Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
8:00 PM 19th November 2019

New Charity Aims To Fulfil The Bucket List Wishes Of Seriously Ill Adults In Leeds

A special event is taking place at the end of November to mark the launch of a new Leeds charity which aims to make lasting memories for seriously ill adults aged 18 and over.

Whole in my Bucket’ has been set-up by Helen Hunter-Thompson in memory of one of her closest friends Sean King, 37 from Morley, who died from cancer in April this year.

The charity aims to fulfil the bucket list wishes of adults with an advanced active, severely life limiting or terminal illness through the kind generosity and donations from the local community and businesses.

The special launch event takes place at The Doghouse on Lower Kirkgate, Leeds on Wednesday 27th November, 6pm – 10pm.

The event includes a live auction and DJ sets from Sara Garvey and Karis & Friends.

Helen, Founder and Head Bucketeer, says:
“When Sean was diagnosed with cancer we wanted to find something positive we could do for him at such a difficult time, so we held a party and hosted an auction with items donated by the local community and businesses. The money raised meant Sean was able to enjoy a fantastic holiday with his partner.

“Sean was one of the kindest people you could ever meet, always putting the thoughts and feelings of others before his own. He had been a carer since the age of 18, for the elderly, primarily with dementia. Sean’s biggest worry when he was diagnosed with cancer for the second time was that he wouldn’t be able to help anyone anymore. This was the motivation for me to make a legacy for him!

Whole in my Bucket ensures Sean’s legacy will live on forever by creating unforgettable bucket list wishes tailored to each individual’s needs.”

Whole in my Bucket hopes to make individuals’ wishes come true through the support of the local community and corporate partners, who can make a donation or ‘bank’ their time, skills, goods or services via the charity’s website.

Helen adds:
“When people have a serious illness every day is precious, but the pressures of diagnosis, treatment and recovery can be overwhelming. Through the provision of comforts, services, visits and experiences, Whole in my Bucket highlights how community spirit and kindness can make a difference for those who need it most.”

To make a donation and for information on how you can support Whole in my Bucket, please visit

About Whole in my Bucket
Whole in my Bucket is a Leeds based charity, working with seriously ill 18+ year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Bucket List Wishes.

It is based on the idea that if the community of Leeds come together and make donations to the charity, whether it be monatory, a skill, product or a service, we can achieve amazing things for those who need it most. Kindness after all has the power to change lives.