SOS Africa Charity News

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

  1. Porta Romana Staff Smash Target to Fully-Fund Second Education Centre Build in 2019

    Porta Romana Staff Smash Target to Fully-Fund Second Education Centre Build in 2019

    Luxury furniture and lighting company Porta Romana fully-funds second SOS Africa Education Centre Building Project in June 2019...

  2. Porta Romana Auctions Lamps Created by Five Leading Artists & Designers to Fund SOS Africa Education Centre Build

    Porta Romana Auctions Lamps Created by Five Leading Artists & Designers to Fund SOS Africa Education Centre Build

    Luxury furniture and lighting company Porta Romana has commissioned five leading artists and designers to decorate lamps to be sold at Auction to raise funds for SOS Africa.

  3. 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...

  4. Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa Charity

    Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa Charity

    Jesel and Jaimin Climb Kilimanjaro and raise £2250 for the SOS Africa Charity Children...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Frome Town Robins Send Football Coach Jamie Malley to Prison to Fund Schooling for a Child in South Africa

    Frome Town Robins Send Football Coach Jamie Malley to Prison to Fund Schooling for a Child in South Africa

    Frome Town Robins fund the education of a child in South Africa through local charity SOS Africa

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Leading Stoke-on-Trent Insurance Company, Cover and Legal, becomes Long-Term SOS Africa Charity Corporate Sponsor

    Leading Stoke-on-Trent Insurance Company, Cover and Legal, becomes Long-Term SOS Africa Charity Corporate Sponsor

    SOS Africa Charity and Stoke-on-Trent insurance company Cover and Legal form a partnership which will empower underprivileged African children through education...

  12. SOS Africa Charity to Distribute Chip Shop Baby Jumpers Created by Shepton Mallet Sewing Group, Knit & Chat

    SOS Africa Charity to Distribute Chip Shop Baby Jumpers Created by Shepton Mallet Sewing Group, Knit & Chat

    SOS Africa Charity and Knit & Chat Community Group work together to support babies from South Africa's poorest communities

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Midsomer Norton retailer opens new store to support SOS Africa children

    Midsomer Norton retailer opens new store to support SOS Africa children

    A new shop has opened in Midsomer Norton, Somerset to raise funds for the SOS Africa Charity children...

  17. 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...

  18. We Raised Over £1000 to Secure a Little Girl's Education by 10 year old Kristyna from Leaden Hall School

    We Raised Over £1000 to Secure a Little Girl's Education by 10 year old Kristyna from Leaden Hall School

    10 year old Kristyna writes about a fantastic fundraising event she organised with her classmates at Leaden Hall School in Wiltshire which raised over £1000 for SOS Africa...

  19. From Winchester College to the Western Cape: Our Trip to Visit the SOS Africa Children

    From Winchester College to the Western Cape: Our Trip to Visit the SOS Africa Children

    Extracts from the accounts of 6 Winchester College students after they meet the SOS Africa children for the first time...

  20. "Bee The Swarm" Online Gaming Initiative Funds SOS Africa Child's Education

    New online gaming initiative "Bee The Swarm" raises funds for the SOS Africa Charity as you play...

  21. Mab's Cross Primary School Students Fund New Desks for SOS Africa Children in Mafikeng

    Mab's Cross Primary School Students Fund New Desks for SOS Africa Children in Mafikeng

    Staff and children from Mab's Cross Primary School sponsor the purchase of new desks and equipment for the SOS Africa Charity Aftercare Centre in Mafikeng...

  22. University Of Greenwich Students Host Dance Barefoot Fundraising Event for SOS Africa

    University Of Greenwich Students Host Dance Barefoot Fundraising Event for SOS Africa

    Aderonke Olamilokun talks about the "Dance Barefoot" Charity Fundraising Event he and four fellow students organised at the University of Greenwich to raise funds for SOS Africa.

  23. 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...

  24. SOS Africas Frome Charity Shop Raises a Years School Tuition on Opening Day

    SOS Africas Frome Charity Shop Raises a Years School Tuition on Opening Day

    SOS Africa's new Frome based charity shop raises 1 year's school tuition on it's opening day...

  25. New SOS Africa Charity Shop to Open in Frome

    New SOS Africa Charity Shop to Open in Frome

    The SOS Africa Charity announces the opening of a new charity shop in Frome, Somerset in November 2015...

  26. 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...

