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


Now that I’ve been confirmed as a volunteer, I’ve got to raise £2600. This pays for participants, volunteers, venues, equipment and more and, ultimately, gives people the chance to change their own lives.

I’m happy to accept random donations (click here if you are able to donate), but I’ll also be working hard to organise and take part in other events too (including my 1st half marathon). I’ll be doing the following:

Watford 10k – 2nd May
The Crisis Square Mile Run – Central London – 10th June
Suffolk Coastal Bike Ride – 8th August
Ipswich Half Marathon – 29th August
Royal Parks Half Marathon – 10th October

I’ve also arranged a 5 a side football tournament for Thursday 12 August (from 6pm) in High Wycombe. It’s £60 per team and there’ll be lots of football to play with group games, semi finals and a final all planned. Trophy will be presented to the winning team and there will be an auction, raffle and food too.

If you would like to play, please download an application form here. I’m also looking for wonderful items for the auction and raffle – can you donate tickets for the races, sports car hire, weekends away, concert tickets, rounds of golf, signed sports memorabilia or anything else suitably wonderful? Please email me if you can help – willy@worldcupwilly.net

World Cup Willy’s Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly

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.