Celebrity Support

Famous Ambassadors

Jane Garvey – Presenter of BBC Woman’s Hour

Jane has supported African Initiatives twice by reading our Radio 4 Appeal – once in 2007 and once in 2012.

Mariella Frostrup – Broadcaster and Campaigner

“I believe small charities like African Initiatives make an enormous contribution to global development. I love the fact that they work in partnership with African grassroots organisations and they are small enough to make sure all the money goes where it needs to.”

Christmas Appeal 2015-16

Hollie McNish – Poet, Author and Spoken Word

“Pregnancy and birth are hard to get your head around at any age, but at age 12, it’s hard for your body to get around. Girls under 15 are five times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth. A girl’s body just isn’t ready.”

Christmas Appeal 2016 -17

Beth Gibbons – Portishead Singer and Lyricist

“Imagine being excluded from school […] from the world of books and words plus all the doors – real and imaginary, that an education opens for you – just because you are born a girl.”

Christmas Appeal 2015-16