Barrie Wells Trust Athlete Ambassador, Keely Hodgkinson, shares her thoughts ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in an interview with The Gaurdian. Click to read the full story.
Read all about what we have been up to over the past 12 months including launching our new initiative, the Barrie Wells Trust Heroes, Barrie Wells receiving an MBE and our plans as we begin to look forward to a summer of activity.
The Barrie Wells Trust have successfully launched their new Barrie Wells Trust Heroes initiative to help support hospital workers during the Covid-19 global pandemic. The initiative awards doctors, nurses and hospital staff with luxury hampers and personalised letters from the young patients who nominate them. Barrie Wells Trust Heroes is an innovative reversal of the Trust’s focused [...]
Ben’s Story Meet 12-year-old Ben! He has a great variety of interests including Manchester United, Marvel, DC Comics, gaming with friends, films and more recently baking and music. Ben was born poorly and as time as progressed, he and his family have learned to live with his chronic illnesses. He suffers from a number of [...]
Maisy’s Story Meet 11-year-old Maisy! Maisy was a normal girl who loved life, cart-wheeled everywhere she went and loved being with her friends. In April 2019 Maisy, aged 10 was diagnosed with stage four Germ Cell (Ovarian) Cancer which had also spread to her liver and lungs. She was immediately transferred to Alder Hey Children’s [...]
James’ Story Meet nine-year-old James! James was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was just two years old and went through three and a half years of very intense chemotherapy. James absolutely loves football! He is a big Liverpool FC fan and enjoys watching local team Coventry City play. James also adores Star Wars [...]
Liam’s Story Meet 12-year-old Liam! Liam absolutely loves football and supports Leicester City and likes to watch Coventry City. Liam also enjoys playing football for Aston Villa’s disabled team. In 2015, Liam was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, which is a type of brain tumour. Liam also has structural focal epilepsy which is caused by damage [...]
Cassie’s Story Meet 15-year-old Cassie. Cassie has end stage renal failure which is the final permanent stage of chronic kidney disease. The kidneys are no longer able to function properly on their own. She is on dialysis 3 to 4 times a week at home which is a machine used to remove waste products and [...]