Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
- Willow Foundation Ltd, Gate House, Fretherne Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6NS
Aims & activities
Willow supports seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds throughout the UK to get more out of life by providing unique and positive Special Days. For some it gives a positive focus away from diagnosis and treatment and may be a final chance to create lasting memories. For others it marks recovery from a serious illness, boosting confidence and providing motivation to move forward with their lives.
What the charity does
- The advancement of health or saving of lives
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- People with disabilities
How the charity works
- Provides services
Income and Endowments:
* £201.6K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £132.2K Own use assets
- £2.0M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £814.0K Other assets
- £351.2K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Works with commercial participants with an agreement in place
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of the group’s total income available for charitable activities.
The charity group’s total income adjusted for the trading subsidiaries costs of income generation and other costs to give the percentage available to the parent for charitable spending.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
THE RELIEF OF YOUNG PERSONS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 40 AND OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS ILLNESS OR HANDICAP BY THE FUNDING AND THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES WHICH ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF SUCH PERSONS.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 16/08/2004 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 20/02/2013
Area of benefit
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.
- 7 Trustees
- 47 Employees
- 110 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|David Waddington Ma Raf||None on record|
|Richard King (Chair)||None on record|
|Oliver Peterken||None on record|
|Stewart Bennett||None on record|
|Nick Aldridge||None on record|
|Rachel Helen Sarah Jones||None on record|
|Elena Ciallie||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland
- Throughout England And Wales