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How you can help

World Orphan Week LogoWorld Orphan Week supporters take part in the the London 10K Run

Thank you to everyone who helped make World Orphan Week such a great success last week! People held all kinds of activities to raise money for SOS Children including sponsored walks, auctions, photo exhibitions, badminton tournaments, bring and buy sales and win-a-day-off-work raffles.

SOS Children also held a number of balloon races at schools around the country - have a look at the photos for Cambridge, Newcastle, Ealing and Reigate!

You can still support World Orphan Week, by sending in donations or organising an event - keep reading!

Want to give it a go? Fundraising is fun and immensely rewarding. Anyone can become a successful fundraiser for WOW, whatever their skills and abilities. We have put together some resources to give you some ideas and help you along the way. There are so many different things you can do to raise awareness and funds and we would love to hear from you.

Get sponsored

It's easy to get involved in an event or perhaps you could even design your own! And why not get sponsored to do it? We have put together some fundraising ideas to get you started and here's a sponsorship form for you and your friends to download.

Hold an event

Put the WOW factor into your favourite sport and organise a special event! Possible events include tennis tournaments, half marathons, golf days, swimathons, badminton competitions, special cricket matches ... the possibilities are endless!.

Involve your school

You can involve your school with activities! We have suggestions for activities and a balloon launch package which we can arrange for you and your school. We have lots of resources you can use to plan your lessons, including case studies of the countries in which SOS Children is active.

Fundraise at work

Giving a small, regular donation is very valuable to SOS Children. There are many schemes, such as payroll giving, which allow you to donate as you earn. You may like to organise a fundraising event with your colleagues. This can help with office team building and supports our work at the same time!

Sponsor a child

Read about what is involved in child sponsorship and about the countries in which this is offered by looking through our sponsorship directory. Sponsoring a child is a very rewarding experience and can make a big difference to a child's life.

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To support our work you can easily make a one off donation. The process is simple and can be done online. You can specify that you would like the money to be used for WOW in the instructions box on the online donation form.

All money goes to those who need it most

100% of the proceeds from World Orphan Week go to support the work of SOS Children. We currently care for over 60,000 children in our unique SOS Children's Villages and youth homes and support a further 900,000 in the community in 124 countries around the world.

Together we can really make a difference - do something today for WOW !

Please contact us with any ideas or questions you may have about getting involved in WOW. Visit our photo gallery to view some of the great events held in 2005 which supported our work and helped give orphans a future.

WOW Celebrities

And it's not just schools and community groups supporting World Orphan Week - we've also got a number of WOW celebrity supporters lending a hand!

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