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The Bannatyne Charitable Trust

The Bannatyne Charitable Trust has helped focus Duncan Bannatyne's charity activities to support a group of worthy causes whose excellent work has a positive impact on the lives of people across the world.

Every penny donated to the Charitable Trust will be sent to its chosen charities to fund their wide and varied projects.

Background

In 1999 Duncan saw for himself the abject poverty of Romanian street children who have to survive by living on rubbish dumps and in sewers. Duncan was incredibly moved by extreme conditions they deal with every day, but encouraged by the efforts being made by UNICEF to change the children's lives. The money he has helped raise has gone to train care workers who are helping street children and those living in orphanages and institutions.

He has also supported Romanian projects run by Scottish International Relief. Here he witnessed the disgraceful conditions Romanian orphans experience in the country's hospitals. Scottish International Relief has given these children new hope with the opening of two hospices, one of which, Casa Bannatyne, he has helped fund and support. The hospice has given a new home to 10 AIDS and HIV infected children.

Duncan was there when the children moved in and the genuine joy they showed was extremely moving. From that moment he committed himself to try and improve their lives and give them hope of some kind of future. Scottish International Relief also operates Mary's Meals, which Duncan also supports. Mary's Meals is an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

Through Mary's Meals the Bannatyne's Charitable Trust feeds almost 16 thousand children every day in Malawi.

The charity is also operating in Haiti feeding children who were affected by the major earthquake, which hit the island.Duncan was honoured with the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to charity and he is also a UK Ambassador for UNICEF, a Trustee of Comic Relief and President of No Smoking Day.

On one of Duncan’s first trips to a Romanian orphanage in the 1990s, he met a lovely little girl who had become deaf/blind because she’d had food trapped in her cleft palate that had gone unnoticed. The resulting infection had eventually caused her disability. It was so unnecessary and could have been avoided with a simple surgery when she was a baby. This was one of the reasons Duncan was so motivated to travel to Guadalajara,  Mexico with the charity Operation Smile. This medical charity provides free safe surgeries to children with clefts in over 60 countries.


Charities

Total amount donated so far £2,242,892.94

Mary's Meals

Amount Donated
£660,700.00

Sport Relief

Amount Donated
£369,762.52

F.A.R.E

Amount Donated
£300,000.00

Elton John Aids Foundation

Amount Donated
£200,000.00

WellChild

Amount Donated
£165,000.00

unicef

Amount Donated
£129,019.81

Women's Aid

Amount Donated
£63,200.00

Pilgrim Bandits

Amount Donated
£42,500.00

Terrence Higgins Trust

Amount Donated
£41,250.00

Scottish Spina Bifida Association

Amount Donated
£39,674.60

Help for Heroes

Amount Donated
£26,381.12

Limbs for Lyndon Longhorne

Amount Donated
£25,000.00

The Peter Jones Foundation

Amount Donated
£18,500.00

Geared for Giving

Amount Donated
£17,666.00

Cauldwell Childrens Charity

Amount Donated
£16,000.00

Meningitis Help Charitable Trust

Amount Donated
£12,500.00

Operation Smile

Amount Donated
£11,000.00

Reclaim our Streets

Amount Donated
£10,000.00

PC David Blue Lamp Foundation

Amount Donated
£7,900.00

Children in Need

Amount Donated
£7,608.80

Born Free Foundation

Amount Donated
£7,500.00

Seeking a Vaccine Against Breast Cancer

Amount Donated
£6,000.00

Cancer Research UK

Amount Donated
£5,000.00

Harrys Million

Amount Donated
£5,000.00

The Noble Gift Gala

Amount Donated
£5,000.00

Help Harry Help Others

Amount Donated
£5,000.00

BRAKE

Amount Donated
£5,000.00

The Princes Trust

Amount Donated
£4,080.00

Macmillan Cancer Research

Amount Donated
£3,212.60

Nordoff-Robbins

Amount Donated
£3,200.00

Variety Childrens Charity

Amount Donated
£3,000.00

SANDS

Amount Donated
£2,668.27

June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund

Amount Donated
£2,500.00

Action for children

Amount Donated
£2,050.00

Bannatyne Bright Sparks

Amount Donated
£2,000.00

Breast Cancer Campaign

Amount Donated
£2,000.00

NSPCC

Amount Donated
£1,600.00

STM

Amount Donated
£1,422.00

Association of Carers

Amount Donated
£1,257.25

University of Glasgow

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

The Light Dragoons

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

Lavender Trust

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

Polam Hall

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

Kenton School

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

Fishing with Tom

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

CLIC Sargent

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

Birmingham Childrens Hospital Red Balloon Appeal

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

Oscar Knox Appeal

Amount Donated
£1,000.00

Make a Wish Foundation

Amount Donated
£760.00

Breast Cancer Care

Amount Donated
£597.66

Save The Children

Amount Donated
£497.32

Coco

Amount Donated
£355.35

Wakefield Hospice

Amount Donated
£350.00

Zoes Place Baby Hospice

Amount Donated
£100.00

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Amount Donated
£79.64

Quit

Amount Donated
Ongoing Support

RADA

Amount Donated
Ongoing Support

RNIB

Amount Donated
Ongoing Support

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Amount Donated
Ongoing Support

Look Good Feel Better

Amount Donated
Ongoing Support

No Smoking Day

Amount Donated
Ongoing Support