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ITV report: Liverpool philanthropist opens up Anfield executive box for seriously ill children

By | 2018-04-26T16:04:59+00:00 October 29th, 2015|News|

It's not every day that your average football fan can enjoy the game from the comfort of an executive box but it's even more unusual for seriously ill children to get there.  But one philanthropist is offering seriously ill children and their families exactly that privilege. Barrie Wells from Liverpool started the charity Box 4 [...]

Liverpool Echo: Smiles brought to ill children with Box4Kids

By | 2015-10-29T16:01:53+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|News|

Barrie Wells’ Box4Kids is welcoming its 1000th guest to Anfield this Sunday as Liverpool host Southampton for Jurgen Klopp’s home debut in the Premier League.  The scheme enables seriously ill children to watch sport and entertainment from the comfort of an executive box. Read the full story from the Liverpool Echo

Winner of the ‘Best Charity’ at the CEA awards

By | 2016-10-25T11:00:06+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|News|

The Corporate Engagement Awards held their annual awards ceremony on 16th September at the London Marriot hotel.  For the second year in a row, the Barrie Wells Trust picked up the top award of the ‘Best Charity programme’ for Box4Kids. Barrie Wells and the team at the Trust are delighted to have their achievements with the [...]

Empty seats becoming filled with affection. Article by Matt Dickinson, Chief Sports Correspondent from The Times

By | 2018-04-26T16:04:59+00:00 October 15th, 2015|News|

Extracted from The Times, Tuesday 4th March 2014.  Jackie Wild has already set me off crying when she wells up herself, recalling the night she went with her son Elliot to Anfield. Elliot was not just a Red, she explains, but a fanatical one, so obsessed with his team that when he was picked to [...]

Coverage in The Times and Guardian for ‘Pay it Forward’

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

When philanthropist Barrie Wells supports underfunded British athletes, he always asks for something back. It might be time for his Box4Kids charity, which fills corporate seats with terminally ill kids. It could be school visits. But he had a different brainwave when Goldie Sayers, ten-times national javelin champion, was cut adrift by UK Athletics and [...]