Homeless World Cup

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Here we go …

2 April; Author: World Cup Willy

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 …

2 Responses to “Here we go …”

  1. Just thought i would comment and say cool theme, who you think will win the World Cup 2010?

  2. Thanks :)

    Always hoping for England to finally do it. I know they’ll do it one day, just hope it is soon.

    Realistically … it’s got to be Spain or Brazil. Looking forward to seeing the upsets and surprises along the way – always makes for an interesting tournament.

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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.