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6 Villages for 2006 campaign


Italy was crowned World Cup champion but the real winner was SOS Children. As a result of the funds raised we will be able to support 800 orphaned and abandoned children in new family homes in six new SOS Children’s Villages.

In addition, we will be able to provide support to over 5,000 children and 1,000 families through additional community outreach programmes.

Twin Towers at Wembley

A monoprint of Wembley’s famous Twin Towers was the highlight of a football inspired art exhibition held at Ninetythree Gallery in London to support the ‘6 Villages for 2006’ campaign. The online prediction game, SOS Football, raised more vital funds for the campaign by testing fans' knowledge of the teams.

A big thank you to everyone involved in the campaign and for making it such a huge success.

Christmas Cards

You can view a selection of SOS Children charity Christmas cards on our Christmas cards for 2006 page. Cards are available to buy now: call 01223 365589 or email to place your order.

On the move for SOS Children

The SOS Children team after completing the British 10K Run

On the move for SOS Children

Congratulations to all competitors in the British 10K Run and the London Triathlon who completed the courses. Your support is much appreciated! (Well done to the SOS staff who also took part!)

Taking a well earned rest after completing the Mont Blanc Half Marathon

Johnny Chatterton (right) hitting the heights for SOS Children in the Mont Blanc Half Marathon.

John and Ron raising money for SOS Children

John Herold and his friend Ron making their mark at the Great Scottish Walk 2006.

SOS children in Brazil

Stuck for a present at Christmas?

If you are lost for what to Christmas presents to buy, why not think about the gift of sponsorship for a friend or family member? With regular updates from your sponsored child or village it is the best way to make sure that Christmas lasts throughout the year. We would love to talk to you more about sponsorship: please call 01223 365589 or visit our sponsorship webpages and sponsorship directory.

Sponsor a child for life, not just for Christmas.

WOW Celebrity Golf Day

SOS Children supporter Leee John

28 September 2006

At the exclusive Buckinghamshire Course in Denham, test your handicap for World Orphan Week. Teams are available at £1,000+VAT. If you would like to enter a team of four please contact Ruth on 01223 365589 or email


Kettlefields' School Malawi Cake Stall

Our WOW Schools’ Fundraising Pack contains ideas for events you can hold during WOW week. What about an art exhibition celebrating WOW (with mums and dads encouraged to buy their child’s artwork!), or cake stalls selling world food, or virtual challenges? You can see our schools pages for more information, or if you would like a pack please email


Get your colleagues to donate an hour's pay during WOW - with the director leading the way of course! You can download our simple form here and circulate it amongst your colleagues - easy to do with email. You'll see how quickly the money starts coming in.

Hold an event at your office for WOW. There are lots of great ideas such as a family fun day with bouncy castles, competitions and entertainment. Another idea is a dress-down day - everyone pays to wear casual clothes for the day. To make it more interesting you could give it a theme - why not to ask everyone to wear green for WOW?

For more details please email

Clubs and Groups

A party raises funds for SOS Children

Get together with your friends and raise money for WOW - hold a pub quiz, coffee morning, bring and buy, dinner dance, barbecue, picnic - even a sponsored bike ride! Bring the WOW factor to your event! For more details please email

Virtual Challenge

Take part in a virtual challenge - climb the equivalent of Mount Kilimanjaro (six km) up the school stairs or ‘Swim across Lake Malawi’ (20km) by doing laps of the local pool!

Email to arrange your event.

Download details from the website:

Volunteer Regional Co-ordinator Lindsy is supporting Vietnam for World Orphan Week by involving local brownies and scouts in activities, as well as by holding fundraising walks and getting schools in Doncaster involved in WOW.

Let us know what you are doing and we can feature you in the next newsletter and on the WOW website!

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