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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Every pound you give will go towards changing people's lives and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

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Quick Note

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Doing The 92 – Steve Hall on his bike

11 June; Author: World Cup Willy

Recently met up with Steve Hall who is ‘Doing the 92′ – for those of you not in-the-know, that means he’s visiting each of the 92 league football grounds in England and Wales all the way from Plymouth to Norwich to Newcastle and beyond. He’s also doing on a bike. It sounds like madness, but Steve is doing it for good reason.

Steve’s aim is not to raise money – he is simply raising awareness of the 45 million refugees in the world and for an amazing parallel project that a friend of his is taking on. Bjorn Heidenstrom is a retired Norwegian footballer and is cycling from Oslo to South Africa, again raising awareness of refugees, collecting football shirts and creating  the biggest shirt ever – we think it’s a record breaking shirt – click here to see a Flickr pic. It’s an astonishing undertaking by Bjorn! And he has recently arrived after many months and thousands of miles on his bike. Well done, Bjorn!

Anyway, Steve will be out and about around England and Wales over the summer. You can keep up to date with him on his website and he’ll be delighted to meet and get your support on his trip. At the time of writing he’ll be somewhere between Birmingham and Manchester.

Here’s a little pic of Steve and I when we met, just after I fixed his bike. Hope it’s still going well for him. Good luck, Steve!

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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.