Our supporters

We are so grateful to the many individuals, companies, organisations, schools, churches, and trusts and foundations who have supported us over the years.

Our corporate supporters

Charitable Travel

We are excited to announce our brand new partnership with Charitable Travel. Charitable Travel is a registered social enterprise and financially protected travel agency, every penny of profit earned, everything they do and offer their customers, supports charity fundraising and good causes. Read more about this exciting new partnership.

‘Lela – Ashes of Childhood’

We are so grateful to Lela Burbridge and Sarah Jarman for generously donating a third of the profits from the sales of their book, ‘Lela – Ashes of Childhood’ to Rafiki Thabo. Lela – who we supported at university – grew up in incredibly difficult circumstances in Uganda but refused to give up hope. The ability to get an education transformed Lela’s life and through her book she wants to ensure others have that opportunity – and that they do not lose hope.

Why not buy a copy of the book – it is a fantastic read and you would also be donating to us!

L.E.K Consulting

We were delighted to be chosen as one of two Charities of The Year in 2019 by global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting.  The amazing team at L.E.K UK ran fundraising initiatives throughout 2019, including a big summer party auction, and they raised an amazing £12,700 for us!

Artist Jeremy Houghton

In 2019, we had the amazing honour of collaborating with the incredibly talented British artist Jeremy Houghton. Houghton hosted two private viewings together with Rafiki Thabo and donated 20% of the sales from these events to our cause.

Over the last ten years Houghton has been invited to detail the life of several high-profile communities, from those of Windsor Castle and Highgrove to the Wimbledon championships in 2017 and the competitors at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Locke Lord

Locke Lord kindly hosted one of Houghton’s private viewings. Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach. Locke Lord invited specially selected guests to enjoy this private viewing, a fantastic way also for Rafiki Thabo to extend our network. We could not be more grateful to Houghton and Locke Lord for their collaboration.


mark-making*  is an award-winning creative agency specialising in branding, campaigns, and communications based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The team at mark-making* generously agreed to help us as part of their Project Pledge initiative, donating their time, resources and expertise, in the first instance, towards our gala 2020 communications campaign.

Trusts and foundations

We are so grateful for the generous support of several trusts and foundations over the past few years. These include: Gilchrist Educational Trust, Foundations for Hope, Milton Lloyd Charitable Trust, St. James’ Place Foundation, Dunmore Trust, One World Group Oxted, the Carmela and Ronnie Pignatelli Foundation, and the Friends of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Anglican Communion Fund. These generous funders supported us to implement several of our key infrastructure projects.