Celebrity supporters

Our high-profile supporters are dedicated individuals who share our values. Their understanding of and commitment to the cause of children without parental care or at risk of losing it, helps SOS Children's Villages raise its profile globally across many different audiences. This in turn helps us reach people who might otherwise not know of the valuable work of the organisation.

Vincent Kompany

Manchester City and Belgian international footballer Vincent Kompany has been an SOS Children’s Villages celebrity supporter since 2006. He has visited many of our projects and spoken with passion and knowledge about the work of SOS Children's Villages, raising awareness of the millions of children worldwide who are growing up without parental protection and care.

Sports commentator Gary Lineker interviewed Vincent Kompany to find out what inspired him to support SOS Children's Villages.
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Martin Garrix

Award-winning DJ and producer Martin Garrix officially gave his support for SOS Children’s Villages in 2017. He celebrated the announcement with a gig at the SOS Children’s Village in Cape Town, South Africa. 

National Director of SOS South Africa Stephen Miller said: "Martin inspires millions of young people around the globe to live up to their dreams. A perfect match for SOS Children's Villages."

And Martin told Billboard magazine: "it is awful that so many children around the world don't have the support of a caring family".

Enjoy the Cape Town gig here.

Tanya Franks

Tanya is an English actress and writer, best known for appearing in Eastenders and Broadchurch. She has also taken the lead role in numerous West End theatre productions over the last 14 years. Tanya has been a supporter of SOS Children's Villages UK for 8 years, having sponsored a child and raised money through various fundraising events including hosting a birthday party to raise funds for SOS UK in 2014. 

Find out more about Tanya