Hannah Francis was a wonderful and inspirational young rider who, at 17 years of age, had to put her dreams of a career as an event rider on hold following the diagnosis of an aggressive form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma in 2015. She documented her journey on social media with the support of her well-loved mascot Willberry Wonder Pony, and at the same time ticking lots of exciting wishes off her bucket list. The Eventing Community rallied round and supported her fund-raising efforts and we were astounded and inspired by the achievements of this brave young lady. Willberry proved to be a real hit on social media and Hannah set out to turn her mascot into a global force for #kickingcancersbutt and, in so doing, raise money towards bone cancer research and "Willberry's Wishes". This was formalised by the establishment of the Willberry Wonder Pony Charity in 2016. Sadly Hannah passed away in August 2016, but her legacy lives on through the Charity and the many fund-raising activities she inspired.
This special edition Willberry was designed by us, approved by Hannah’s family, and is made in Sterling Silver – Hannah was keen for us to design more pieces for the charity and as we know that she went to lots of trouble to individualise the scarves which each Berry wears – our own Hihoberry has a purple and white scarf – this special edition charm bears the signature red of Hannah’s original Willberry – we hope you like it. He has a lobster claw clasp, so that you can clip him to our multi-link bracelets, necklaces, bridles as a lucky charm or whatever you wish – and on request we can add a link so you can add him to your Pandora (or similar bracelet) as well. We’ve loved seeing the photos that you all post on social media of your Willberry charms – please keep posting them.
For each charm sold at £25 each, you enable us to donate £10 to Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity – thank you. We have already presented a cheque for £10000 to Hannah and her family and are kicking on towards our next £5000 target.
Each charm is beautifully presented onto a special gift card, as pictured and set into a clear gift bag to make it even more special.
15mm tall x 12mm wide