Jeremy Willson was born on 20 July 1975 in Maidstone, Kent in the UK to parents Nick and Tricia. He had a very happy childhood along with his brothers Simon, Tom and twin brother Matt, and led an incredibly active and fulfilling life, including living in Indonesia, the Netherlands and the US, travelling globally and developing an exciting career as a geologist.
Jeremy sadly died of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in March 2006. Jeremy was extremely unlucky. To date, only 228 people are known to have contracted vCJD worldwide, with none still living. 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.
Jeremy 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. The 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.