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Christmas wishes from the Barrie Wells Trust

By | 2018-04-26T16:04:57+00:00 December 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 [...]

Event of the Month: Dafabet help bring Box4Kids to Scotland

By | 2018-04-26T16:04:58+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Our Events|

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 [...]

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

By | 2018-04-26T16:04:59+00:00 January 28th, 2016|News|

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 Wells kindly donated the curling experience to the school after successfully bidding for it at [...]

Event of the month: Leicester City vs Bournemouth

By | 2018-04-26T16:04:59+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Our Events|

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+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Our Events|

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 [...]

A Cirque Du Soleil Surprise

By | 2018-11-09T14:36:35+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Our Events|

Aiden, Elliot, Nieve, Owain and Renai are all receiving treatment at local hospitals for serious illnesses and were given the opportunity by the Box4Kids initiative run by the Barrie Wells Trust to have an evening in a VIP Box at the Birmingham Arena to watch ‘OVO’ Cirque Du Soleil last month. Our guests were [...]

September’s events round up

By | 2018-10-03T13:15:53+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Our Events|

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 [...]

Katie awarded with EMBA Scholarship!

By | 2018-09-27T10:25:47+00:00 September 27th, 2018|News|

Congratulations to our General Manager, Katie Hewison, who has been awarded with a Community Scholarship Award to study an Executive MBA at Lancaster University! The award has been given to just three students who were able to demonstrate how the EMBA will help enhance their not-for-profit organisations serving the Lancaster area, all of who [...]

Barrie is in the news!

By | 2018-09-19T09:30:21+00:00 September 14th, 2018|News|

'Kind-hearted Liverpool fan boxing clever to give sick children the best seat in the house' Barrie's simple idea to help seriously ill children through Box4Kids has rocketed over the last eight years.  Read all about this in the Liverpool Echo. Photographs by Andrew Powell October 24th 2010Kenny Dalglish visits Barrie Wells executive box. [...]

August’s event round up

By | 2018-09-19T09:30:46+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Our Events|

August has been another jam-packed month for our Box4Kids initiative. We invited deserving children from a wide variety of local hospitals to enjoy a VIP experience at events ranging from shows, family fun days and sporting events. We had a fantastic day out at Anfield in Barrie’s personal executive box, which kicked off Box4Kids’ eighth [...]