This morning, Phil spoke to Teri from Willow. The Hertfordshire based charity has launched its 2015 Challenge programme.
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. Each day is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most.
Challenge yourself and do something amazing for 2015. Put on your running shoes, jump on your bike, take on a triathlon or get muddy and join Team Willow - you'll be helping to fulfil dreams, lift spirits and create memories that will be treasured forever.
Will of Iron – the ultimate triathlon. Join hundreds of people across the country to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles in one week. You can take part at the gym or outdoors, solo or as part of a team. Your team can be as little as two people or as many as you like, there's no limit. You and your teammates can each pick a discipline (cycling, swimming or running) or choose all three and divide the distance.Hertfordshire 100 - a mighty 100 mile cycle ride through the Hertfordshire countryside. Whether you're a keen cyclist or reluctant rider it's a great way to get fit and raise money for Special Days. You can also choose to take on the 25 or 60 mile cycle challenge if you'd prefer. Whatever you choose, you'll be helping to make the ordinary become extraordinary.
To register or find out about other Willow events including Willow Warrior and the Willow 10K: www.willowfoundation.org.uk/challenge2015
To date, Willow has provided more than 11,000 Special Days for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.
For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, it is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most.