Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony Charity
Charity set up by Hannah Francis to raise funds for bone cancer research and grant equine related wishes to seriously ill people (charity no.1166416).Talented horse rider, Hannah Francis, was diagnosed with aggressive bone cancer in 2015. She was just 17 years old. In the year and half that followed Hannah, always aided by her mascot, Willberry Wonder Pony, amazed the equestrian community and people all over the world with her drive and determination. She continued to ride, even riding internationally under GB colours, and fulfilled many of her 'bucket list' wishes. Even more remarkable, she turned her sights to what she could do to help people in her position in the future. In constant pain and undergoing relentless rounds of treatment she and her dedicated family and friends set up Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony Charity. The charity funds bone cancer research, especially into osteosarcoma, and grants equine related wishes to seriously ill people and their families. Hannah died in August 2016. But her legacy is very much alive and kicking on. The charity has raised nearly £2,000,000 (at December 2021) for its brilliant causes and is lucky to have the most dedicated, generous, remarkable supporters and fundraisers in the world.