  27. SOS Africa Launches Exciting New Website

    SOS Africa Launches Exciting New Website

    SOS Africa Charity announces the launch of its new website and social media branding...

  28. An Exciting New Mix: SOS Africa Coffee Blend Launched by Sabins Artisan Roasters

    An Exciting New Mix: SOS Africa Coffee Blend Launched by Sabins Artisan Roasters

    Sabins Artisan Roasters, a coffee roasting company from the North Coast of Cornwall, have launched a special blend of coffee to raise funds for the SOS Africa Charity as part of the...

  29. Be-London Becomes SOS Africa's Latest Corporate Sponsor

    Be-London Becomes SOS Africa's Latest Corporate Sponsor

    Be-London has become the SOS Africa Charity's latest corporate sponsor, after joining our new Business Sponsorship Scheme this week...

  30. SOS Africa's Business Sponsorship Scheme - A Fresh Approach to Corporate Giving

    SOS Africa's Business Sponsorship Scheme - A Fresh Approach to Corporate Giving

    SOS Africa has developed a business sponsorship scheme which can be tailored to the needs of any company whilst benefiting the children we support in South Africa.

  31. Ethical Clothing Company Just No Logo Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support SOS Africa

    Ethical Clothing Company Just No Logo Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support SOS Africa

    Ethical Clothing Company Just No Logo Launches the "Raise the Ordinary to Extraordinary" campaign to Support SOS Africa...

  32. Introducing SOS Africa's School Sponsorship Scheme...

    Introducing SOS Africa's School Sponsorship Scheme...

    SOS Africa has introduced a new child sponsorship scheme tailored to the needs of prospective school sponsors...

  33. 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...

  34. Kreate Celebrates 20th Birthday by Sponsoring the Education of 20 SOS Africa Children

    Kreate Celebrates 20th Birthday by Sponsoring the Education of 20 SOS Africa Children

    London based experiential agency announces sponsorship of 20 underprivileged African children through the SOS Africa Charity

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. SOS Africa Charity Shop Celebrates 1 Year in Business and 161 Years of School Tuition Raised!

    SOS Africa Charity Shop Celebrates 1 Year in Business and 161 Years of School Tuition Raised!

    Today the SOS Africa Charity Shop Celebrates its 1st Birthday and the raising of 161 years of school tuition for the SOS Africa Charity Children...

  38. 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...

  39. 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...

  40. Great Masterbake-off Event Provides New Laptops for SOS Africa Charity Children

    Great Masterbake-off Event Provides New Laptops for SOS Africa Charity Children

    First ever SPECIFIC Great Masterbake-off contest raises enough funds to provide new laptops for the SOS Africa Charity Children...

  41. 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...

  42. 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...

  43. Students at Gower College Swansea Smash Previous Fundraising Records

    Students at Gower College Swansea Smash Previous Fundraising Records

    This year students from Gower College Swansea have smashed previous fundraising totals, with a new record of �1500, which means that the SOS AFRICA fundraising program has now...

  44. A New Benchmark Set: Kayaking around Mauritius for SOS Africa

    A New Benchmark Set: Kayaking around Mauritius for SOS Africa

    Claudia Titley will circumnavigate the entire island of Mauritius in a Kayak in just 8 days, to raise invaluable funds for SOS Africa...

  45. Day Without Shoes Event Raises $1200 for SOS Africa Children

    Day Without Shoes Event Raises $1200 for SOS Africa Children

    On Friday, 22nd March, students from North Branch Area Middle School, Minnesota, USA, raised $1200 for SOS Africa...

  46. Can Somerset Secure 100 Years of Education for Africa?

    Can Somerset Secure 100 Years of Education for Africa?

    Shepton Mallet based SOS Africa is now laying down a challenge to businesses in Somerset to help it expand its scope of support beyond Mafikeng to other deprived areas in South...

  47. 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...

  48. Smaller charities join forces to further global awareness and promotion of charity work across Africa

    Smaller charities join forces to further global awareness and promotion of charity work across Africa

    SOS Africa encourages smaller charities to join forces to further global awareness and promotion of charity work across Africa

  49. 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...

  50. Altruistic Students Establish Gower College Swansea SOS Africa Society

    Altruistic Students Establish Gower College Swansea SOS Africa Society

    In recent weeks a group of altruistic students from Gower College Swansea in South Wales have joined together to form a society with one principle goal to empower the life of an...

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