Meet Our Team In The United Kingdom


Nick and Penny are honoured members of Born in Africa and have dedicated much of their time to providing Entreprise courses for our High School students and their parents. In 2016 they were officially registerd as: UK supporters of Born in Africa, Plettenberg Bay.
The charity registration number is: 1169743.

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Nick and Penny Brooks

Nick and Penny are from the UK, where Nick is an entrepreneur, Company Director and business mentor, and Penny is a teacher of Economics and Business subjects. Every time they come down they donate a substantial amount of 2nd hand clothing and sports uniforms as well. In 2014 they used their combined expertise to write an Enterprise Programme to enable BiA students to learn about business and enterprise, by planning, setting up and running a company. This was delivered by the BiA mentors to students in grades 10 and 11 at Plett Secondary and Wittedrift High schools over 6 months, with dozens of learners taking part and learning skills to give them a better chance of finding work or to start their own business one day in the future. Since then, Nick and Penny have delivered a shorter version of the programme on each of their visits to Plett. By starting and registering UK Supporters of Born in Africa as a UK charity, their aim is to grow awareness of the charity in the UK by holding fundraising activities, and seeking more godparents across the country.

Donations can be made into the UK bank account:
Barclays Bank
Sort code: 20-29-90
Account number: 83043541
Account name: UK Supporters of Born in Africa, Plettenberg Bay

Shopping via smile.amazon.co.uk also benefits Born in Africa! When you order products via the online shop Amazon, make sure to go through smile.amazon.co.uk and select Born in Africa as the charity you would like to support! By doing this, Born in Africa will receive 0.5% of the value of your purchases!

Jane and Alan

janeandalanWe are proud to present two other honorary members of Born in Africa; Alan and Jane Bradley. This amazing couple, along with Buckinghamshire BIA Charity Golf Day, raise funds annually in order to grant several Dreams for our learners and students. We are very grateful for all their help and hard work!

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Kevin became part of the Born in Africa family in 2023 after he raised lots of funds in honor of his late wife who passed suddenly and who felt very connected to the communities around Plett. Kevin joined the UK board later that year and is excited to start this new adventure: "I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Member of the Board of Trustees at Born in Africa UK! It is such a honour to be working so closely with Born in Africa. Lets raise some money for these brilliant kids!"

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Steve Hirst

Steve is a trustee in the UK branch of Born in Africa. He organizes fundraising events in the UK and will be busy attracting new godparents by raising awareness in the United Kingdom.