Arsenal legend and charity founder Bob Wilson pops into new Stevenage shop to help spread the word about donation push

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Bob Wilson, and his wife Megs, have called on the people of Hertfordshire

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Bob Wilson, and his wife Megs, have called on the people of Hertfordshire to help their Special Days charity, Willow, achieve its target of 10,000 donated bags of pre loved items following the recent launch of Willow Charity shops in Welwyn Garden City, Barnet, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead. - Credit: Archant

Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson is calling on people to donate their pre-loved items to a charity which organises special days for seriously-ill young adults.

Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson is calling on people to donate their pre-loved items to a charity which organises special days for seriously-ill young adults.

Bob and wife Megs popped into the Willow shop in Shephall as part of a whistlestop tour of the Herts-based charity’s chain which has set itself a target of raising £100,000 in retail sales by Christmas.

Bob, the charity’s president, said: “Now that Willow has a high street presence, the charity has experienced an increase in applications from seriously ill young adults and we want to make every one of them a reality.

“To reach this goal we need the local community to continue to shop in our stores as well as donate to Willow. Every bag really will make a difference.”


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The Wilsons founded the charity in 1999 in memory of their cancer patient daughter Anna, who was only 31 when she died.

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