Upcoming events

It is fun organising events and great to attend and enjoy them.  Here are a selection of our upcoming fundraising activities. Click the item to read more.

UPDATE: (April 1st) Some of our upcoming events have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  We will update the site about re-arrangements when we have some news. Until then, look after yourself and your loved ones, be watchful and stay safe. (WTF team)

UPDATE: (August 1st) Willfest is going ahead but online at yours !  See details and new date below. (WTF team)

26/05/20 Elk Stock 2020


xx/xx/20 Hopewalk 

05/09/20 Willfest 2020


30/01/21 Winter Ball 2021

00/00/20 Hopewalk 


05/09/20 Willfest 2020


30/01/21 Winter Ball 2021

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Date: April 5th 2020

Time: 7:30pm

The next fabulous quiz night is arranged for April 5th at the Stute, home of Ilkeston Rugby Club.

Bring your friends, your knowledge and leave your phone at home for an enjoyable evening. Only £2 per person with a cash prize for the winning team. There will be a raffle with some great prizes too.

Food will be provided and drinks are available for purchase at the bar.  

Date: May 5th 2020

Time: All day

On May 5th Ilkeston RUFC will host a festival of rugby for younger age groups.

Will Garvey Trust Foundation have been invited to make use of the day as a fundraiser.

We look forward to a successful day.

Date: May 26/27th 2020

Time: All day

Ilkeston RUFC have invited WTF to Elk Stock, which will give us significant opportunities to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing whilst raising much needed funds.

This will support us to run further awareness campaign in schools, colleges and community groups.

We’re really looking forward to sharing our message and talking with our local communities about the support, advice and guidance available for children and young people, in particular.

Date: TBC

Time: All day

In 2020, Papyrus will organise a HopeWalk across the country and encourage as many people as possible to come together with one common aim: to shatter the stigma and to get conversations about suicide started. 

We will walk between West Hallam (where Will lived) and the City Ground in Nottingham (where Will’s favourite football team play) on a date to be arranged. 

We aim to create a purple wave of awareness so please get in touch if you want to be involved.

Date: September 5th 2020

Time: 2:00pm

Our signature event: our celebration of Will’s life.

This year we cannot all meet together. So instead we are running Willfest 20 online !

We will be doing some of his favourite things: enjoying live music, good food, and even better beer, and being with friends. Please join us, in your back garden; dress up, dress down, with food, without, but have your dancing boots ready, and we’ll see you from our garden to celebrate the life of a brilliant young man taken too soon.

We look forward to a different but fabulous Willfest!

To see previous Willfest events, see here

Date: January 30th 2021

Time: 7:30pm

Our bi-annual invitation only Winter Ball will be taking place in January 2021. This is a great opportunity for trustees, volunteers, family friends and associates to gather, share stories and enjoy each other’s company.

We had a wonderful time in 2019 at Breadsall Priory who made us so welcome. 2021’s Winter Ball is being planned and organised. 

Watch out for more information, soon.

To see details about 2019 Winter Ball see here.

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