Celebrity supporters

Theirworld is fortunate to receive support from a number of incredible celebrities – some of who also serve as Theirworld Ambassadors. They promote our campaigns and raise awareness worldwide of our mission and the work we do.

Campaigns where we've received celebrity support

BBC Radio 4 appeal voiced by David Tennant

In early January 2023 our BBC Radio 4 appeal, voiced by David Tennant, was broadcast. The appeal highlighted the impact that conflict can have on children’s education and how important it is to get refugee children back into school. Through the broadcast vital funds were raised which will help us in our work to give all children a safe place to learn.

David Tennant has been a long time supporter of Theirworld having helped out work for the past 15 years. Back in 2021 he also voiced a Theirworld video highlighting the role of education in addressing some of the greatest challenges we currently face, from climate change to civil unrest. The video was a powerful way to raise awareness for the global education crisis and urge world leaders to step up and invest in education.

Christmas Carol Concert - Bill Nighy performs a reading

In December 2022 we hosted a festive carol concert in partnership with our corporate partner Reed Smith. The night was attended by over 300 people who enjoyed traditional carols and readings by some of our well-known supporters including actor Bill Nighy.


Reed Smith Charity Quiz - Ed Balls as quizmaster

Our corporate partner Reed Smith hosts an annual quiz night in order to raise funds for Theirworld. In 2022 Ed Balls kindly took on the role of quiz master adding personality and enthusiasm to the quiz questions and the night in general.

The event is always well-attended and with fun questions presented by Ed and a positive atmosphere all round, thousands of pounds were raised to help us in our work.

June Sarpong backs the #LetMeLearn Campaign

Theirworld and the Global Business Coalition for Education hosted an evening event on 19th September 2022 during the United Nations General Assembly week. The event served to celebrate and further progress the outcomes of the Transforming Education Summit held that day and mark the success of the #LetMeLearn campaign.

June Sarpong kindly emceed the evening, bringing together world leaders and education ministers to talk about the vital need to fund education around the world.

The #WriteTheWrong video - voiced by Gwendoline Christie

Theirworld’s #WriteTheWrong campaign released a powerful film in 2018 highlighting the fact that nearly 260 million children do not go to school. The film was narrated by actor and child rights campaigner Gwendoline Christie, best known for her roles in Game of Thrones and the Star Wars series, and it was shown at the UN’s headquarters in New York and on giant billboards in Times Square.

Other celebrities showed their support online with Dynamo, Annie Lennox, Ben Winston, Steve Nguyen, Matt Lucas and Laura Bailey all tweeting about the campaign.