World Orphan Week
We are not running World Orphan Week this year. Please visit our main website to find out more about our work...
World Orphan Week is our way of raising awareness of the number of orphaned children growing up alone around the world, with nothing and no one to care for them.
The awareness and funds raised through World Orphan Week enable SOS Children (www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk) to change the lives of these vulnerable children and ensure they grow up with the love, care and security of a family.
World Orphan Week is an opportunity for you to be part of this change. In 2013, we raised vital funds for children in Chipata, Zambia, and this video shows you the amazing work of our supporters at this special time of year:
There are so many ways that you can support World Orphan Week. From organising a fundraising event, to raising awareness. Last time, many of you helped us by running, rowing, walking, cycling and swimming - collectively undertaking the distance from the UK to Chipata. Whatever you decide to do, we'll support you as you undertake your World Orphan Week challenge.
Have a look at SOS Children's website for:
How to fundraise for your World Orphan Week challenge
Visit Virgin Money Giving to create your online fundraising page. It’s really easy to set up and takes just a few minutes. You can personalise your page with photos and a message. Then email it to your friends and family, so they can make a secure online donation and leave you messages of support. Donations are transferred straight to SOS Children's Villages together with the Gift Aid from every eligible donation.