Patrons and Welcome Circle Ambassadors Phyllida Lloyd and Dame Harriet Walter DBE.


The Welcome Circle is a group of key individuals giving us £2000 or more a year to sustain and respond to the needs of refugees, asylum-seeking people and migrants at our centre.

Our Patrons Phyllida Lloyd and Dame Harriet Walter DBE, who also host our annual Friendraisers, are our Welcome Circle Ambassadors.

Our Welcome Circle members include:

  • Phyllida Lloyd – Welcome Circle Ambassador
  • Dame Harriet Walter DBE – Welcome Circle Ambassador
  • Stanley Tucci
  • Joanna Kennedy
  • David and Joanna Farquharson
  • Kate Pakenham
  • Abir Challah
  • Sybille de Galbert
  • Sophie Ireland
  • Andy Auerbach and Holly Larrett
  • Kay Roy Price and Emma Rickards
  • Roger de Freitas
  • Paterson Joseph
  • Clare Ferguson
  • Natasha Braginsky Mounier and Benoir Mounier 
  • Saurav Chopra and Savraj Kaur BEM
  • Kate and Will Goodhart
  • Hilary Puxley and Michael Crane KC
  • Henry and Rosalind Raine
  • Tiffany and Peter Hall
  • Matthew Gordon
  • Peter and Mary Poelzlbauer
  • Sean and Jenny Finn
  • Hannah and Nicolas Lanel
  • Coco Campbell
  • Jenny and Joseph Oughourlian
  • Vicki Barrass
  • Simon Curtis and Elizabeth McGovern
  • Bute House School
  • Sally Moulsdale and Robert Ledger
  • Tim Parlett
  • Christiane Amanpour
  • Emily FitzRoy
  • Sue Townsend of Ortigia Sicilia
  • Harriet Gugenheim and Ben Rogers
  • David Morrissey
  • Joanne MacInnes
  • Irene MacInnes
  • And more in the local community and beyond.

Joining the Welcome Circle is a vital and energising way to give. Throughout the year, you’ll be invited to see our work first-hand, with direct access to our Leadership and Development Team to discuss the impact your support is having on specific projects or charity infrastructure. You can get as involved with the scheme as much or as little as you like – and be as anonymous as you choose. Your donation goes a long way in a small charity like ours that doesn’t enjoy Government funding. 

For more about the Welcome Circle, details can be found in our brochure here.

Read about our 2023 Friendraiser and watch speeches from the night here.

Watch Andy Auerbach, Welcome Circle member and West London Welcome volunteer, speak about his experience of the Welcome Circle at our 2023 Friendraiser here.

If you’re interested in joining the Welcome Circle, would like more information, or to arrange a visit to our community centre, please contact our Director, Joanne MacInnes: