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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)

The Henry Lamb Estate (Primrose Campbell)


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

Penny Parker

In memory of Beth Stanbridge


Over the past 12 months:

Jon and Julia Aisbitt

Charles Alexander

The Ambrose and Ann Appelbe Trust

The John Armitage Charitable Trust

The BEC Trust

The Sydney Black Charitable Trust

The Blavatnik Family Foundation

Gabrielle Boyle

The Bromley Trust

Cecile and Robert Coke

Buchanan & Rob Connell

The Cairns Charitable Trust

RJ Clark

Stephen Corcoran

Dolly Costopoulos

The Alex and William de Winton Trust

Jane Dominey and Jim Warwick

Dreamchasing Foundation

8C Capital

The Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust

The Fitzgerald Family Foundation

Alex Fletcher

Emily Fletcher

Rebecca Fraser and Edward Fitzgerald

The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust

The GESS Charitable Trust

The Glebe Charitable Trust

The Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust

The Hargrave Foundation (in memory of Kevin Pakenham)

The Hawthorne Charitable Trust

Kate Hill

Peter Holt

Sir Harold Hood’s Charitable Trust

The KW Charitable Trust

The Karen and Lawrence Lever Charitable Trust

The Linbury Trust

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

Phyllida Lloyd

The Miles Morland Foundation

The family of Bill Nash

The Ofenheim Charitable Trust

The Henry Oldfield Trust

Beth O’Leary

The Jan and Belinda Pethick Charitable Fund

The Rank Foundation

The Rivers Foundation

Richard Pollitzer

Charlie Porter

The Rothschild Foundation

The Stone Family Foundation

The Thriplow Trust

Troy Asset Management

Marina Warner

The Wilmington Trust

The Wolton Charitable Trust

Lloyd Zuckerberg and Charlotte Triefus


In recent years:

Lionel Barber

The Violet and Milo Cripps Charitable Trust

The Drapers’ Charitable Fund

The Legal Education Foundation

The McGrath Charitable Trust

Unilink Technology Services


Our regular monthly donors :

Ariane Banks, Sue and Paul Butler, Dr Les Clark, Hugh Herzig, James Killen, Luke Leighfield, Josephine Neilson, Sandy O’Leary, Guy Pakenham, Stephen Robinson, Jonathan Sterling, 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, Gyles and Michele Brandreth, Charles Cecil, Harriet Cullen, The Earl of Dartmouth, The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Lady Antonia Fraser, Benjie Fraser, Damian Fraser, Orlando 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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