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Christmas wishes from the Barrie Wells Trust

By |2018-04-26T16:04:57+01:00December 25th, 2016|News|

Another year has gone by and we are astounded by the fantastic support we have received in 2016, which has resulted in another record-breaking 12 months for Box4Kids! With so many amazing events to choose from it has been incredibly difficult to choose specific highlights, so here are some facts to wrap up 2016: Throughout [...]

James’ story

By |2018-04-26T16:04:57+01:00December 11th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

12 year old James is a sports enthusiast who for the past year and a half has battled acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). In 2016 James and his parents David and Karen enjoyed the benefits of a Box4Kids experience. This is his story. James’ parents initially did not think much of it when he started complaining [...]

Event of the Month: Dafabet help bring Box4Kids to Scotland

By |2018-04-26T16:04:58+01:00November 17th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

Four young Celtic fans were the first children to enjoy a Box4Kids experience north of the border earlier this month. Thanks to a donation from international betting company Dafabet, the boys were given the fantastic opportunity to enjoy VIP hospitality in the Director’s Box at Celtic FC for their clash against Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC. [...]

Our top five memories from 2016

By |2018-04-26T16:04:58+01:00November 11th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

We always love to hear about what Box4Kids experiences mean to our guests, whether it is watching their favourite team play, respite from a lengthy hospital stay or quality time for a child and their parent… So we have collected five of our favourite memories from 2016 (so far), as told by the guests themselves: [...]

Event of the Month: Box4Kids at Marvel Universe Live

By |2018-04-26T16:04:58+01:00September 30th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

As Marvel Universe came to life at The O2 Arena this month, many seriously ill children enjoyed the VIP experience of a lifetime thanks to donations from ISG, BDO, AEG Europe, Zenith Hygiene Group and Les Ambassadeurs Club. The children and their guest were treated to unrivalled corporate hospitality whilst watching their favourite Marvel superheroes, [...]

Barrie Wells Trust announced Charity Partner of The Jockey Club

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00August 17th, 2016|News|

The Barrie Wells Trust are delighted to have been announced a Charity Partner of The Jockey Club alongside Rainbow Trust and Carers Trust. For the next two years The Jockey Club will support Box4Kids by offering access to hospitality boxes at the 15 racecourses they operate across the UK. The relationship between the Barrie Wells [...]

Event of the month: Müller Anniversary Games

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00July 29th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

Thanks to a box donation from British Athletics, Box4Kids entered its ninth sport on 22nd and 23rd July, inviting 12 children and a guest each to watch the Müller Anniversary Games in style. In addition to the VIP hospitality, the kids met numerous Team GB athletes over the weekend. Our Patron Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Adam Gemili, [...]

Box4Kids visits Farnborough International Airshow

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00July 22nd, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

170 seriously ill children and their families enjoyed a VIP day at Farnborough International Airshow last weekend at the largest Box4Kids event to date. Thanks to donations from Embraer, Kallman Worldwide and ATI Metals the guests enjoyed VIP hospitality in corporate chalets, in addition to a maxed itinerary of extras arranged by Farnborough International. Face painters [...]

Event of the month: Summer Saturday at Newmarket Racecourse

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00July 6th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

June’s event of the month was a sports afternoon at Newmarket’s July Course where six poorly children and guests experienced the full VIP hospitality of one of Britain’s leading racecourses. Expertly taken care of by the staff, the guests enjoyed a day of racing with access to the centre of the parade ring, tipster and [...]

Dreams coming true at Wembley

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00June 20th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

The Barrie Wells Trust not only provide experiences through Box4Kids. At the start of June we teamed up with Vauxhall and the FA to invite a flagbearer to the England v Portugal friendly at Wembley Stadium. Nine-year-old Terry Howe from London was the lucky select who got the chance to welcome the teams to the [...]

Event of the month: England vs Australia

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00June 1st, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

Vauxhall help us to create more VIP Box4Kids experiences On Friday 27th May we were given the incredible opportunity to take along some very deserving children from the Great North Children’s Hospital to watch England play Australia at Sunderland AFC’s stadium. Vauxhall, our latest supporter, donated their executive box for the evening enabling four young [...]

Prize giveaway!

By |2016-10-25T11:01:16+01:00April 28th, 2016|News|

As we quickly approach the end of another great Box4Kids season at Liverpool Football Club we are giving away a football signed by 14 first team players, Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool legend Ian Rush! To win this amazing prize: simply follow us @BWellsTrust on Twitter and send us a picture of your favourite memory by [...]

Event of the month: Disney on Ice

By |2016-04-25T10:49:08+01:00April 25th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

In April we arranged one of our largest Box4Kids events to date thanks to our continued partnership with luxury hospitality provider Amplify. Thirty children were invited from hospitals all over Midlands and given the chance to watch Disney on Ice from the exclusive VIP area at the Genting Arena. The children and their guest enjoyed [...]

Event of the month: Dynamo at First Direct Arena

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00April 1st, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

In the week before Easter five children were invited by the Barrie Wells Trust to watch Dynamo from an executive box at the First Direct Arena in Leeds – and surprised with a meet and greet after the show! The children are undergoing treatments for leukaemia, Crohn’s disease, spinal muscular atrophy, brain abscess and cystic [...]

