Cheshunt Fans Tony Madden , Jim Tuite and Gary Fleming have spent lockdown keeping fit by cycling, as their mileage increased, their ambitions grew too. Having benefitted from the generosity of Bob Wilson, the former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper and Sports Presenter, in signing a photograph for his brother’s birthday, and a subsequent follow up request, Tony came up with the idea of raising funds for the Willow Foundation, a charity organisation co founded by Bob, as a way of returning the favour.
Realising the challenge ahead, Tony recruited fellow ‘fifty something’ Cheshunt FC fans Jim and Gary, and now all three are in training with the grand cycle ride from Cheshunt FC to Folkestone Harbour Arm planned for June 12th 2021 (date subject to the current lifting of restrictions schedule)
We can all sponsor Tony, Jim & Gary raising funds for the Willow Foundation via Just Giving.
The Willow Foundation believe in quality of life and quality of time. Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. This year they hope to fulfil 1,400 Special Days – a day to anticipate, to share and to remember when happy memories really do count. It’s been difficult given the recent restrictions, but work continues and has adapted accordingly. Sadly for some, it’s a last chance to fulfil a dream with the people that really matter. Thankfully for many more their Special Day is an important opportunity to put much-needed normality back into living. As restrictions lift, the Willow Foundation hope to get back to delivering quickly. We hope this cycle ride will exceed target and help them.
Take some time to check out some of the amazing work by the Willow Foundation here , see how a donation will contribute to their work & consider whether you may be able to recognise Tony, Jim and Gary’s efforts with a donation please.
Thank You for your Consideration.