Where There’s A Will

Where There’s a Will, or more commonly known, Willo, inspires communities to learn how to embrace inclusion and be a community that supports and acknowledges all its residents.

Artists throughout the world paint cricket bats that have been refurbished by community groups like men’s sheds and people living with disabilities. These communities are united through cricket and art and conversations that revolve around inclusion. It opens pathways to learn and build relatiomnships.

The cricket bat exhibitions unite the whole of community and has the potential to change individual behaviours and perceptions of inclusion at all levels in the community.

100% of funds raised from the exhibitions are driven back into the community to create community owned, community driven and community managed services, places and programs for “all abilities” in the community. 

Ange Clarke Founder

Our Patrons

We have had the pleasure of meeting Will and the team.

Will’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious and what Where There’s a Will has accomplished is highly impressive. From a simple idea – teaching Will skills through refurbished cricket bats – to a growing community across Australia, Where There’s a Will is having a big impact.

They are creating awareness about the ability in disability and encouraging communities to come together to integrate and support those with a disability. It is an uplifting and inspiring journey and Linda and I are delighted to be part of it.

We look forward to supporting the team as joint Patrons and encourage all Australians to join us”.

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency, Mrs Hurley.

 

A Current Affair
“The Last Over” 5th December 2021

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“People Inspiring People” October 2019

How to be a Willo Artist

Creating a piece of artwork on a cricket bat is open to anyone who would like to work with Willo. There are no rules or restrictions and the bat will be supplied by Willo ready to paint.

You don’t need to be an artist… you simply need to want to be involved and have an interest in making a difference.

You may know someone who would love to paint, either way let us know and we will send you a bat meticulously refurbished by our team throughout Australia.

Please contact us to register your interest.

How to be a Willo Community

Willo is empowering and uniting communities through art, ability and inclusion.

The Willo Community is currently a collection of over 800 artists, community groups and individuals supporting and responding to creting places of belonging and comnection. To become a Willo community you simply need to want to be a more inclusive place to live.

If you would like to be a Willo community please contact us.

How to send us your bats

We source the second hand bats from schools, cricket clubs, privately and through communities.

Any old bats will be welcomed and bats that have been left in sheds and unused or potentially to be thrown out will be recycled and given a beautiful new purpose and home.

If you would like to send us a bat directly please contact us.

WILLO MOMENTS

Ben Will & Steve

Ben Will & Steve

A few weeks ago we were contacted by Harley, manager to...

A Man of Influence

A Man of Influence

On the 18th January 2021 Will was listed in the 20 Most...

Inclusion

Inclusion

When our story went to air on the 5th December this year...

INSTAGRAM 

Congratulations acclaimed Dhungatti artist, Blak Douglas.

Archibald Prize Winner 2022.

We are incredibly grateful to have had your support as a Willo artist and loved how your bat reminded us of inclusion fairness and equality.

Your prize winning portrait of Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, titled Moby Dickens. It’s the second time an Indigenous Australian has won the prize in 101 years, after Vincent Namatjira in 2020.

Dickens, who is based on Bundjalung country in Lismore, is painted holding buckets while standing ankle-deep in floodwater. The 14 flat-bottomed clouds behind her represent the numbers of days and nights that the first flood lasted in Lismore. At 3m x 2m, it’s the largest painting on show at the Archibald exhibition.

Congratulations @blakdouglas
Everyone at Willo is extremely happy for you x

@nativeoysters @benquilty @heyfieldbatsforwill @australianmensshedassociation @thebeachfarmonyorkes @amberkennymusic
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Our cricket bats are potentially saved from landfill, or gifted to us and carefully and lovingly refurbished by men’s sheds and regional organisations supporting our children and friends living with neurodiversity.

Through community driven exhibitions they are transformed into beautiful pieces of art from local artists. They are then sold to help raise funds so communities can create places of inclusion and belonging for all people who have and continue to feel excluded and isolated.

It’s a wonderful process to observe.

Communities being empowered and lives being transformed.

@australianmensshedassociation @benquilty @leistmarty @heyfieldbatsforwill @the_robertson_pie_shop @ngununggula
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Thanks to Jen and Will at the @the_robertson_pie_shop for supporting Willo.

Our famous pie shop on top of the mountain is home now to some cricket bats painted by artists from around Australia.

Will and Will sharing stories of two of our most iconic Aussie pastimes … cricket and eating meat pies.

#anzacday2022 #robertson #meatpies #artoftheday @benquilty @ngununggula
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Speaking at the @australianmensshedassociation Gathering in Albury with Marty Leist and @johnkennis1954

Very excited about our new project and the possibility of 1200 sheds participating in #australiabatsforwill and collaborating around inclusion, connection and ability 💚

@gg_australia
#iknowwill #community #inclusion #mensshed #collaboration
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A privilege to present alongside a cast of speakers including Steven Bradbury at the National Men’s Shed Gathering in Albury this week.

Willo is collaborating on a project that we hope will inspire all 1200 sheds across Australia to connect to disability and create for #mensshedsbatforwill

@australianmensshedassociation is one of this countries best community organizations.

#australiabatsforwill #iknowwill #lastmanstanding
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Where There’s A Will Ltd
ABN 14 634 182 497
Registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)
44 May Street
Robertson NSW 2578
P: +61 2 427 110 968
E: hello@wheretheresawill.org.au