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Homeless World Cup

Intrigued to find out more? Click here for the official Homeless World Cup website.

5 a side Competition

Fundraising 5 a side competition was held on 12 August and raised over £650. A full report on the evening's activities is online now. Click here to read it. Photos are also available to view - Click here to see them.

Just Giving

If you are able to donate, please visit my Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly.
Every pound you give will go towards changing people's lives and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

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Quick Note

Just a quick note to prevent any confusion: I'm not associated with, nor am I trying to pass myself off as, World Cup Willie, the 1966 World Cup Mascot. He's much more popular and handsome than I could ever be. If you want to find out more about him click here

Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

So, what’s new? I’ve recently had some generous online and offline donations that have taken my fundraising beyond £800, so I’m nearly 1/3 of the way there. Thank you to everyone who has donated; every pound you give will go towards changing someone’s life. If you would like to donate, please do so here: www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly

I started my half marathon training yesterday with a short (2.3 miles) but fast run, a technique suggested by my boss who has done his fair share of running. I finished up very out of breath and very sweaty, but I’ll be repeating it lots to build my fitness ready for my first half marathon in Ipswich in August.

This week has also produced a new online article from the Football Supporters’ Federation featuring the Homeless World Cup (one of their supported charities) and my fundraising efforts too. Click here to see it.

It started off very cold with some biting wind and rain … but the sun came out in the end. 10k completed, up hill, down dale (are there any of those in Watford?) and through the woods in 52:57. Thank you to everyone for their support and for the sponsorship for this event. Photos are now on the photos page: http://worldcupwilly.net/?page_id=12

Don’t forget, you can donate online at www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly and you can follow me Facebook and Twitter :)

Just gone past £100 of donations so far. Thank you to those who have donated so far :)

As part of my fundraising, I’m now registered for 3 runs with 1 more to follow soon. Look out for me, as I’ll be wearing t-shirts shouting about my fundraising. The races booked so far are:

Watford 10k (coming up on Bank Holiday Monday)

Crisis Square Mile (4.3 miles from St Paul’s Cathedral to The London Eye, back again and a couple of times across the river)

Royal Parks Half Marathon (my first ever half marathon!)

The other one that I’m hoping to register for is the Welwyn Garden City 10 miles in September. I’ll keep you updated on this

May be see you at the races. Please feel free to say hello if you recognise me :)

Just Giving page set up!

I’m now using the online donations/fundraising site JustGiving.com. Please drop by and donate to the fantastic 2010 Homeless World Cup event – you’ll be helping 500 people take part of which 70% will find themselves a new life afterwards (new job, home, reunited family, good health and more … ). All your donations, however large or small, are greatly appreciated.

www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly

Wow! It has been confirmed. I am officially one of just 30 volunteers at the 2010 Homeless World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.  What a fantastic opportunity this is going to be, to make a change to so many peoples’ lives. Around 70% of all participants come out of the event with a new life (job, family, friends and so on) and there are 64 nations taking part. And … it’s all done through the power of The Beautiful Game. If you want to find out more, take a look at http://www.homelessworldcup.org.

I’ve now got 4 months to raise £2600, which pays for one participant to go and for volunteer support. I’ve got all sorts of ideas, but am always pleased to hear your suggestions too.

Watch this space and I’ll keep you updated …



What is this all about?

This is all about creating new futures for people ... through football. It's simple! And more than 500 people from across the world will have the opportunity by taking part in the 2010 Homeless World Cup. The event raises awareness of homelessness globally and drives people to change their lives with new health, jobs, homes, families and more. If you'd like to sponsor me, please click here.

Who am I?

I'm Wil, a football fan ... and now a volunteer at the 2010 Homeless World Cup. I've taken on the challenge of volunteering for the 2010 Homeless World Cup to combine my passion for football with a desire to help others. I'll be getting my hands dirty at the event, helping in a whole range of ways (lugging around equipment, directing teams, talking to the press, compiling results, writing blogs and more). It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved and to make a difference to so many other people's lives.