Our Story

The Leon Barwell Foundation supports families affected by Cancer by helping them create memories that are everlasting.

The foundation was founded by the Barwell family in memory of Leon Barwell – former Northampton Saints Chairman and local businessman – who sadly passed away following an 18 month battle with Cancer.

Leon’s wife Paula say’s, throughout Leon’s battle with the disease we were determined not to let Cancer take over our lives. It took great strength mostly from Leon but from us all to try to ensure that we continued to enjoy our precious time together. We enjoyed normal everyday routines, special days out, holiday’s with all the family. Mindful that this time together became very precious and every moment counted.

The memories that we created during this time will stay with us all forever, we had fun, we laughed and we lived life as best we could.