Travel Retail Awards to aid SOS Children’s Villages

By Charlotte Turner |

SOS-Villages-Charity-Dufry-leadThe forthcoming Travel Retail Awards will act as a platform to voice the vital work of global charity SOS Children’s Villages, as TRBusiness teams up with leading global DF&TR operator, Dufry Group in a special initiative.


A donation from every table/seat booked goes towards SOS Children’s Villages and during the event itself there will be a raffle to raise additional funds and any donations are welcome.


Click here to book your tickets now and avoid missing out on the Travel Retail Awards, which takes place on Monday 13 May at the Conrad Hotel in Singapore during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference.


TRBusiness is currently offering a discounted early bird price of £195 per seat (£1,950 per table of ten) which will expire on 29 March 2019. Thereafter prices will increase to £250 and £2,500 respectively.


SOS Children’s Villages works to protect children who have lost parental care, or who are at risk of losing it. It works with communities, partners and governments to ensure the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled.


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Julián Díaz, CEO, Dufry Group.


“Dufry is very pleased to contribute to the TRBusiness initiative to support SOS Children Villages, which we have been partnering with already for nine years to strengthen families worldwide, with the aim that no child should grow up alone,” says Julián Díaz, CEO, Dufry Group.


The first SOS Children’s Village was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Tyrol, Austria, in 1949. As a child welfare worker, Gmeiner saw how children orphaned as a result of World War II suffered. He was committed to helping them by building loving families and supportive communities.


With the generous support of donors, child sponsors, partners and friends, Gmeiner’s vision of providing loving care in a family environment for children without parental care, and of helping families stay together so they can care for their children, has grown steadily over six decades.


Today, SOS Children’s Villages is active in 135 countries and territories around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of children each year through alternative care, family strengthening, schools, health centres, and other community-based work.


“As a non-denominational and apolitical charity, we always respect the religions and cultures of the local communities where we work,” says the charity.


“We believe that the best way to help more children attain better living conditions and life outcomes is to encourage decision-making authorities to develop policy that protects the rights of children.”




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