Box4Kids children meet the X Factor!

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00March 15th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

Five children were given that extra VIP feeling at Sheffield Arena on Friday 11th March meeting their favourite X Factor contestants from the latest series – including winner Louisa Johnson, Reggie and Bollie, Che Chesterman and 4th Impact. The children from Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Pinderfields Hospital and Barnsley Hospital were [...]

Barrie appears on Good Morning Yorkshire

By |2016-10-25T11:01:02+01:00March 8th, 2016|News|

In connection with Radio Yorkshire donating a box at Leeds United to Box4Kids for a second year, Barrie spoke to Darren Harper last week about the steady growth of the initiative and the great generosity of Yorkshire box holders. Five seriously ill children from local hospitals witnessed a win for Leeds United at Elland Road [...]

Event of the month: Worcester Warriors vs Sale Sharks

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00March 3rd, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

Saturday 20th February – Our first event with Worcester Warriors. Our first Box4Kids event at Worcester Warriors was superb! Four young fans were treated to a fabulous VIP experience at the Sixways Stadium, for the match between Worcester Warriors vs. Sale Sharks. The four children were nominated by Acorns Children’s Hospice, who are new to [...]

New year, new sport!

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00February 1st, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

2016 has started off great with some fantastic Box4Kids events and the introduction of our eighth sport: ice hockey! Six children with guests enjoyed VIP treatment in an executive box at Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham watching the Elite Ice Hockey League match between Nottingham Panthers and Cardiff Devils on Saturday 30th of January. The children [...]

Event of the month: Leicester City vs Bournemouth

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00January 15th, 2016|Box4Kids Stories|

Saturday 2nd of January welcomed our first event of the year -Leicester City vs. Bournemouth. The Box4Kids event at the King Power Stadium was another huge success! Box4Kids provided four passionate Leicester City fans who were nominated by CLIC at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, to a wonderful VIP experience at Leicester City Football Club. Thanks [...]

1000th Box4Kids Guest at Liverpool Football Club

By |2018-04-26T16:04:59+01:00October 13th, 2015|Box4Kids Stories|

Sunday 25th October welcomed the 1000th guest to attend Barrie’s personal executive box at Anfield.  Children from Alder Hey Children’s hospital and other hospices across the UK have been invited to the box by Barrie since 2010 and we are amazed that the box has now benefited 1000 children and their families. As part of the [...]

Box4Kids / Singapore Airshow 2024

By |2024-02-28T13:56:30+00:00February 28th, 2024|News|

Children challenged with severe illnesses and disabilities receive VIP treatment at Singapore Airshow 2024 Over 60 children and their families from local hospitals enjoyed Singapore Airshow’s public display on 24th and 25th February whilst being treated like VIPs in corporate chalets. The chalets were donated by Embraer and Honeywell to the Barrie Wells Trust’s Box4Kids [...]

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December 2023 Newsletter

By |2024-01-16T12:39:09+00:00January 16th, 2024|News|

2023 was an incredibly busy year at the Barrie Wells Trust! We had the absolute delight of organising a total of 376 Box4Kids events, making it yet another record-breaking year!

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Experiencing The Gift Of Magic During Crisis

By |2024-01-10T14:10:07+00:00January 10th, 2024|News|

Almost 200 seriously ill and disabled children and their families make magical memories at Disney on Ice with the Barrie Wells Trust’s Box4Kids initiative at the O2 over Christmas. The Trust invited poorly children, and their families, to watch the 100 Years of Wonder over five days, bringing immense joy to many. A lot of [...]

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Harry’s Story

By |2023-12-15T13:47:54+00:00December 15th, 2023|Box4Kids Stories|

Meet 9-year-old Harry! Harry is obsessed with football. His favourite team is Manchester United, but he also loves going to watch his local teams New Mills and Stockport County. Pre-diagnosis, Harry played for New Mills juniors’ team. In December 2022, Harry’s life fell apart. He was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma bone cancer in his right [...]

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Macauley’s Story

By |2023-12-15T13:11:16+00:00December 15th, 2023|Box4Kids Stories|

Meet 14-year-old Macauley! Alongside enjoying spending time in the company of his three French Bulldogs, Macauley is an absolutely huge Manchester City FC fan. This is something nurses at the Christie Hospital discovered when he began proton beam radiotherapy with them back in 2021. He was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, when a tumour was found [...]

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Morgan’s Story

By |2023-10-13T10:27:12+01:00October 13th, 2023|Box4Kids Stories|

Meet 13-year-old Morgan! Morgan is a happy, cheeky little boy. He is full of mischief and is forever playing tricks on Mum and Dad. Whether it’s an item or himself, his parents are always looking for hidden things around the house! Morgan loves music and dances along to an eclectic mixture of genres. Most days [...]

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Barrie Wells Trust 2022 Impact Report

By |2023-09-05T13:38:37+01:00September 1st, 2023|News|

The Trust was set up in 2008 to help inspire and bring joy to young people’s lives through charitable initiativesBetween 2010 and 2022 the Trust invited 13,720 deserving guests to attend a Box4Kids eventThis impact report breaks down who the Trust worked with in 2022 and the young people helped by the Box4Kids initiative Generic [...]

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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 [...]