James is an airline pilot living in Portsmouth and a father of three children. For nearly two years he has sponsored a pupil at Kafushi Secondary School.
Q: Why do you choose to support the charity?
A: I believe in the power of education and I like the fact that my own children can see us helping another child.
Q: What do you like about sponsoring a child?
A: It makes things feel more ‘immediate’, a feel that one’s contribution is having a direct and personal impact on the recipient.
Q: You have also raised money by running the Great South Run and supported our honey programme. Do you enjoy the active part of supporting a charity?
A: To an extent, though fundraising for sponsored events can be frustrating as ‘doing something for charity’ is a very crowded marketplace. This is why the honey is a good concept, allowing one to donate and support a Zambian business without the effort of running anywhere!
Q: What else do you like about BTF?
A: It’s nice to be able to help a charity that I can see genuinely believes in its objectives and cares what happens to those on the receiving end!
Did you know that you can share sponsorship?
To make the sponsorship more affordable, James shares the cost with a group of dads.
If you like the idea of sponsorship, and have a group of friends or colleagues who also support the idea, why not club together? Get in touch with us to find out more.