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News and updates from the SOS Africa Children's Charity's global fundraising campaigns and education programmes across South Africa...

  1. Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Donate £5000 to Protect SOS Africa Children Against Corona Virus Pandemic

    Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Donate £5000 to Protect SOS Africa Children Against Corona Virus Pandemic

    After the cancellation of this year's Glastonbury Festival, SOS Africa's Volunteer Litter Pickers have donated £5000 to upgrade our charity's Somerset West Education Centre...

  2. Historic livestream fundraising event feeds thousands of South Africans during Coronavirus pandemic lockdown

    Historic livestream fundraising event feeds thousands of South Africans during Coronavirus pandemic lockdown

    A livestream charity fundraising event hosted by 2 Minecraft icons raised £75,000 for Emergency Food Appeal to support thousands of South African's during the Coronavirus Lockdown...

  3. 350 Complete SOS Africa Wells Cathedral Abseil Challenge and Break Charity Fundraising Record

    350 Complete SOS Africa Wells Cathedral Abseil Challenge and Break Charity Fundraising Record

    After a formidable 6 months fundraising and an unforgettable 5 days of abseiling, we are delighted to announce that our 350 brave Wells Cathedral Abseilers have raised an incredible...

  4. Bishop of Bath and Wells to Abseil from Wells Cathedral for SOS Africa

    Bishop of Bath and Wells to Abseil from Wells Cathedral for SOS Africa

    The Rt Revd Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath and Wells, has just signed up for SOS Africa's 124ft Free Fall Abseil from Wells Cathedral...

  5. Construction Work on SOS Africa's First Education Centre Building Project Begins...

    Construction Work on SOS Africa's First Education Centre Building Project Begins...

    Daily photos & updates on the construction of SOS Africa's first Education Centre Building Project at Grabouw Primary School from the 5th December 2018...

  6. 130 Abseil from St Marys Church, Bruton and Smash Fundraising Target

    130 Abseil from St Marys Church, Bruton and Smash Fundraising Target

    130 abseilers complete SOS Africa's 100ft abseil challenge from St Mary's Church, Bruton and smash £7000 fundraising target...

  7. Final 24 Hour Shepton Prison Charity Lock-In Raises £24,000 for SOS Africa and Supports Shepton Mallet Community Centre Refurbishment

    Final 24 Hour Shepton Prison Charity Lock-In Raises £24,000 for SOS Africa and Supports Shepton Mallet Community Centre Refurbishment

    An extraordinary charity fundraising event during which guilty individuals from across the UK endured 24 hours incarceration at the UKs oldest prison, to safeguard the education of...

  8. SOS Africa Charity Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Keep the Pyramid Stage Clean and Secure 33 Years of School Tuition!

    SOS Africa Charity Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Keep the Pyramid Stage Clean and Secure 33 Years of School Tuition!

    SOS Africa Charity Litter Picking Volunteers clear Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Field and raise �8,000 (33 years of education) for children in South Africa...

  9. Ms United Kingdom to Become Inmate at Shepton Mallet Prison 24hr Charity Lock-In Event

    Ms United Kingdom to Become Inmate at Shepton Mallet Prison 24hr Charity Lock-In Event

    Ms United Kingdom becomes the latest fundraiser to sign up for SOS Africa's "Nominate an Inmate 2" 24 hour charity lock-in at Shepton Mallet Prison...

  10. Memorable Moments from SOS Africa 2016

    Memorable Moments from SOS Africa 2016

    What a year it has been for the SOS Africa Staff and Children. Why not join us on a brief trip down memory lane as we look at the SOS Africa Charity's 2016 highlights...

  11. 35 Fearless Fundraisers Walk on Fire for the SOS Africa Charity Children

    35 Fearless Fundraisers Walk on Fire for the SOS Africa Charity Children

    35 fearless fundraisers complete the SOS Africa Charity Firewalk at Frome College to raise funds for a new education centre due to open in South Africa in January 2017...

  12. Formidable Fundraising Feats Sponsor Opening of SOS Africa Charity Libraries

    Formidable Fundraising Feats Sponsor Opening of SOS Africa Charity Libraries

    SOS Africa Charity fundraisers complete London Marathon and 3 Peaks Challenge to open new Aftercare Centre Libraries...

  13. Frome Mayor Toby Eliot and David Warburton MP to Firewalk for Frome Charity SOS Africa

    Frome Mayor Toby Eliot and David Warburton MP to Firewalk for Frome Charity SOS Africa

    SOS Africa is pleased to announce that Frome Mayor Toby Eliot and David Warburton MP will be participating in our November Charity Firewalk Fundraising Event at Frome College...

