Dr. Erkut Söğüt has already been involved in charity projects in his career. His main mission is to tackle food poverty, to provide worldwide operations for seriously ill children and to bring peace to the world. There three big charity projects that he has been involved in: Big Shoe, Football for Peace and Rays of Sunshine.


Dr. Sogut is one of the chairman’s board of the international charity organisation BigShoe, which is dedicated to the worldwide surgery of children in need of urgent medical procedures. They use German and Swiss doctors to give life-changing surgeries all over the world. Dr. Erkut Sogut has helped coordinate these projects and was added to the BigShoe Board of Advisors. They have already treated thousands of children in Brazil, India, and Russia.

Football for Peace

He is also a board member of the NGO Football for Peace, which is supported by the United Nations. The NGO strives to bring global peace through the medium of football and promote peace through a shared love of football. Ambassadors for the charity’s work include footballers such as Pelé, Ronaldinho, Özil, Louis Saha, and Mathieu Flamini.

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Rays of Sunshine

Rays of Sunshine is a national charity that strives to brighten the lives of seriously ill young people across the UK aged three to 18. It is a sidearm of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. During his time at Arsenal, Mesut Özil and Dr. Söğüt invited children with incurable diseases to their box at the stadium for every home match. Together with Özil, they welcomed the children and their families personally to enjoy a football match. Rays of Sunshine have collectively raised awareness of this fantastic organization. The have also been responsible for organizing activities such as a group birthday party with Mesut and some of the children and planning surprise meet-and-greets at his house.


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