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.

LATEST UPDATE: (July 20th 2022) Plans well underway for Willfest 2022 :-).   And planning for the Winter Ball 2023 are progressing well :-).


xx/xx/22 Hopewalk 2022  

03/09/22 Willfest 2022

04/02/23 Winter Ball 2023

xx/xx/21 Hopewalk 2022 

03/09/22 Willfest 2022

04/02/23 Winter Ball 2023

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: February 6th 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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Great news – although we can’t meet in person because of COVID-19, you will still be able to don your glad rags and dance the night away at our Virtual Dinner Party.

Saturday 6th February is the date, and near a computer screen is where you need to be and the event will stream live into your living room, your kitchen, your garden, or wherever you want to be.

For a minimum donation of £12.50 per person you will receive a suggested menu, and a party pack that will include 5 raffle tickets and a few other surprises to make the night one to remember. 🎊

Dress code: dress to impress ! With prizes for the best dressed group.

We might not be able to get together just yet, but we can work through this, like we did with Willfest, and have a great night raising money to help those young people we know and love make informed decisions about their well-being, and point them in the right direction for professional support and help.


Date: 3rd September 2022

Time: 2:00pm

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

This year we are already planning for our second ‘real’ event, since the coronavirus restrictions.

And of course, we will be doing some of Will’s favourite things: enjoying live music, good food, and even better beer, and being with friends. When we have more to tell you, we will let you know across our social media feed so that you can come and join us and celebrate the life of a brilliant young man taken too soon.

We look forward to a wonderful Willfest22 !

To see previous Willfest events, see here

Date: 4th February 2023

Time: 7:30 pm

In 2023, our Winter Ball will be held at Breadsall Priory.

Our first Ball was held here in 2019 and was a fabulous success. The venue is splendid and the atmosphere awesome, so come and join us at our third Winter Ball (following on from our ‘virtual’ Ball held in 2021). 

We will let you know more information as we approach the date, so look out on our social media feeds for the latest updates and event information.

Here’s to another successful Winter Ball! 


Date: TBC 2022

Time: All day

In 2022, subject to any Coronavirus restrictions, 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 participate with a walk from West Hallam to include places that meant something to Will and the family. It may be a full walk, it may be a picnic as part of it.  More news to follow.

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

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