  14. SOS Africa's Nominate an Inmate Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison Shortlisted for National Fundraising Award

    SOS Africa's Nominate an Inmate Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison Shortlisted for National Fundraising Award

    The SOS Africa Children's Charity is shortlisted for a National Fundraising Award after hosting a memorable 24 hour lock-in fundraising event at the iconic Shepton Mallet Prison...

  15. Swansea University Abseilers Raise £10,000 for African Education Charities

    Swansea University Abseilers Raise £10,000 for African Education Charities

    120 Swansea University staff and students complete 150ft abseil to raise £10,000 for African education charities...

  16. Nominate an Inmate Prison Event Raises £35,300 for SOS Africa Children

    Nominate an Inmate Prison Event Raises £35,300 for SOS Africa Children

    Our write-up of SOS Africa's Nominate an Inmate charity fundraising event at Shepton Mallet Prison...

  17. SOS Africa Charity Launches 24hr Lock-In Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison

    SOS Africa Charity Launches 24hr Lock-In Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison

    SOS Africa launches the first ever charity fundraising event enabling fundraisers to sentence individuals to 24 hours imprisonment in HMP Shepton Mallet this October...

  18. Swansea Civic Centre Abseil Raises £9,500 for African Charities

    Swansea Civic Centre Abseil Raises £9,500 for African Charities

    Last December, teams from South Wales councils, universities, schools and businesses flocked to Swansea's Civic Centre to abseil and raised £9500 for African charities...

  19. Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Abseil Most Successful Event in Charity's History

    Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Abseil Most Successful Event in Charity's History

    300 brave fundraisers abseil from Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage to raise over £40,000 for the SOS Africa Children's Charity...

  20. Love the Farm, Leave NO Trace: SOS Africa Assists Glastonbury Festival Clean-Up

    Love the Farm, Leave NO Trace: SOS Africa Assists Glastonbury Festival Clean-Up

    The SOS Africa Charity sends a team of 46 litter pickers to assist with the Glastonbury Festival clean-up operation...

  21. SOS Africa to host Charity Abseil from Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage

    SOS Africa to host Charity Abseil from Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage

    SOS Africa is delighted to announce that we have secured one of Britain's most iconic landmarks for this year's summer Charity Abseil fundraising event. On the weekend of September...

  22. 350 Gather to Celebrate the New Year, African Style

    350 Gather to Celebrate the New Year, African Style

    It was a special event which had been created to bring a truly African flavour to the Frome�s New Year�s celebrations, whilst raising invaluable funds for two local grassroots...

  23. 300 Conquer Cranmore Tower Zip Wire Challenge for SOS Africa!

    300 Conquer Cranmore Tower Zip Wire Challenge for SOS Africa!

    For the first time ever, across two action-packed weekends in September, 300 brave individuals from the Mendips and beyond successfully zip wired from the historic Cranmore Tower to...

  24. Calling all Somerset Charities!

    Calling all Somerset Charities!

    Do you need to raise much needed funding for your cause but are struggling to organise a fundraising event? Why not join SOS Africa at their Cranmore Tower Zip Wire Fundraiser...

  25. Top Fundraiser in 2013 to be Awarded Two Tickets to South Africa to Meet the SOS Africa Children!

    Top Fundraiser in 2013 to be Awarded Two Tickets to South Africa to Meet the SOS Africa Children!

    To mark the charity�s 10th anniversary this year SOS Africa has decided to open up the competition to win two tickets to South Africa to all SOS Africa fundraisers in 2013...

  26. Cranmore Tower Abseilers Smash Charity Fundraising Record

    Cranmore Tower Abseilers Smash Charity Fundraising Record

    We are delighted to announce that our Cranmore Tower Abseil Fundraiser has raised an incredible �13,000 for the SOS Africa Charity...

  27. Universities Unite to Complete the 2012 Cardiff Half Marathon for SOS Africa

    Universities Unite to Complete the 2012 Cardiff Half Marathon for SOS Africa

    Last Sunday an enthusiastic team of 50 runners, from four different universities (usually sporting adversaries but now united), many with little or no running experience, tackled the...

  28. 160 Abseil the Height of 10 Giraffes for SOS Africa!

    160 Abseil the Height of 10 Giraffes for SOS Africa!

    An report on SOS Africa's memorable Cranmore Tower Abseil Fundraiser Event...

  29. London 10k Team Raises £2200 for SOS Africa!

    London 10k Team Raises £2200 for SOS Africa!

    David Burns shares his experiences of his maiden long-distance charity run for SOS Africa at this year's British London 10k Run...

  30. Half Marathon Team Smashes Charity Fundraising Record

    Half Marathon Team Smashes Charity Fundraising Record

    We are also delighted to announce that this year's half marathon team has raised a missive £11,640 for the SOS Africa children; that's the highest amount ever raised by an SOS Africa...

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