The AlFayed Charitable Foundation
Children's hospices in the UK are not entitled to any specific government funding; many rely almost entirely on public donations. For this reason, Mohamed Al Fayed set up the AlFayed Charitable Foundation to help children with life-threatening illnesses or living in poverty. Today, with the hands-on support of his daughter Camilla, Mohamed ensures the Foundation continues its good work helping suffering children live happier, more fulfilling lives.
The Foundation's official website is: the-acf.com.
From regular donations, essential pieces of equipment and entire technological systems to toys, chocolate and books, the Foundation has extended its support throughout the UK and other parts of the world:
- Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool
- Birmingham Children's Hospital
- Chase Hospice, Guildford - children's hospice
- Cherished Memories, Kent - organises events for children afflicted with life-limiting illnesses
- Chernobyl Children's Life Line - organises recuperative UK breaks for children affected by the Chernobyl disaster
- Childline, London - founded by Ester Rantzen to combat child abuse
- Demelza House, Kent - children’s hospice
- Evelina Children's Hospital, London - hospital caring for babies born prematurely or with serious medical conditions
- Facing the World, London - children in the world's poorest countries can access the best surgery
- Francis House, Manchester - children's hospice
- Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
- The Kirsty Club, Manchester - Kirsty Howard's appeal to raise funds for Francis House Children's Hospice.
- Lotus Children's Center, Mongolia
- Mary Hare Grammar School, Berkshire - a residential school for deaf children
- New School at West Heath, Kent - for children struggling with mainstream education due to personal trauma or illness.
- Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex - baby unit
- Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London - the Karim Centre for research into meningitis
- Ratburana Orphanage, Bangkok, Thailand
- Royal Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall
- Shooting Star Hospice, Middlesex, children's hospice
- The Royal Marsden, London
- Tommy’s campaign at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London
- Zöe’s Place, Liverpool - a hospice for terminally ill babies
The Foundation is committed to helping make a difference. As well as financial support, causes receive toys, chocolate and hampers, primary schools throughout the UK are sent reading books, and Mr Al Fayed and Camilla give their time to meet families and give gifts to the children who attend the causes supported by the Foundation.
What you can do
Give your support. Help make a difference to those less fortunate by giving them some of your time and energy.
The AlFayed Charitable Foundation is a registered charity, no. 297114.