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The Jockey Club and Barrie Wells Trust Impact

By |2023-05-19T10:21:25+01:00May 19th, 2023|News, Uncategorized|

The Jockey Club partnered with the Barrie Wells Trust and their Box4Kids initiative in 2016 to provide seriously ill and disabled children and their families a VIP day out at a Jockey Club Racecourse.It can often be challenging for children and families with serious illness and disability to attend events, but the safe and special [...]

Barrie Wells awarded prestigious sports award

By |2022-12-09T16:07:26+00:00December 9th, 2022|News|

Our founder Barrie Wells MBE received the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the 2022 Sports Journalists’ Association Awards for his outstanding services to sport. The awards evening was held at The Brewery in London on 8th December.  As the longest standing sports awards of their kind in Britain, Barrie was recognised for both his sponsorship of [...]

Commonwealth Games Success

By |2022-08-09T13:56:22+01:00August 9th, 2022|News, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to our Patron Katarina Johnson-Thompson who successfully retained her Commonwealth Games title in Birmingham and our Ambassadors, Keely Hodgkinson on her brilliant 2nd place in the 800m and Andy Pozzi for his fantastic 3rd place in the men's 110m hurdles. We hope that everyone has been inspired by the home games and the incredible [...]

‘Why Die Rich?’

By |2022-07-08T15:36:23+01:00July 8th, 2022|News|

We are in the news again!  This time a fantastic article was featured in the Financial Times about our founder Barrie Wells.  Barrie founded the charity in 2008 after deciding to use his wealth to make a difference.  He still funds all the operations of the charity and quotes, “There are so many wealthy individuals [...]

The Family Fund and Barrie Wells Trust Partnership

By |2022-06-10T15:31:10+01:00June 10th, 2022|News|

We are delighted to partner with the Family Fund, a charity that helps to improve the lives of low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. The partnership will enable us to reach more children and families, helping them to create special memories through our Box4Kids initiative. The Family Fund will be [...]

The Jockey Club and Box4Kids Partnership

By |2022-04-22T10:50:44+01:00January 18th, 2022|News, Uncategorized|

The Jockey Club have been a long standing official partner of the Barrie Wells Trust's Box4Kids initiative since 2015. We recently celebrated 2,000 guests having now attended the races through Box4Kids, enjoying a special VIP day out with their loved ones. This video was created at Aintree to celebrate the milestone day, featuring the Trust's [...]

Autumn newsletter

By |2021-10-19T11:51:56+01:00October 19th, 2021|News|

Find out what we have been up to over the last few months, We have had a very busy few months, including a very special event at Aston Martin Works with our Athlete Ambassador and 800m Olympic silver medalist, Keely Hodgkinson.  Keely and some deserving Box4Kids guests were treated to a VIP experience driving the [...]

Charity Partner of Coventry City FC

By |2021-09-13T09:47:29+01:00September 13th, 2021|News|

We are delighted to be named as the official Charity Partner for Coventry City FC for the 2021/2022 season! Coventry City will be donating an executive box for our Box4Kids initiative at every home game, inclusive of all hospitality and additional extras such as meeting mascots and goody bags. Barrie Wells said; "We are delighted [...]