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The Longford Trust receives no public funds. Its work is entirely dependent on donated funds. The trustees would like to thank the following past and present Major Benefactors.



To our endowment fund: to sustain providing second chances in the years ahead:


In memory of Kevin Billington (Rachel Billington)

In memory of John Butler (Simon Davis)

The Henry Lamb Estate (Primrose Campbell)


In memory of Kevin Pakenham (Sebastien Chatel, James Hooper, Ben Pakenham, Hermione Pakenham, Kate Pakenham and Tom Pakenham)

In memory of Beth Stanbridge

In memory of Dr Gareth Griffiths

The University of Cambridge (from part of the outstanding funds raised by supporters for Learning Together before this initiative ended, to be used to support serving and ex-prisoners into higher education and beyond) 


Over the past 12 months:


The 1485 Charitable Trust

8C Capital

Charles Alexander

The John Armitage Charitable Trust

Lionel Barber and Victoria Greenwood

The Sydney Black Charitable Trust

The Blavatnik Family Foundation

Clive and Rosalind Boxer

Gyles and Michelle Brandreth

The Bromley Trust

Thomas Brown

The Cairns Charitable Trust

Lord Charles Cecil

RJ Clark

Cecile and Robert Coke

Buchanan Programme & Rob Connell

The Cowley Charitable Trust

The Alex and William de Winton Trust

Jane Dominey and Jim Warwick

Dreamchasing, The Dennis Foundation

The February Foundation

The Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust

The Fitzgerald Family Foundation

Edward Fitzgerald and Rebecca Fraser

Alex Fletcher

Emily Fletcher

Lady Antonia Fraser

Orlando Fraser

The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust

The GESS Charitable Trust

Beth and Tom Gilbey

The Glebe Charitable Trust

The Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust

The Hargrave Foundation (in memory of Kevin Pakenham)

The Hawthorne Charitable Trust

Kate Hill

Sir Harold Hood’s Charitable Trust

The KW Charitable Trust

Luke Leighfield

The Karen and Lawrence Lever Charitable Trust

The Linbury Trust

Phyllida Lloyd

The Lund Trust – a charitable fund of Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing

The Northwick Trust

The Ofenheim Charitable Trust

The Henry Oldfield Trust

Beth O’Leary

Guy Pakenham

Richard Pollitzer

Charlie Porter

The Rank Foundation

The Rivers Foundation

The Rothschild Foundation

Jon Samuels KC


Jonathan Sterling

The Stone Family Foundation

The Thriplow Trust

Troy Asset Management

Harry Wain

Marina Warner

The Wilmington Trust

The Wolton Charitable Trust

Woolfsongs Ltd

Lloyd Zuckerberg and Charlotte Triefus


In recent years:

The Violet and Milo Cripps Charitable Trust

The Drapers’ Charitable Fund

The Legal Education Foundation

The McGrath Charitable Trust

The Miles Morland Foundation

Unilink Technology Services


Our regular monthly donors :

Ariane Banks, Susan and Paul Butler, Dr Les Clark, Stephen Corcoran, George Cruddas, Rosy Giedroyc, Hugh Herzig, James Killen, Josephine Neilson, Sandy O’Leary, Stephen Robinson, Jon Young… and others who ask to remain anonymous


Those who enabled us to set up and establish the Longford Trust:

Bronwen Astor, The Avenue Trust, Diana and Nicholas Baring, Nat and Hannah Billington, Countess Dominique de Borchgrave, Cherie Booth, The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Benjie Fraser, Damian Fraser, Sir Peter Lloyd, The Monument Trust, Richard I Morris Jr, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Northern Dairies’ Educational Trust, Cristina Odone, Sir Anthony O’Reilly, Sir Michael Pakenham, Kevin Pakenham, Thomas Pakenham, Lord Ramsbotham, Jon Snow, Peter Soros, Sir James Spooner, Bob Turney and Ann Widdecombe


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