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Phil Spencer takes on Million Pound Drop for SOS Children

Phil Spencer takes on Million Pound Drop for SOS Children

On Friday 15th June, SOS Ambassador and property expert Phil Spencer competed in the famous ‘Million Pound Drop’ game show, live on Channel 4, raising over £30,000 to support our work.

Together with his Location, Location, Location co-presenter Kirsty Allsop, Phil competed to win up to one million pounds to be split between their four chosen charities, including SOS Children. In an exciting and tense game, the pair reached the final round, winning £125,000 for their charities.

In the show presented by Davina McCall, contestants are initially given one million pounds to play with, and must answer a series of eight questions in an effort to win as much money as possible to be split between their chosen charities. Questions about current and recent events are read out and the players’ place bets on the answers they believe to be correct. They can hedge their bets by allocating a proportion of the funds to multiple answers, but only the amount placed on the winning answer will make it through to the next round. The aim is to reach the eighth and final round with as much money left as possible

Phil and Kirsty's winnings will be used towards our work providing orphaned and abandoned children with a loving family in one of our 508 SOS Children’s Villages, and our projects which support vulnerable families in their communities to stay together.

Phil has been an Ambassador for SOS Children since 2007. He has visited SOS Children’s Villages in both Ghana and South Africa, and helped to promote and raise awareness for our work. Phil says: “I experienced SOS Children’s work in Ghana and South Africa first hand and have been truly inspired by what I have seen. I am incredibly proud to be supporting SOS Children”. Recently, Phil has backed our ‘Sustainable Sales’ initiative, which encourages supporters to sell their old, unused and unwanted items to raise money for the children in our care.