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2006 - A Year of Charity fundraising


Supporters who have raised money for SOS Children throughout 2006 for a variety of projects, some of which we highlight here:

skydive for Blantyre, Malawi
  • Rosanna Yeung raised over £2,000 For the SOS Children's Village Blantyre, Malawi from a tandem skydive. You can see Rosanna in action in the photograph.

  • A Fashion show at Guildford High School supported our ongoing work in The Gambia.

  • Oldham Collage raised funds for a temporary shelter at Rawalpindi, Pakistan, following the earthquake in October 2005.

SOS Children's village Pemba, Mozambique
  • Instead of gifts for their wedding, Emma McDonald and Alistair Thompson asked friends and family to support the SOS Children's Village Pemba, Mozambique. The resulting donations total over £3,000. What a great alternative!

Don’t forget you can choose to support SOS Children in many ways - from birthday and wedding gifts, through to anniversary and retirement gifts. What about getting active in your fundraising? A new year and why not get healthy at the same time - marathons, half marathons and sponsored events. If you and friends, family and colleagues get together you could hold a raffle or a make collection at work. Endless ways to give hope to orphans. We have a Donate and Help section for more details that might suit you. If you would like some inspiration you can take a look at our A to Z of Fundraising.

To see how you can fundraise for projects in need of funding please contact Caroline on 01223 365589 or email

World Orphan Week

Thank you to everyone taking part in World Orphan Week - from 'Balloon Races' to 'Big Nights In' to a 'Walk for WOW'. You did a fantastic job!

As you can see from these picture essays, a great deal was done to raise awareness of Word Orphan Week through balloon races started in:

Congratulations to all who took part in the Balloon Races for World Orphan Week and to Parkside College, Cambridge whose balloon travelled the furthest - all the way to Belgium! Thank you to everyone involved in World Orphan Week - more details can be seen on the World Orphan Week pages.

To get involved and become one of our volunteers you can contact Rebecca Cook on 01223 365589 or email

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