Attendees at the London Football Awards helped raised enough money to provide more than 140 special days for seriously ill young adults aged between 16 and 40. Brentford goalkeeper Daniel Bentley was named 2017/18 Goalkeeper of the Year, sponsored by Frogmore, at the event, held last Thursday. But the event also raised more than £175,000 for Willow, the only national charity providing Special Days for seriously ill 16-40-year-olds.
Willow was set up by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, in memory of their daughter Anna, who died of cancer aged 31. Since 1999 the charity has fulfilled more than 13,000 special days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. The charity puts on the awards to celebrate the best of London football and Daniel was one of the night's winners.
The event was covered in depth on brentfordfc.com and fans can catch up with what they missed below.
Full details of all winners can be seen here while Daniel can be seen talking before winning the award here and giving his acceptance speech here. Brentford FC Community Sports Trust were nominated for a prize and reaction to that nomination can be seen here. Brentford FC Head Coach Dean Smith was at the event and he praised the work of the Trust here. Social media reaction to the night can be seen here.