Willson was born on 20 July 1975 in Maidstone, Kent to parents
Nick and Tricia. He had a very happy childhood along with his
three brothers Simon, Matt and Tom, and led an incredibly active
and fulfilling life, including living in Indonesia, the Netherlands
and the US, and developing an exciting career as a geologist.
sadly died of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Disease (vCJD) in March 2006. Jeremy was extremely unlucky.
To date, only about 160 people are known to have contracted vCJD
worldwide. He was reduced from the incredibly active, outgoing
and successful person he was to a state in which he lost his ability
to walk, remember, eat, co-ordinate, speak and do those things
that we all take for granted.
grabbed life in both hands and achieved more in his short 30 years
than most would expect to do in a whole lifetime. He inspired
and encouraged others to achieve things they did not think they
were able to do.
can find out more about Jeremy’s life and adventures in
his photo gallery.
Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust (JWCT) has been set up so that
Jeremy can continue to have a positive impact, in a small way,
on other people's lives.