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Being a Sponsor

Sponsored children at school

Changing Lives Forever

Being a child sponsor

Being a child sponsor is unique. Over time, you’ll watch your sponsored child grow and see how your support is helping to transform their life and the lives of those around them. You’ll see the difference you are making, through the letters, photos and reports we send you about the progress of your sponsored child. Your support could mean even more. A few lines from a sponsor, or just knowing that someone miles away cares, can really help fuel a child’s imagination and ambition.

As soon as you start sponsoring a child you’ll receive a welcome pack, with photos and a profile of the child you’re sponsoring. Your pack will fully prepare you for your sponsorship experience and will outline all the ways you can get in touch with your sponsored child.  You can start writing as soon as you receive your pack, using the colourful postcards included if you want to. Or you can wait for your first letter to come through from your sponsored child, introducing themselves personally.

Each year you’ll also receive an update on the progress your sponsored child and their community is making. This will include a new set of photographs, so you can see for yourself how your sponsored child is growing and developing with your support. As a sponsor, you also have the opportunity to visit and meet your sponsored child and witness first-hand how your generous support is making a real difference to their lives.

Joe and Family welcome party

A Sponsor's Visit

to Peru

"Luis was doing so well. His community is so remote and still needs so much support, which is why it means so much to me that I’m sponsoring Luis. It was so rewarding to see the difference I’m making to his life, to see that his home had a toilet, that he had a school to go to, thanks to Plan International UK."

Joe McLewin, Plan International UK child sponsor

Sponsorship in numbers

Over 85,700 children in 49 countries sponsored through Plan International UK

5.1 millionchildren worldwide benefitted from child sponsorship work in 2016

500,000people reached by our disasters and emergency work in 15 countries thanks to child sponsorship

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