Philanthropy – Patrons and benefactors

President’s Circle Patrons

Chairman’s Circle Patrons

Magdi Jameel

Kirkland and Patrick Smulders

Bernard Lo & Anne McGhee

Anthea Norman-Taylor

Dr Peter Barham & Dr Jennie Metaxa-Barham 

Mr & Mrs Roderick Cooke

Fadi Kassis

Mr & Mrs Mayassi

Heba Zaphiriou-Zarifi

Mr Mazen Arafat Nomura

John Payne


Alistair and Dale Thomson


Honorary Patrons

Dr Swee Chai Ang FRCS - A founding Trustee of MAP, she is an orthopaedic consultant surgeon at the London and St Bartholomew's Hospital Trust. Working in Beirut during the 1982 invasion, she also witnessed and survived the massacre at Sabra and Shatila, writing "From Beirut to Jerusalem" about her experiences. She returned to London to help form MAP and, as the first chair of the projects committee, helped launch the volunteer programme in 1985. She has also co-authored the "Manual of War Surgery" and received the coveted 'Star of Palestine' award from the late President, Yasser Arafat.

Baroness Helena Kennedy - Helena Kennedy is a barrister, broadcaster and Labour member of the House of Lords. She is an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues and chair of Justice - the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists.

Mr Isaac Nusseibeh MBCHB, LMSSA, FRCS - is a Palestinian refugee from Jerusalem. He became a pioneering senior Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Paralysis at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where he served from 1974 - 2007. While working at Stoke he was invited by many countries to treat patients and teach doctors. He also lectured at UCL to postgraduates, where he was a Director of a special course dedicated to treatment of paralysis and rehabilitation, and worked extensively with Middle Eastern patients. He was also the Honourary Secretary Of The International Medical Society For Paraplegia, has worked with MAP from its creation and was a Board Member before retiring in 2008.

Sir Terence English - A Former President of the Royal College of Surgeons, and the surgeon who carried out the first successful heart transplant in the United Kingdom.

Rt Hon Lord David Steel of Aikwood KT KBE PC - Former leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and President of MAP between 1997-2004.

MAP’s celebrity supporters

We are grateful for the celebrity ambassadors we have supporting MAP’s work and calling for the right to health and dignity for Palestinians living as refugees or under occupation.

We work with celebrities across many industries including entertainment, comedy, journalism, film, music, and literature. They give up their time and talent to support us and raise awareness of the unique health issues and challenges faced by the Palestinian people living under conflict, occupation and displacement. We are thankful to all those who have helped us in our campaigns, events and lobbying in order to call for health and dignity for Palestinians.