Homeless World Cup

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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.

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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

Amazing challenge – friends raising awareness of refugees and homeless

29 May; Author: World Cup Willy

Recently been contacted by Steve Hall, telling me about his challenge and that of a friend, Bjorn Heidenstrom. You must visit Steve’s site to find out how much hard work there’ll be in their challenges. It’s amazing!

Steve is ‘doing the 92′, cycling 3000 miles around the 92 English & Welsh league clubs from May to August. He is providing PR and mirroring Bjorn who is cycling from Norway to South Africa (truly phenomenal – cycling across 2 continents!), collecting football shirts to build one giant shirt. The Guiness Book of Records have been informed, so we hope it will be a record! The aim is to raise awareness of the world’s 45 million refugess who have no home and no support, which is being supported by many football clubs and celebrities as well as large and small organisations.

More info about these amazing guys can be found at http://theshirt2010.co.uk and there’s info too about how to support them (can you offer Steve a bed, cup of tea or evening meal?), meet Steve and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Go take a look.

One Response to “Amazing challenge – friends raising awareness of refugees and homeless”

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks so much for that kind intro. I would be very happy to meet you and your supporters as I travel through the UK,

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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.