The Bob Willis Fund

Posted: May 29 2024

Smile Group Travel Partnership

Smile Group Travel Partnership

Smile Group Travel is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Bob Willis Fund, timed perfectly for an exhilarating winter of cricket in the Caribbean. This partnership will enhance the experience of cricket fans travelling to watch England’s white-ball sides play against the West Indies in October and November 2024.

Smile Group Travel, an official Cricket West Indies travel partner, will offer exclusive tour packages to Barbados, Antigua, and St Lucia. These tours offer an opportunity to witness top-tier cricket and include unique private events with renowned cricketers, blending the vibrant atmosphere of the matches with unforgettable experiences.

Katie Willis, daughter of the legendary England cricketer Bob Willis, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership: “We are delighted to partner with Smile Travel for these extraordinary cricket tours. The Bob Willis Fund is dedicated to supporting prostate cancer research and awareness, and this partnership allows cricket fans to contribute to this vital cause while enjoying the sport they love.”

Graeme Walker, Director of Smile Group Travel added, “We are delighted to be partnering with the Bob Willis Fund and raising crucial money for a fabulous charity, which is held dear by many in the cricket community. At Smile, we know the importance of the personal touch when it comes to supporters tours, and all our options for this winter’s West Indies-England series are tailored with long-lasting memories in mind.

“Our extensive contacts in the Caribbean, and considerable local knowledge, mean you can rely on us to provide an exciting, engaging and seamless cricket holiday adventure. Plus, when you book with Smile you’ll also be donating to a great cause. We look forward to seeing you in Barbados and Antigua this winter.”

For every booking made on these tours, Smile Travel will donate £50 to the Bob Willis Fund, directly supporting its mission. Highlights of the tour include a hog roast at Gordon Greenidge’s home in Barbados and an exclusive tea event in the Antigua rainforest with Sir Richie Richardson and friends, offering fans personal interactions with cricket legends. Roland Butcher, the tour ambassador and former England international, will also be available to engage with Smile tourists, providing insights and stories from his cricket career.

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

In addition to the cricket tours, Smile Travel is offering a unique golfing holiday in Barbados in early 2025. This five-night package combines rounds of golf at prestigious courses like Royal Westmoreland, Sandy Lane, and Apes Hill with VIP access to the Sandy Lane Gold Cup horse-racing event. The golfing tour also supports the Bob Willis Fund with a charity event featuring Roland Butcher and Gordon Greenidge.

These tours promise to create lasting memories in picturesque Caribbean settings, blending sports and leisure with meaningful charity support.

For more information and to book your place on these exclusive tours, visit Smile Group Travel’s website here. Stay updated with the latest news by registering your interest and selecting the ‘England Cricket Supporters Tours’ or ‘Golf Playing Tours’ options.

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