Our MAD Patrons and Partners

Our Patrons 

The MAD Foundation is proud to have a small number of Charity Patrons to help champion our work. Each year they try to raise funds for our Projects by either volunteering overseas with our 'Madventurers' or by taking part on a fundraising 'Chief's Challenge' such as climbing Kilimanjaro. Every Patron also engages with the youth on their return from any visit and help spread the word about the amazing causes we aim to support.

Josie Gibson and John Pickard

Our MAD Patrons include Robert Swan OBE, Josie Gibson, John Luke Pickard, Elen Rivas, Liam McGough, Polly Parsons, Zach Lichman and Anthony Hutton.

Here is a selection of footage taken on a recent trip:

Elen Rivas, Polly Parsons and Liam McGough GO MAD (Make A Difference) for the MAD Foundation Charity and head to Ghana to volunteer and to take part in teaching, community building and sports developments projects with MAD Ambassadors Lina Perrini, Chantel Lord and Scarlett Saunders and the Founder of MAD Foundation Chief John Lawler. The Project was supported on the ground by other members of the MAD Team including Rebecca Fisher and Bene Redman.

Elen Rivas

For more information contact chief@madventurer.com


Our Partners 

Madventurer works in partnership with a number of organisations and charities worldwide to add expertise and opportunity to our operations.

Charity Partner


Alongside Madventurer we have our very own charity.  The MAD Foundation (Registered UK Charity No. 1111805) helps people in some of the world's poorest countries to help themselves by working with them at a grassroots level to develop much needed community resources.  MAD (Made A Difference) started back in 1998 and has helped to build:

128 classrooms, 80 toilet blocks and pit latrines, 12 pre-schools, 1 HIV clinic, 1 green house, 1 kitchen with a bread oven, 100 sinks and wash stations, 1 technical block, 8 permanent houses and 20 fishing boats destroyed by the 2004 Tsunami, 13 Water tanks, 8 playgrounds, 5 bridges, 5 chicken coops, 5 storm-drains, 2 bakeries,1 Fish farm and a guinea pig shed!   We've also planted over 25000 trees, dug and laid 25 miles of water pipeline, taught 85,000 lessons, coached 63,000 sports sessions, renovated 6 orphanages a 1 home for street kids!  And we're still counting..........


Flight Partners

We are able to provide you with 2 Reputable Flight Providers - please request flight quotes from both and let us know how you get on and how they compare with each other:

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At STA Travel we have a dedicated member of staff to deal with all the Madventurer questions. 

For more info you can call them on 

UK Call 0333 321 3102 

USA Call 800-217-8466

or email madventure@statravel.co.uk for flight or travel insurance quotes.



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Kit and Health Partner

Nomad Travel Stores and Clinics have been kitting out travellers with clothing, equipment, books and maps, medical supplies and vaccinations for more than 16 years. Nomad will provide a 10% discount to all madventurers. We will provide you with a unique discount code when you sign up to any madventure which you must quote when ordering any equipment. 



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