The AlFayed Charitable Foundation (ACF) has been bettering the lives of impoverished, traumatised and very sick children for more than 30 years. Founded in 1987 by Mohamed Al Fayed, the charity supports a range of specialist children’s causes via regular donations and the provision of specialist medical equipment, play and living essentials. It also focuses on raising awareness and support for many children’s hospices, hospitals and other children’s charities.
Today, the ACF is embracing new initiatives led by Trustee Camilla Al Fayed, Mr Al Fayed’s youngest daughter. Camilla has been working with the Foundation since 2006, and as well as making regular visits to the charities the ACF supports, she is also Young Persons’ Ambassador at Zöe’s Place, the Kirsty Club, and The New School at West Heath.
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. Find out more about our work in action and who we help, or view the list below.
Some of the causes the ACF has helped include:
Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
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
Clowndoctors, Scotland – specialist performers trained to bring cheer to very poorly children
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.
Neonatal Appeal at Liverpool Women’s Hospital ICU
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 Chase Hospice – 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 and co-ordinating special fundraising events, 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, and make a difference to the lives of very sick, traumatised or impoverished children.
The Al Fayed Charitable Foundation is registered charity 297114.