Bob’s catch

PUBLISHED: 10:01 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 May 2010

Bob Wilson and Basilica’s sales director, Nick Wiltshire

Bob Wilson and Basilica’s sales director, Nick Wiltshire

A FOOTBALLING legend kicked off the launch of a company s involvement with a charity for the terminally ill. Former goalkeeper for Arsenal and Scotland, Bob Wilson, attended the Letchworth GC-based company, Basilica Computing, as it announced The Willow F

A FOOTBALLING legend kicked off the launch of a company's involvement with a charity for the terminally ill.

Former goalkeeper for Arsenal and Scotland, Bob Wilson, attended the Letchworth GC-based company, Basilica Computing, as it announced The Willow Foundation as its official charity.

The Willow Foundation - which provides special days for young adults living with life-threatening diseases - was set up by Bob and his wife, Megs, in memory of their daughter, Anna, who used to be a nurse at Lister Hospital and died of cancer, aged 31.

Basilica's sales director, Nick Wiltshire, said: "It's our charity of choice for this year and we hope to be able to raise significant funds."

The company aims to raise £20,000 over the next year for the cause and already has fundraising ideas up its sleeve.

At the charity's annual ball in March, they will auction a prize of a day on the fastest sail boat in the world - owned by Basilica - for 10 people.

It also owns a box at Reading FC and intends to auction a prize for 10 fans to watch a game from there.

Other fundraising ideas proposed include sponsored diets, fun runs and the London Marathon.


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