BBC journalist and broadcaster Michael Buerk has been a loyal supporter of AMREF since, during reporting in Somalia in 1991, he was evacuated to safety by AMREF's Flying Doctors. Michael has been involved with AMREF on various levels, having previously sat on our advisory council and taken part in AMREF’s legacy campaign. He has also provided a voiceover for a promotional film, and read our BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in 2007.
Radio broadcaster and jazz singer, Jumoké Fashola currently presents BBC London’s weekly faith & ethics magazine programme. Jumoké became AMREF’s maternal health ambassador in 2010, reading our BBC 4 charity appeal and taking part in our Christmas carol service in 2010.
Rob Green is a professional goalkeeper, playing for West Ham United and the English national team. Rob has supported AMREF, raising money through a sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2008.
Multi-award-winning musician Mark Knopfler is best known as the lead singer of the Dire Straits and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. Mark became involved in supporting AMREF after hearing about our work in Katine, Uganda. He has since donated to AMREF through his charitable trust and allowed us to speak and collect donations at a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Rageh Omaar is an award-winning writer and journalist, formerly a Foreign Correspondent at the BBC. He now works for UK broadcasting Division of Al Jazeera News as their Middle Eastern Correspondent. Rageh is a great supporter of AMREF’s work and in the past he has been involved in reading our Christmas Appeal and taking part in our Christmas carol service.
Fay Ripley is an English actress and recipe author, best known for her television work in the popular series Cold Feet. More recently she has received rave reviews for her recipe book on family cooking and will publish a second in 2012. Fay supported AMREF in 2011, backing our Status of Africa:Mothers' Day social media campaign, raising awareness of poor maternal health in developing Africa.
Angela Rippon is Britain’s first regular primetime female newsreader and has worked for the BBC for over 30 years. After visiting Kiberia in Nairobi in April 2011 as part of Comic Relief’s ‘Famous, Rich and in the Slums’ documentary, Angela supported AMREF’s 'Status of Africa' social media campaign for mother's day that year.
Journalist and presenter, Jon Snow has first-hand experience of the health issues in Africa, having previously lived in Uganda. He has been a keen supporter of AMREF since 2009, hosting an AMREF breakfast briefing for our corporate partners and donors and our 'Vibrant Africa' gala in 2010.