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Organise a World Cup fundraiser

Children playing football TaclobanWhether you are a keen player or a fanatical fan, there are lots of ways you can get involved with the world’s greatest football tournament – and raise funds to change the lives of vulnerable children worldwide.

Stuck for ideas?

If you're stuck for ideas, don't worry - we've got plenty to get you started. Here are some great ways to kick off your football fundraiser.

Five-a-side fun

Hold your own mini World Cup tournament. Prizes for the winner, best and worst dressed teams.

Get everyone together: Invite your friends, family or colleagues to watch the match and make it interesting with a whole host of fundraising challenges. Your guests can pay to bet on whom they think will win, what the final score will be or who will score the winner.

Penalty shootout

As many of us know, all too well, it can often come down to the all important penalty shootout. Ask players to pay a fee to take part in your lunch time shootout, the team or individual player with the most goals wins.

Keepy-uppy challenge

Show us your skills and see who in the office can do the greatest number of keepy-uppies in a row. Ask players pay to enter and give a prize for the winner.

Boy playing football

World Cup sweepstake

Get everyone in the spirit and organise a sweepstake to maximise the fun during the tournament. Everyone pays to enter and picks a team at random to support during the tournament.

Wear-your-team’s-shirt-to-work day

Show your support for club or country and pay to wear your football shirt to work.

World Cup bake-off

Whether you are making ginger bread football players or a new recipe from one of the competing countries, everyone loves a bake sale!

World Cup quiz

How's your World Cup trivia knowledge? Test your family, friends and colleagues with a football-themed quiz night.

Not more football!

We don’t all live and breathe football, so why not set those that do a challenge with a World Cup fine jar.  Pick a day during the tournament in which no one can mention football - if they do they have to pay a fine.

Running your fundraiser

SOS Children's Village Poa in Brazil
Gearing up for World Cup action at our SOS Children's Village in Poa, southern Brazil.

Ready to get started? Great! Now head to the advice section of our events page for help with the practicalities.

Our work in Brazil

A country of contrasts

Despite its national wealth, deprivation is widespread in Brazil. Many children grow up in desperate poverty, without access to education or even basic healthcare. These children often lose their parents at an early age. Some are forced to head households at an age when they should be playing and going to school.

There for the most vulnerable

That's why we are there. In sixteen SOS Children's Villages across the country, we provide a new family for well over a thousand of Brazil's most vulnerable children. Our children are cared for by a devoted SOS mother, growing up in an SOS family together with their SOS brothers and sisters.

This is only the beginning of our work. In the communities around our Children's Villages, we support fragile families so they can provide the best upbringing for their children. By helping them become strong, stable and self-reliant, we are improving opportunities for generations to come.

Find out more about our work in Brazil so you can make the World Cup an opportunity to help the world's most vulnerable children.