Messages from our patrons
After retiring from the European Parliament in February 2000, Alan Donnelly became the Executive Chairman of his own Company, Sovereign Strategy which he has turned into an international communications agency with offices in London, Newcastle, Brussels and Kuwait.
Sovereign has a long track record of supporting charities and is proud to currently help the Topsy Foundation. As well as offering advice and support, Sovereign donated its advertising space in the Labour Party's 2009 annual dinner brochure. The Dinner was attended by a host of Cabinet Ministers and the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown was the guest speaker.
Rob Burlison, Associate Director at Sovereign Strategy said "It is really important that we all do our bit. Sovereign has an excellent history of helping charities, and is pleased to support Topsy. Seeing firsthand the passion and commitment the foundation has to helping communities in Africa is truly inspiring."
Conservative MEP - UK Eastern Region
"I believe in helping people to help themselves. This is one of the reasons I'm lending my support as a Patron to the registered charity, Topsy Foundation UK.
The kind of growth achieved by Topsy, like a doubling of those attending the Clinic to some 1200 per month in a year, is testimony to the high standards achieved by the organisation. Such growth brings challenges, not least of which is the need for sustainable long-term funding.
Because of my recent work in the European Parliament on African affairs, I am delighted to be involved and I hope you'll take some time to find out more about Topsy's work and then join with me in giving support to an inspiring venture."