Our Patrons

We are pleased and proud to have as our two first patrons, Lord Alf Dubs and Shappi Khorsandi, both of whom have themselves experienced what it’s like to be a refugee and who truly empathise with what we are trying to do for more recent refugees in the UK.


Lord Dubs

Alf Dubs came to the UK on the Kindertransport from Czechoslovakia aged just 6.

He grew up to become Labour MP for Wandsworth and is now a peer and a figure-head for the Safe Passage campaign to bring unaccompanied refugee children – like he was – to safety in the UK.

Here he is with Sir Nicholas Winton, who was responsible for saving so many children.


Shappi Khorsandi

Our other patron is Shappi Khorsandi, the fabulous comedian and author who also came here as a child refugee from Iran –

but with her family, unlike Alf, because her father had to flee after he fell out with the regime there.