summary On 7th May 2003, the
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund inaugurated Charlotte di Vita MBE
as Goodwill Ambassador for the Fund.
The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund was set up by Nelson Mandela
in 1995 in order to nurture, motivate and care for the future
of children and youth. The Fund supports organisations implementing
programmes and projects that empower children and youth from
impoverished backgrounds to improve the quality of their lives.
As a Goodwill Ambassador, Charlotte pledged to work with the Nelson
Mandela Children's Fund to create innovative fundraising initiatives
to raise funds to donate to the NMCF. Charlotte guaranteed
to donate a minimum of £5000 per year for at least 3 years.
Trade plus Aid's donations have been used to fund specific
charitable projects in the Johannesburg area, as part of the
Trade plus Aid® Design Studio Good Neighbour policy.
Trade plus Aid's donation of £10,000 over the years 2003 & 2004
was used to support the work of Bethesda House, the centre for HIV positive
children within the Salvation Army-run Carl Sithole Children's Centre, Soweto.
Project Update Reports
For further information visit
Nelson Mandela in May
2003 at the Donor Dinner in South Africa,
talking about Charlotte di Vita MBE