The Bob Willis Fund

Posted: July 11 2024

The Over 70’s Cricket World Cup and The Bob Willis Fund: A Partnership for a Cause

The Over 70’s Cricket World Cup and The Bob Willis Fund: A Partnership for a Cause

The Over 70’s Cricket World Cup is more than a celebration of spirit; it also speaks to cricket’s lasting legacy, which can bridge generational gaps. The Bob Willis Fund is proud to be one of the tournament’s official charity partners in this year’s competition. 

The tournament begins on July 28th with England versus Sri Lanka, followed by a series of mouth-watering encounters from some of the world’s best veteran cricketers, culminating at the beautiful Wormsley for the final on 11th August. A full fixture list can be found here

Wormsley Cricket Ground, Venue for the Over 70’s World Cup Final

The Bob Willis Fund, established in memory of the legendary England fast bowler Bob Willis, aims to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. The fund’s mission resonates deeply within the cricketing world, highlighting the sport’s capacity to support critical health issues.

Katie Willis, Bob’s daughter, said, “We are thrilled to be part of the Over 70s Cricket World Cup. Dad’s passion for cricket was evident throughout his life. I would love nothing more than for him to deliver the verdict on performances as old rivals lock horns over the coming month.”

Chris Lowe, the Over 70’s World Cup Organiser, shared his thoughts on the collaboration: “Cricket is more than a game; it’s a community. Partnering with The Bob Willis Fund allows us to honour Bob Willis’s memory and contribute to a meaningful cause that affects men as they get older. Welcoming cricketers from around the world and sharing this important message adds an extra dimension to the competition.”

The Over 70’s Cricket World Cup, with its unique blend of competitive spirit and camaraderie, provides an ideal platform to spotlight important health issues. By partnering with The Bob Willis Fund, the tournament not only celebrates the sport but also champions an important cause, with prostate cancer being the most common cancer in men. We hope this partnership may help save a life like Bob’s.

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