NEW Hurricane Irma T-Shirts

On 6 September 2017 Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands, causing severe devastation throughout, including to our dear, wonderful Willy T.  Two weeks later Hurricane Maria narrowly missed a direct hit on the BVIs, though St Croix in the USVIs was badly damaged.  To help raise money for the reconstruction of the BVIs, we have created a special, limited edition t-shirt to remember this terrible event.

We will donate the net proceeds of sales of the t-shirt to Unite BVI Foundation, which is an established BVI non-profit organization (affiliated with Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite charity) that is taking a leading role in rebuilding the BVIs.  Because Unite BVI Foundation works with Virgin Unite, all of its overheads are covered by Virgin Unite supported by the Virgin Group and the Branson Family, so 100% of the net proceeds that we raise and give to them will be put to use rebuilding the BVIs.

We encourage everyone who can help to give directly as well – it’s a big job to rebuild everything in the BVIs that was damaged or destroyed by Irma.  You can give directly by visiting

Thank you for your support to rebuild our beloved Virgin Islands.

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In the meantime, we will be rebuilding as well – the Willy T will be back, better than ever!  No hurricane can keep the William Thornton down for long!
We look forward to welcoming back soon to the Bight at Norman Island all of our friends!  The William Thornton lives on!  Stay connected on this William Thornton website and Facebook for updates on the progress of the rebuild.  THE LEGEND LIVES ON!!!