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.
To celebrate Willberry’s first birthday on the 10th May, Hannah asked us to design something to help with fund-raising – and really it couldn’t be anything else other than Willberry himself – so we were delighted to launch the Hiho Silver Willberry Charm.
Willberry was designed by us, approved by Hannah and her family, and is handmade in Sterling Silver. He has a lobster claw clasp, so that you can clip him to bracelets, necklaces or whatever you wish. Many people clip him to our multi-link bracelets, a necklace or even on to their bridles as a lucky charm. We’ve loved seeing the photos that you all post on social media of your Willberry charms.
For each charm sold at £20 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.
15mm tall x 12mm wide