Wishes to seriously ill people of all ages, or an immediate family member of someone suffering from a terminal condition.. A wish from Willberry could range from a VIP visit to an event, race meeting or show, meeting a favourite equestrian personality – both human and equine, a special yard visit or, perhaps a sit on a horse. Hannah wanted to bring some joy into people’s lives when life is really tough. What drove her desire to grant wishes was the extraordinary kindness of so many in the equestrian world, who allowed her to fulfil her own bucket list. This had the most powerful impact on Hannah, and in her own words “made her feel normal, even if it was only for a while” and gave her the spirit and resolve to continue #kickingcancersbutt. Willberry is now carrying on Hannah’s work and will make sure the experience is a truly special and memorable one. Of course there may be circumstances that cannot be accommodated for many reasons, but be assured the charity will always do the best to provide something very special.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR RECEIVING A WISH?
- The Wishee is suffering from a serious or long-term illness, potentially life-threatening illness or terminal condition or,
- The Wishee is under the age of 25 and an immediate family member of someone suffering from one of the above
- The application is within 12 months of completed treatment or bereavement
- In accordance with the objectives of the charity, the wish to be granted must be equine related
- The Wishee must be a UK resident
- The Wishee must not have already been granted a wish by Willberry’s Wishes
HOW CAN I HELP SOMEONE I KNOW GET A WISH? Download our Application Form here This will be the basis to provide all the initial information we require to start the process. Please remember that if nominating a child, the parent or guardian will need to sign the form and we will naturally have to ascertain the relevant medical consent from the Consultant caring for the person. The form can be posted back to us at Manor Farm, Hemington, Radstock BA3 5XX. If you have any problems downloading the form or have further enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Once we have a completed form and the medical information is satisfactory, we will make all the necessary enquiries to put plans in place for the wish. A member of Team Willberry will personally take responsibility for the individual case and work through the logistics of making the wish happen, acting as the liaising co-ordinator between wishee and wish provider. Please note that the charity cannot be responsible for making decisions regarding travel and accommodation to and from the venue where the wish takes place, but will be able to offer assistance towards expenses as part of the wish granted.
We hope we can make a wish come true for you or someone close to your heart…..
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE AMAZING PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP WITH 'WILLBERRY'S WISHES'.
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