Our Box4Kids initiative has had an incredible September. We invited seriously ill, deserving children to enjoy VIP experiences at Cirque Du Soleil, Manchester City FC and Wigan Warriors to name just a few!

We kicked off the start of the month at Sandown Park for a Jockey Club Family Fun Day, where we invited 19 special guests to experience a jam-packed day of horse racing with their family, in the comfort of a private box. This was provided by our wonderful charity partner, The Jockey Club, who also gave our fabulous guests Horseplay activity packs and additional entertainment including: trampolines, giant slides and face painters.

We hosted the incredible OVO Cirque Du Soleil in Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester this month and one parent shared her son Harley’s experience below:

‘Harley was so, so happy to go to the Cirque Du Soleil last night at Nottingham Metro Point Arena. He had the most amazing time. Thank you to Childhood Tumour Trust for nominating Harley, and the Barrie Wells Trust for making this possible, it really made him so happy’.


Barrie himself attended the Manchester City v Fulham game at the Etihad Stadium which was kindly donated to us by Seneca Partners. This generosity has helped to create some very special memories for our deserving children, including the chance to high five players on the blue carpet as they got off the bus, a photo opportunity with the Man City mascot, Moonbeam, plus the children were also treated to a surprise visit from the entire under 10’s team!


‘ I would like to thank the Barrie Wells Trust for our recent VIP experience at the Etihad watching my son’s beloved team! We all had an amazing time in particular Thomas (9) and Charlie (7) who are both patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where they are treated for having cystic fibrosis. Box4Kids is a fantastic initiative that’s gives children living with such terrible illnesses an experience to remember.’

We saw the mighty Wigan Warriors win 26-6 against Warrington Wolves and the atmosphere inside our VIP box was absolutely electric, the children (and adults) were all very excited! Knowing that each and every one of our guests has an enjoyable, memorable day out makes the initiative so much worthwhile to us.


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