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Friends and Supporters

Over the years, we have been fortunate to have received support from a wide range of dedicated and generous individuals and groups. It is with support like this that we are able to continue making a difference.

judi-lgDame Judi Dench is Patron of our campaign asking for you to leave a gift to Action on Poverty in your will. You can find out more about leaving a legacy to Action on Poverty in your will by visiting our legacies page



We have also been very lucky to have a number of successful BBC Radio 4 Appeals. Our presenters are vital in the success of these campaigns and their time and support makes an enormous difference:

Jo Brand was our most recent Appeal presenter, she spoke with passion about our work supporting domestic workers in Uganda.




kevinKevin Whately talked about our work in Sierra Leone. He had witness this for himself when he and Jimmy Nail visited our project ‘turning swords into ploughshares’ which was supported by Comic Relief.

Kate Humble

Kate Humble brought our work in Kenya to the attention of Radio 4 listeners when she described how our project was transforming the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.

She says – “APT provides the help to kickstart enterprises to that extremely vulnerable people can become self reliant through their own efforts. Their approach is both practical and enduring. This is exactly what is needed! Please support them.”

Some of our fantastic fundraisers:

Andrew InfieldAndrew Infield has been a long-term, generous ‘friend’ of APT and ran the London Marathon on our behalf.  He said ‘I have known and supported APT for many years.  They don’t have big marketing budgets, but every penny they collect goes a long way’.

Andy Oddy

Andy Oddy climbed Mont Blanc and then skied down to Chamonix in the valley below raising funds for our work in Sri Lanka.

Bikram Yoga challenge

Bikram Yoga London raised an amazing £6,000 by running a Sweat Out Poverty challenge getting their members to spend a whole day doing Bikram yoga in 40 deg C!

Fundraise for APT! There are so many different ways you can help us  – please visit our Fundraising page for details…

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