Willie attended an Evening with Sir Ian Botham OBE on June 6 to celebrate and honour the achievements of the great cricketer. Hosted at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, the evening was host to a wonderful event.
Willie is an avid supporter of the charity, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People and using his varied expertise and experience as an auctioneer, Willie presented the auction items to the guests to raise as much money as possible for the charity during the evenings planned auction.
Auctioneering off iconic memorabilia from the world of sports, entertainment and film alongside sensational experience packages that include fine-dining, golf days and once-in-a-lifetime getaways, Willie was delighted with the response from the guests.
Organised by Champions (UK) plc, the annual charity cricket dinner saw guests delighted with the entertainment and auction. Willie commented on the night: 'I always enjoy Champions (UK) plc events, and have thoroughly enjoyed honouring the great Sir Ian Botham OBE tonight. Hopefully we have all managed to raise a fair amount of money for the selected charity, Rainbows!'
Willie will be stepping away from the snooker cue and picking up the golf clubs on June 12 at the Westerham Golf Club in Kent.
Attending a corporate event, Willie will be joining the teams and playing golf alongside them. Moving off the manicured golf course and heading indoors to the beautiful club house, Willie will entertain and enthral the guests with a speech.
Starting around 10am and lasting all day long, Willie is looking forward to the event and hopes everyone will enjoy the day.
Willie will be visiting a group of young apprentices who have made it through to the finals for the '2013 National Apprentice Team of the Year'! Visiting Coalville on 31 May 2013 to show his support for the team, Willie will be supporting them in their challenge to raise awareness for the fact that apprenticeships are not solely manual labour and to encourage businesses to take on apprentices.
The team Willie is visiting has made it to the finals, beating over 90 teams and 800 fellow apprentices who took part in the competition. Having been set the challenge of raising the profile of apprenticeships, the team and Willie will be doing this by running a car-wash to help raise funds for Cancer Research.
The apprentice team are part of the East Midlands Housing Group which works across the East Midlands, including Leicester, Coalville, Melton Mowbray, Northampton, Long Eaton and Sutton to help get young people into work.
For more information on apprenticeships, please visit emhgonline.co.uk today.
On the 17 May 2013, Willie is delighted to be attending the Hall-Fast Charity May Ball in aid of the Fountaindale School. The event will be taking place at the John Fretwell Centre in Mansfield.
Willie will be hosting the evening and charming the guests with his natural and friendly personality and genuine wit and charisma.
Hall-Fast Industrial Suppliers service customers throughout the UK and in over 75 overseas markets with over 45 million stocked items ranging from access equipment, fastenings, tools and work-wear. With a strong desire to 'put something back' into the community, Hall-Fast aims to raise £20,000 for the charity of their choice, Fountaindale School.
Fountaindale School is a specialist SEN school which offers inclusive education for pupils aged 3 to 19 who have complex physical and sensory needs. The school provides education, therapy, nursing and any other specialist services individual pupils may require.
Willie is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful evening and hopes that everyone who attends can help hit the target of £20,000!
On Monday 6 May 2013, Ronnie O'Sullivan made history by taking the World Championship title for the fifth year in a row.
Willie comments that as the world watched O'Sullivan come out of his sabbatical for the 2013 World Championship, everyone wondered if he was capable of taking the title for the fifth year after having such a long period out of play.
He proved to the world that he could.
With a score of 18-12, O'Sullivan beat his fellow finalist Barry Hawkins.
Willie thoroughly enjoyed commentating for the 2013 championship, and was thrilled to be a part of the excitement and entertainment the championship has provided to all of its fans!