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 £2,432,017.99

  • Mary's Meals
    Amount Donated
    £660,700.00
  • Sport Relief
    Amount Donated
    £369,668.34
  • F.A.R.E
    Amount Donated
    £300,000.00
  • Elton John Aids Foundation
    Amount Donated
    £200,335.37
  • WellChild
    Amount Donated
    £165,000.00
  • unicef
    Amount Donated
    £149,384.73
  • Look Good Feel Better
    Amount Donated
    £72,964.86
  • Women's Aid
    Amount Donated
    £63,200.00
  • Operation Smile
    Amount Donated
    £58,259.03
  • Terrence Higgins Trust
    Amount Donated
    £51,250.00
  • Pilgrim Bandits
    Amount Donated
    £42,500.00
  • Scottish Spina Bifida Association
    Amount Donated
    £39,674.60
  • Help for Heroes
    Amount Donated
    £28,917.12
  • 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
  • British Heart Foundation
    Amount Donated
    £11,658.65
  • Reclaim our Streets
    Amount Donated
    £10,000.00
  • Children in Need
    Amount Donated
    £9,626.04
  • PC David Blue Lamp Foundation
    Amount Donated
    £7,900.00
  • Born Free Foundation
    Amount Donated
    £7,500.00
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
    Amount Donated
    £7,500.00
  • Seeking a Vaccine Against Breast Cancer
    Amount Donated
    £6,000.00
  • Help Harry Help Others
    Amount Donated
    £5,804.03
  • BRAKE
    Amount Donated
    £5,000.00
  • Kids Company
    Amount Donated
    £5,000.00
  • Cancer Research UK
    Amount Donated
    £5,000.00
  • Harrys Million
    Amount Donated
    £5,000.00
  • The Noble Gift Gala
    Amount Donated
    £5,000.00
  • Macmillan Cancer Research
    Amount Donated
    £4,634.62
  • The Princes Trust
    Amount Donated
    £4,080.00
  • Meningitis Research Foundation
    Amount Donated
    £4,000.00
  • 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
  • Breast Cancer Campaign
    Amount Donated
    £2,068.27
  • Action for children
    Amount Donated
    £2,050.00
  • Bannatyne Bright Sparks
    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
  • Ayrshire Hospice
    Amount Donated
    £1,049.91
  • Oscar Knox Appeal
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • University of Glasgow
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • Birmingham Childrens Hospital Red Balloon Appeal
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • CLIC Sargent
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • Fishing with Tom
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • Kenton School
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • Polam Hall
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • Lavender Trust
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • The Light Dragoons
    Amount Donated
    £1,000.00
  • Make a Wish Foundation
    Amount Donated
    £760.00
  • Breast Cancer Care
    Amount Donated
    £605.66
  • Yorkhill Children's Charity
    Amount Donated
    £500.00
  • Save The Children
    Amount Donated
    £497.32
  • Bassetlaw Association for Mental Health
    Amount Donated
    £427.50
  • Coco
    Amount Donated
    £355.35
  • Wakefield Hospice
    Amount Donated
    £350.00
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
    Amount Donated
    £271.04
  • Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club
    Amount Donated
    £250.00
  • Alzheimer's Society
    Amount Donated
    £190.00
  • Cransley Hospice
    Amount Donated
    £155.70
  • Wear it Pink
    Amount Donated
    £150.00
  • Children with Cancer UK
    Amount Donated
    £125.00
  • Movember
    Amount Donated
    £123.65
  • Zoes Place Baby Hospice
    Amount Donated
    £100.00
  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Amount Donated
    £91.75
  • Tenovus Cancer Care
    Amount Donated
    £25.93
  • No Smoking Day
    Amount Donated
    Ongoing Support
  • The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
    Amount Donated
    Ongoing Support
  • RADA
    Amount Donated
    Ongoing Support
  • Quit
    Amount Donated
    Ongoing Support
  • RNIB
    Amount Donated
    Ongoing Support