News: WILLOW'S 15TH ANNUAL CAROL CONCERT FEATURED OUR RACHEL FROM THE BROOKMANS PARK OFFICE


Following on from the Willow 10k in October, when Statons managed to raise over £2,500, Rachel from our Brookmans Park office was asked to make a speech at the Willow's 15th Annual Carol Concert on Saturday.


For those who didn't attend, the event was dominated by poignant speeches and fabulous carols from the Hertfordshire Chorus and The Bishop’s Choir.



Willow’s CEO, David White reflected in his speech: “Someone once said “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness.” Thanks to your support Willow continues to provide the simplest of days – all of which generate the greatest joy - that of spending precious time with loved ones at the most difficult of times.”




As a beneficiary, Rachel was asked to tell her story, about how the foundation has helped her, in front of the 500+ audience in St Albans Cathedral. We are all extremely proud of Rachel who gave a fantastic and uplifting speech that thanked Willow for everything they had done for her.



This speech included a fabulous poem that encapsulates her journey and experience beautifully:

"Cancer takes the wind out of your sails,
Makes the light of day seem ever so pale.
A friendly call from a lovely lady,
Helped make my day a little less shady.
A date was set for a special occasion,
A day to distract me from my sickness and depression.
Love and laughter is what we had,
At last an evening when we could be happy not sad.
The difference a special day can make,
Is that the darkness has now lifted when I awake.
A big thank you to all at Willow,
For the driver the dinner and the wicked show."


Each of the beneficiaries hung a bauble on the Christmas tree to represent everyone that has been helped this year by the charity.



It was an amazing event and Rachel even got to meet the Mayor of St Albans, and wear his livery collar!







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11-12-2014 12:26:38