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Want to help make a difference to children worldwide?

Join our team of incredible fundraisers and have fun while changing the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.

Our amazing fundraisers make our work possible. Without your support we couldn’t provide life-changing education to thousands of children living in extreme poverty. With your help, we’re creating joyful and loving communities, where children can experience a proper childhood, play, pursue their talents and interests inside and outside the classroom, learn valuable life-skills, build lasting friendships and reach their full potential.

There are so many ways you can help, from organising a coffee morning or birthday collection to running a marathon or why not take on a global challenge like trekking Kilimanjaro or even skydiving.

Community fundraising

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Get your community involved

Are you a part of a group like a Women’s Institute, Rotary, Inner Wheel, church group, or just have a close-knit community group of friends and would like to do something to support World Villages for Children?

You can get your community involved in a number of ways and raise funds and tell more people about our work while using your skills and creativity. Here are a few ideas to get you started but we have so many more so please get in touch!

  • Village fete stall – donate the proceeds of your creative craft sale
  • Encourage a collection at your local church
  • Host a garden party or event and encourage your guests to give
  • Hold a raffle or a quiz night

If you hold an event, we will come! Get in touch with us if you would like a member of our team to visit your group and talk about our work.

Charitable Travel

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Make a positive impact when you travel

We have partnered with Charitable Travel, a travel agency that donates a percentage of their commission to causes like ours, at no added cost. Just book a holiday through them and nominate us as your charity of choice.

When you are looking to book your next trip, you can support us even more by using Charitable Travel’s services to help you make your travel arrangements and make an impact when you travel.

Making a lasting difference in local communities

Many of the countries we operate in are popular holiday destinations because of their outstanding natural beauty, beaches, warm climates, cultural interest, and wildlife. But in the middle of all of this natural wonder are communities struggling to survive.

If want to support local communities in The Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil or Tanzania, you can invest in them by supporting their children into education.

Fundraise through a running event

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Run for Charity

Take part in a challenge event to help support World Villages for Children and raise funds so that the poorest children around the world receive the education they so desperately need.

We have teamed up with Run for Charity to make event fundraising so much simpler. Run for Charity gives access to places in over 750 events listed around the UK, both in-person or virtual events.

Get started

From our page on Run for Charity , sign up to run for us. Browse the events to find a specific event or one that works for you.

Once you have registered, your details will be sent directly to us and we will be in touch to support you through your fundraising!

Support while you shop

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Are you interested in supporting our work at no extra cost to you?

Give as you Live is a free way to raise money for World Villages for Children when you shop online it allows thousands of the world’s poorest children to benefit from a free, lifesaving education with just one simple click.

When you shop via Give as you Live Online you have access to 6,000+ stores offering donations for World Villages for children, including John Lewis, eBay, and Sainsbury’s.

There is no cost to you as the funds generated are paid by the business.

You can shop from your computer, mobile phone or tablet device. From buying new clothes or booking holidays, to switching insurance and ordering office supplies, there’s a free donation to be raised on almost every purchase!

Our Supporter Fundraising Events

Supporter fundraising

Climbing Mexico's third highest mountain for World Villages for Children

In December 2023, our dedicated supporter, Enrique Flores, will be challenging himself to climb Mt Iztaccíhuatl, just outside of Mexico City.

Enrique is a long time supporter of World Villages for Children and wants to use his physical challenge as an opportunity to help raise awareness of poverty in Mexico and other countries where World Villages operates. He is also using the climb as a way to inspire people to donate and join us on our mission to end poverty through education.

Read more about the challenge and donate using the button below.

Climbing Iztaccíhuatl
Supporter fundraising

Thank you Jess!

On Sunday 8 October 2023, Jess Brown completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon in support of World Villages for Children.

Jess secured a portion of match funding from her employer to further boost her fundraising and make the individual donations she received go so much further.

We are so grateful for Jess’ support and for her dedication to fundraising while training for the marathon.

Thank you Jess!

Jess' Fundraising Page
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Thank you Philipp!

A big thank you to Philipp for completing the Big Half 2023 in support of World Villages for Children!

Philipp is a new supporter for World Villages for Children, he came to us through places offered in the Big Half. We were so delighted to have his support and his fundraising is so appreciated!

Events like this provide a great opportunity for us to share to more people about the impact of poverty on children’s lives around the world and how we can empower them through an education.

Thank you Philipp!

Philipp's fundraising
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Get in touch

Our team are here to support you in your fundraising efforts. Contact us via email using the button below or on 0207 629 3050

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Why we need your support

When you support us and help a child living in extreme poverty you are helping a family, a community and a country.

356 Million

An estimated 356 million children live in extreme poverty deprived of the basics for survival like food, shelter and healthcare.

2x poverty

Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty and the consequences of poverty last a lifetime

263 Million

263 million children, adolescents and youth around the world are out of school