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. "SOS Africa is a family, if you help, in whatever way, you become part of the family"

    Long-term SOS Africa supporter and newly appointed Trustee Richard Long, visits two of our education programmes in the Western Cape and shares his experiences

  2. It was lovely to see SOS Africa in Action, by SOS Africa sponsors Linda & Martin

    It was lovely to see SOS Africa in Action, by SOS Africa sponsors Linda & Martin

    SOS Africa Charity child sponsors Linda and Martin reflect on their visit to SOS Africa's Somerset West Education Centre...

  3. SOS Africa Launches Western Cape Charity Documentary Film

    SOS Africa Launches Western Cape Charity Documentary Film

    SOS Africa has just launched a brand new documentary video featuring the charity's education projects in the Western Cape, South Africa...

  4. 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...

  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. Not Taking Education for Granted, By Luca Keys

    Not Taking Education for Granted, By Luca Keys

    An inspiring article written by 15 year old Luca Keys from Wells Blue School during his work experience placement at the SOS Africa Charity Fundraising Office in Shepton Mallet...

  7. 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...

  8. 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

  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. 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...

  13. 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

  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. 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.

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. Swansea and Bangor University Scientists Catch the Light with the SOS Africa Charity Children

    Swansea and Bangor University Scientists Catch the Light with the SOS Africa Charity Children

    Over the next few weeks, scientists from the Universities of Swansea and Bangor will embark on an African adventure during which they will carry out Catching the Light with the Rainbow...

  30. 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...

  31. Glastonbury Festival's Michael Eavis Declares the New SOS Africa Charity Shop Open for Business

    Glastonbury Festival's Michael Eavis Declares the New SOS Africa Charity Shop Open for Business

    On Friday 19th April 2013, Glastonbury Festival's Michael Eavis kindly opened the SOS Africa Charity's new shop and offices at 21 High Street, Shepton Mallet...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa

    Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa

    Anouska Norman tells us about her memorable Kilimanjaro Climb during which she raised an incredible �875 for SOS Africa...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. SOS Africa Charity Shop Opens in Shepton Mallet

    SOS Africa Charity Shop Opens in Shepton Mallet

    It was a very proud moment on Saturday 8th September, when Marcus Wyburn-Mason, President of Shepton Mallet Rotary Club, cut the ribbon and pronounced SOS Africa's first charity shop...

  38. Carrying the Olympic Flame for SOS Africa - an experience I will never forget, by Matthew Davies

    Carrying the Olympic Flame for SOS Africa - an experience I will never forget, by Matthew Davies

    Olympic torch bearer Matthew Davies, talks about his experiences when he carried the Olympic Flame for SOS Africa...

  39. Bay Area SOS Africa Society, California - an example to us all!

    Bay Area SOS Africa Society, California - an example to us all!

    News of the latest fundraising events carried out by SOS Africa's Bay Area Society in California...

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