I am very proud that over the years I have raised over £100,000s for Charities that are connected with and serve the people of Africa. This, inspired by my time in Namibia, started at St John’s College, Durham University. I wanted us as a student body to look beyond the ancient academic walls of that great College on the Bailey and make a difference in the world. High ideals – maybe – but the passion was to make connections and, of course, to change the world. As a student body we started raising funds for the Alphonse Mohapi Scholarship. The Fund would allow a student from Lesotho to come to the college and to study for one academic year. This agreement was reciprocal, and I know that many from St John’s College have benefited from visiting Southern Africa.