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

Update – donations, running, FSF article

16 May; Author: World Cup Willy

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.

2 Responses to “Update – donations, running, FSF article”

  1. Steve says:

    Hi I found this site through the excellent FSF article. I’d be happy to try to help.

    As you can see from http://www.theshirt2010.co.uk we are on parallel tracks and I would be pleased to feature you on my site and see if there is any synergy.

    Please let me know if you wish to add content there

    Kind Regards


  2. Hi Steve

    Thanks for your message. Sounds like you’re doing some great (and hard!) work too. Would love to know how we can help each other out – may be we’ll catch up on your trip too. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Wil :)

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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.