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Hope & Education for all.

Providing children with education, love & support.

NI Charity Commission Number 100652

Willies Orphan Fund came about as the result of one man's reaction to the horrors of the 2004 Boxing Day Asian Tsunami and especially the effect it had on young people orphaned in Thailand. Today, the fundprovides ongoing support to many children still effected by poverty and the disaster that left many of them without families. We aspire to provide hope for these children and the opportunity of a brighter future.

Helping children to educate

Helping Children

Willies Orphan fund is dedicated to helping children both localy and in Thailand.

Ensuring better life

Children in Thailand many orphaned at a young age suffer from lack of support and direction to recover from their past experiences. Our aim is to provide these children with a brighter future.

Education for all

Through education we have been sucessfully helping many children rebuild their confidence and and improve their outlook on life.

Creating oportunity

With continious support we provide the oportunity to those most in need. We do this through education....

Developing skills

Through education we provide our students with a firm foundation to build their future.

Rebuilding lives

Many of our orphans have come from homes where they have been abused mentally and physically. We help these children rebuild their lives through education and support.

With your help we can continue to provide support and education for these children.

Our students and their stories
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    With regular donations Capitan has been given the love, education and support he needs and deserves.

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    Lalita is one of our many success stories, recently graduating from university Lalita is now starting a new job.

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    Anon was one of the first orphans sponsored by Willies Orphan Fund, since then he has graduated from university, started his own family and works as an electrician.

How can you help?

Become a fundraiser!

Do you have a great idea and a passion to help others? Contact us and let us develop your fundraising idea. Throughout the years Willies Orphan Fund has been funded by individual fundraisers throughout our community, we simply can't thank these people enough who give up their time to raise funds for us.

Make a donation!

There are several ways in which you can donate to Willies Orphan Fund, these include online donation through our charity Paypal page, money collection boxes at local shops, direct debit and bank transfer of funds. Make a payment at the First Trust Bank, The Daimond, Coleriane, BT52 1DP or contact Willie for a Lodgement Slip.

Donate today!

Simply click the link above to make a secure online donation via Paypal.


Make a donation today!

Making a donation is easy. Simply click the button below and you will be redirected to our secure Paypal payment page.

You can also sponsor a child on a regular basis and receive updates on their progress. This type of donation is effective in providing continious support to the child, as a sponsor you will receive personal progress updates from your sponsored child.

Well wisher
-One student for 1 year-

£10 / month

  • Personal use
  • Unlimited projects
  • 27/7 support

-One student for 2 year-

£10 / month

  • Personal use
  • Unlimited projects
  • 27/7 support

-One student for 3 year-

£10 / month

  • Personal use
  • Unlimited projects
  • 27/7 support
Who are Willies Orphan Fund

Willie Gregg


In the immediate aftermath, Willie, a former fisherman himself was pivotal in gathering support for fishermen in the area, helping to rebuild boats and buy nets. Help was also given to farmers and people in the area as they started to clear the land and rebuild homes. Through his contacts in Thailand Willie is able to make sure the money he raises is going directly to those who needed it most.

Alison Parker

Team Leader/Carer.

Alison dedicated her life to the Orphanage in Thailand and was instrumental in the day to day operation, she dedicated her life to helping others and throughout her time in Thailand she seen many children go through the orphanage continuing on to further education with a much better outlook on their future. Sadly Alison lost her battle against cancer earlier this year...she will always be in the hearts of all those she helped.


Rotjanna Phraestrithong


Rotjanna has a passion for teaching and has spent most of her life working in Thailand with orphaned children. Every child that comes through Willies Orphan Fund is special to Rotjanna. Rotjanna passed away in December 2017 after a long battle with cancer, she is already greatly missed but her spirit will live on through the many children she cared for.

Video Gallery

Willies Orphan Fund 2004 - 2015

Willie speaks to David Lamrock about the history and ongoing work of WOF... WATCH NOW!


Willies Orphans Visit to Ireland 2012

Memories of the fantastic Orphan visit of 2012... WATCH NOW!


A Tribute to the late Allyson Parker

A touching tribute to the late Allyson Parker who worked closly with Willie since 2004. This video also shows the good work that has been carried out thanks to the kind donations from supporters of Willies Orphan Fund. WATCH NOW!


Visit our Youtube channel for more video!

Here you can watch a collection of videos documenting the work done by Willies Orphan Fund, this channel is always updated with the latest video... WATCH NOW!

Contact us
Email Form

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more about Willie and his work with Willies Orphan Fund.


Willies Orphan Fund, 3 Somerset Park, Coleraine, Co Londonderry,


079 8000 4964


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