Children’s Villages is the worlds largest charity for orphaned and
abandoned children. The charity has provided a home for 60,000 children in
over 123 countries worldwide, and helps more than a million people through
their projects around the world. There main role is for helping children
who do not have parents; AIDs orphans, street children, child soldiers, and
children orphaned by war and poverty.
villages provide every child with:
a mother - every
child has a caring parent
brothers and sisters -
a house - each
family creates its own home
a village - the
SOS family is part of a
community. Girls and boys of different ages live
their SOS mother in the SOS Children’s Village, which provides a permanent
home for a happy, positive childhood. An average of 15 family homes form
the children’s village, which is an integral part of the wider community.
SOS mothers and families are guided and
by the village director, while SOS aunts help out with childcare
responsibilities and daily life in the village.
many other international NGOs, SOS Children is run by local
people with a specific knowledge
and understanding of their region; they are therefore directly responsible
for the development of their own community.
“SOS Children” refers to SOS Kinderdorf
worldwide. SOS Children is a working name for SOS Children’s Villages UK.
Charity Commission registered
Julia's House is Dorset's only
hospice dedicated to children with life-limiting conditions. The majority
of the children that they care for are unlikely to live beyond the age of
The children's hospice
complements the work of the Julia's House Community Team, which consists of
50 nurses and carers who travel the county, providing life-changing support
for families in their own homes. In 2006, the charity provided more that
6,000 hours of care for Dorset's children.
To date, Julia's
House has received less than five per cent of its funding from the
Government and that was for 2007 only, and the rest of its essential income
has been raised by the Dorset community. It cost £1.2m to run Julia's House
Day care at the
hospice will gradually increase to provide more hours of care until it
eventually becomes a 24 hour a day seven days a week operation. Overnight
stays are expected to begin in summer 2008.
If you would like
to find out how your monetary donations could help, please click on this PDF document.
registered number: 1067125