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Our work would not be possible without the life-saving contributions of our incredible supporters

If you would like to become part of our movement to end human rights abuses the information on this page provides an insight into how we can work with you to make a difference to the lives of people with albinism across Africa.

Along with an experienced and dedicated team that will support you every step of the way we have a whole host of helpful resources that will provide ideas and guidance.

Become an advocate, raise your voice and together we will create something inspirational.

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INDIVIDUALS

Concerts, quizzes, film screenings: individual supporters have staged all manner of inspirational events. Together we have transformed passion, determination and talent into wonderful initiatives bringing immeasurable benefit to our cause. Many individuals continue to support educational opportunities for children with albinism through bursary sponsorship.

Lesley Holliday

Musician

After seeing In the Shadow of the Sun—the documentary film directed by Harry Freeland, Standing Voice Founder and CEO—I knew the charity would be part of my life forever. The film touched my heart and inspired me to use my gift as a musician to support Standing Voice.

My first event was a concert performed by my quartet, The Galeazzi Ensemble. We even composed a special piece of music for the event, which Standing Voice complemented with a backdrop of powerful imagery from their projects. It was a wonderful evening full of beautiful music, cherished memories and collective learning. The event raised over £600 to support people with albinism in Tanzania. I look forward to being involved in future projects.

ACTIVE AND CHALLENGE EVENTS

Do you run, climb, row, or cycle? Do you relish a challenge and crave adventure? Our Active and Challenge Events push you to accomplish incredible feats of endurance while raising vital funds to support our work.

Highland Heroes

Challenge event

Highland Heroes is a once-in-a-lifetime experience traversing some of the most spectacular scenery in the Scottish Highlands. In just 7 days you will canoe 60 miles along the Great Glen, cycle 200 miles and summit 7 Highland mountains, each over 3,000ft high.

All our Kilimanjaro Climbs are organised by leading expedition company, Monix Adventures, and led by world-renowned mountaineer Rhys Jones. Our most recent Kilimanjaro Climb saw 17 participants raise a staggering £283,000 to support Standing Voice.

Mt Kilimanjaro

Fundraiser climb

SCHOOLS

Learning about our core values—respect, dignity, and the celebration of difference—is extremely powerful in an educational context. Our beneficiaries’ stories are brought to life by the fundraising workshops and assemblies we have helped to organise in schools. If your school would like to realise some of its own fantastic initiatives simply contact our team today.

Albinism Awareness Week

Isamilo International School, Tanzania

Standing Voice supported Isamilo International School to host a weeklong programme of events to educate students and the wider school community about the discrimination faced by people with albinism in Tanzania and to raise valuable funds to support Standing Voice’s work. Standing Voice Global Advocate and protagonist of In the Shadow of the Sun Josephat Torner was present during the week.

The week began with a fundraising screening of In the Shadow of the Sun, followed by Q&A with Josephat. To publicise the event we distributed over 1,700 educational flyers and advertised on radio too.

Josephat led assemblies with Primary and Secondary school students. Years 1-6 received a special PHSE lesson on albinism and the challenges that people with albinism face in our community. Our non-uniform day raised further funds; pupils wore a sunhat or sunglasses (or both) in recognition of the special precautions that people with albinism must take. All members of the local community—businesses, churches, mosques, individuals—have chipped in to show support. It's been overwhelmingly positive.

Jake Brown

Teacher, Isamilo International School

BUSINESSES

A charity partnership with Standing Voice will engage customers, motivate staff and transform the lives of marginalised communities. Get in touch and together we can create unique initiatives that will inspire everyone involved.

Raven Russia

Supporter

Events

There are loads of ways to get involved with Standing Voice. Find the event or fundraising activity for you here.

  • Feb 23
  • Mar 13
  • Mar 31
  • Jun 13
    • Feb 23

    BORN TOO WHITE

    BBC Two documentary, Born Too White, will be shown at 9pm focusing on NHS Doctor Oscar Duke's trip with us to Tanzania and Malawi.

    • Mar 13

    FILM SCREENING - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND

    A supporter will be screening "In the Shadow of the Sun" at the National University of Ireland in Galway.

    • Mar 31

    DEADLINE FOR VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SKILLS WORKSHOP

    Register to volunteer at our Summer Skills Workshop on Ukerewe Island on Lake Victoria in Tanzania.

    • Jun 13

    INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY AND SUMMER SKILLS WORKSHOP

    We will celebrate the 3rd International Albinism Awareness Day at the Umoja Training Centre on Ukerewe Island, Tanzania!

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