Box4Kids - Making Memories

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We’re looking for a Marketing Executive to join our team!

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire
Hours: Full time, 37 ½ hours per week (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm)
Salary: £18 – 25k per annum

The Barrie Wells Trust is a charitable organisation, founded and entirely funded by its Chairman, sports philanthropist … Read the rest

Christmas wishes from the Barrie Wells Trust

By |December 25th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

James’ story

By |December 11th, 2016|

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 Read the rest

Event of the Month: Dafabet help bring Box4Kids to Scotland

By |November 17th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Our top five memories from 2016

By |November 11th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Event of the Month: Box4Kids at Marvel Universe Live

By |September 30th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Barrie Wells Trust announced Charity Partner of The Jockey Club

By |August 17th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Event of the month: Müller Anniversary Games

By |July 29th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Box4Kids visits Farnborough International Airshow

By |July 22nd, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Event of the month: Summer Saturday at Newmarket Racecourse

By |July 6th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Dreams coming true at Wembley

By |June 20th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Event of the month: England vs Australia

By |June 1st, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Prize giveaway!

By |April 28th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Event of the month: Disney on Ice

By |April 25th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Event of the month: Dynamo at First Direct Arena

By |April 1st, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Box4Kids children meet the X Factor!

By |March 15th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Barrie appears on Good Morning Yorkshire

By |March 8th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Event of the month: Worcester Warriors vs Sale Sharks

By |March 3rd, 2016|

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. … Read the rest

New year, new sport!

By |February 1st, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Barrie Wells Trust donates curling experience with Eve Muirhead to local school children.

By |January 28th, 2016|

On Friday 22nd of January 2016 nine children from Notre Dame high school were treated to an exclusive VIP experience with team GB curling athlete Eve Muirhead. Winner of the bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Barrie … Read the rest

Event of the month: Leicester City vs Bournemouth

By |January 15th, 2016|

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 … Read the rest

Philanthropist and entrepreneur awarded honorary doctorate

By |October 13th, 2015|

Inspirational sports philanthropist and successful entrepreneur Barrie Wells was made an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by Edge Hill University.  Click to read the full article : Read More Read the rest

1000th Box4Kids Guest at Liverpool Football Club

By |October 13th, 2015|

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 … Read the rest

Athletes surprise Box4Kids at Anniversary Games

By |July 11th, 2017|

The Anniversary Games is one of the biggest athletics sporting events of the year, attracting big stars including Britain’s Mo Farah, Laura Muir and Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Thanks to a kind box donation from British Athletics, Barrie was able to welcome … Read the rest

June’s event round-up

By |June 30th, 2017|

June has been another fantastic month for Box4Kids! Barrie Wells invited 88 seriously ill children and their families to be VIPs for the day at major sporting and entertainment events across the country. These exclusive experiences provided a welcome break … Read the rest

Box4Kids invites deserving children to be VIPs at Sandown Park Racecourse

By |June 23rd, 2017|

On Saturday 17th June, Box4Kids invited 5 children from our Southern hospitals to enjoy a VIP day at Sandown Park Racecourse with their families.

The children who attended are currently undergoing treatment for illnesses such as leukaemia, brain tumours and … Read the rest

May’s event round-up

By |June 9th, 2017|

This month we invited over 170 seriously ill and disabled children and their loved ones to enjoy a VIP experience away from strenuous hospital treatment.

This May, we celebrated a brilliant end to the football season at Liverpool FC, saw … Read the rest

Box4Kids gives VIP experience to seriously ill sports fan

By |May 15th, 2017|

This weekend, we arranged for four young sports fans from Yorkshire hospitals to enjoy an exclusive VIP experience at Leeds Rhinos. One of these children was 17-year-old Edward. This is his story.

Edward’s mum, Melanie, describes him as being curious, … Read the rest

Paralympian helps to inspire seriously ill children with Box4Kids

By |May 5th, 2017|

British athlete, Graeme Ballard, has had a fantastic career to date. From winning a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympics to being a former world record holder, Graeme has achieved an incredible amount.

When he was born prematurely, Graeme … Read the rest