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So far Katie Hewison has created 24 blog entries.

In memory of Jim, one of our fantastic hosts!

By |2019-10-23T10:48:24+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News|

Jim Lynskey, 23 was living with a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy which is where the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased because the heart’s main pumping chamber is enlarged and weakened. Due to chronic heart failure in 2015 Jim was placed on the transplant list for a donor heart. It was here that Jim [...]

Congratulations to our Patron on becoming the World Champion

By |2019-10-18T10:39:55+00:00October 18th, 2019|News|

Congratulations to our Patron, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who was crowned the World Champion on 3rd October 2019 alongside breaking the British record with 6,981 points which ranks her sixth on the all-time heptathlon lists. Katarina become involved with the Barrie Wells Trust when she was just 15 years old as part of the charity's former athlete [...]

Harry’s Story

By |2019-06-12T14:13:52+00:00June 12th, 2019|Box4Kids Stories|

Harry’s Story: Harry was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) when he was just six weeks old. Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow along your nerves, the tumours are usually non-cancerous. Unfortunately, Harry isn’t the only member of his family that suffers with NF1, his mum, older brother and two younger [...]

Cailan’s Story

By |2019-05-16T09:25:01+00:00May 16th, 2019|Box4Kids Stories|

Cailan from Pontypool in South Wales was born with Hemiplegia cerebral palsy, which has left him facing increased physical challenges in life. Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by injury to the parts of the brain that control our ability to use our muscles and bodies. Cailan’s Hemiplegia has affected the right side of his [...]

Ollie’s Story

By |2019-05-16T09:28:46+00:00March 28th, 2019|Box4Kids Stories|

Oliver was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) when he was just eight years old. Ollie was super fit and massively into his sport, especially football with his favourite team being Norwich City. Here at the Barrie Wells Trust we were delighted when we received Ollie’s nomination form as we knew we had the perfect [...]