The Nic Willoughby Fund was set up in September 2018 in partnership with Heart of Bucks after tragically losing 22 year old Nic due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Nic was a much loved and highly thought of young man, keen on sports and fun loving. The loss of Nic is immense and this fund helps keep his memory alive. A worthy legacy in his name. 

The generosity from everyone that knew Nic and those that didn’t since the fund started has been astounding, and we continue to raise funds to support our aims. Please see our News and Events pages for our next fundraising events. 

Our Aims

Support Grassroots Sports

Financial support and assisting in the development of grassroots sports primarily in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas.

Fund Heart Screenings

Provide funding for heart screenings for young men and women in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas.

Support Talented Individuals

Providing financial aid to support local individuals on their path to the highest standard of sport.

Supporting Grassroots Sports

Grassroots sport and recreation has a huge impact on the lives of millions of people, improving not just physical health, but also mental and social health for anyone, any age, anywhere. Small grassroots sports clubs are often fighting for funding whether for equipment, travel, or spaces to be able to keep these clubs alive.   

Funding Heart Screenings

Every week in the UK, 12 apparently fit and healthy people – all aged 35 and under – die from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. In Italy, where heart screening is mandatory for all young people engaged in organised sport, the incidence of young sudden cardiac death has been reduced by 89%. Help us try to make a difference.

Supporting Talented Individuals

Within certain sports there is a lack of funding available for those still at an amateur level which can hold these athletes from being able to reach the next step. Even a small gesture such as providing some new equipment or travel cost to attend a tournament or competition can make the difference. 

Special Projects

The Nic Willoughby Fund teams with other charities to support bigger picture projects that will support health and wellbeing within the community. Keep an eye on our news page and social media for updates on any new projects. 

How you can support The Nic Willoughby Fund

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In Partnership with Hearth of Bucks

Heart of Bucks is a community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of people in Buckinghamshire. Bringing together the financial resources of individuals, families and businesses to award grants. The Heart of Bucks are pleased to have been able to help establish the Nic Willoughby Fund. Through our partnership Nic’s friends and family have been able to get directly involved in supporting their chosen cause of grassroots sports activities, without the cost and administration of setting up their own charitable trust.