Arsenal legend calls for Willow Foundation 10k event support

PUBLISHED: 08:49 02 September 2014 | UPDATED: 08:49 02 September 2014

Bob Wilson launches the Willow Foundation 10k

Bob Wilson launches the Willow Foundation 10k


Runners, walkers and volunteers are all being urged to sign up for a 10k event at Hatfield House next month.

The annual Willow 10k, in aid of Old Hatfield-based The Willow Foundation, will be held at the historic home on Sunday, October 5.

It is the sixth year of the event, which has so far raised more than £200,000 for the charity.

Regular Willow volunteer Derek Albone said: “The Willow 10K at Hatfield House is a great event for a wonderful cause and both the competitors and volunteers enjoy the day with great enthusiasm.”

Football legend Bob Wilson, who founded the charity - which provides special days for adults with serious illnesses - will be there on the day.

He said: “This will be our sixth Willow 10K and each year gets better and better.

“To date we have provided more than 10,000 special days and this year alone we are aiming to provide almost 1,000.

“This event sells out fast so book now and help Willow to support even more seriously ill young adults.”

To enter the Willow 10K visit or telephone 01707 259777.

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