Compassion in Action: The Journey of Raising £825,000 in our Light Up An Orphan’s Heart Campaign

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From Sunday, 16th June, to Monday, 17th June, something truly magical happened for the 800+ orphans affected by the atrocities of October 7th. Migdal Ohr UK held our “Light Up An Orphan’s Heart Campaign,” an extraordinary 36-hour online fundraising event.

With the unwavering support of more than 555 generous donors and the incredible efforts of 40 dedicated teams, the event exceeded all our expectations. A staggering £835,000 (and counting) was raised to support these orphans through Migdal Ohr’s new program called “Plan For Life.” All the money raised will allow us to allocate the funds in a way that will change their lives.

This initiative aims to provide these orphans with a structured support system from childhood to adulthood, offering vital immediate and long-term aid tailored to each child’s individual needs through their life stages.

These 800+ orphans have lost their parents, siblings, family members, homes, and childhood innocence. At Migdal Ohr, we will not let them lose their futures either. We are their tower of light, shining renewed hope into their darkness so they can start to heal and rebuild their lives.

Migdal Ohr UK’s Executive Director, Amit Fraser, shared that “since the October 7th atrocities, we had to come up with a unique plan to help the orphans from October 7th to rebuild their lives and heal their futures. Migdal Ohr is there to hug them as a family and offer them all the support, care and love they need now and in the long term.“

We are grateful for every donor who has helped make this campaign so valuable so it can make a difference in so many lives. With this incredible support and generosity, Israel’s beautiful transformation is unfolding. Imagine their joyous smiles as they realise they have a support plan in place to help them physically, emotionally, and financially. There is now an opportunity overflowing with hope, light, and so much compassion.

By participating in this campaign, you have made an indelible impact on the lives of these children, helping them transition from despair to hope. Your contributions are more than just donations; they are lifelines that ensure these young souls have a chance at a brighter, more secure future. Together, we have lit up their hearts and made a significant difference. Let’s continue to work together to bring more light and hope into the world.

To learn more about our unique ‘Plan for Life’ programme, please visit

Watch the videos with Amit Fraser, Executive Director; Oren Peleg, Chair of Trustees; and Maurice Benisty, Trustee at Migdal Ohr UK. 

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