HANNAH'S WILLBERRY WONDER PONY
A MESSAGE FROM SAP BERRY
SAP Berry | Supporting Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity
When 17-year-old Hannah Francis was diagnosed with bone cancer she was given a little cuddly toy pony she named Willberry. The promising young rider had just learned that she had an aggressive bone cancer in her pelvis and right hip joint. Willberry became her constant companion and the narrator of her story which made him well known very quickly in the horse world, with tens of thousands of followers on social media.
Hannah had to undergo a very painful treatment, and she decided she wanted to establish a charity that should help others in her situation. She sadly passed away in 2016, and since then, Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity has raised over £1.3 million for bone cancer research and helping seriously ill people and their families by granting “Willberry’s Wishes”.
Before Covid-19 happened, my SAP Equestrian Team travelled around and helped me to support Hannah’s dream of #kickingcancersbutt worldwide! Many riders carried their Berry Pony on cross-country courses. I’m very sad that this is currently not possible.
But TOGETHER let’s STAY AT HOME, STAY HEALTHY and let’s keep all Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Community CONNECTED.
Let’s carry the ponies as a visible sign of support of #kickingcancersbutt and COVID-19.
Join us and be part of #ridersconnected!
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Hannah had some amazing experiences that spurred her on throughout treatment and as she said when she rode a horse it ‘made her feel normal again’, Hannah wanted try and help other seriously ill people by giving them truly memorable equine experiences. Our aim is to help grant wishes for seriously ill people and their families of an equine nature.