He has previously donated to educational charities in Africa.
Branson started his first charity, “Student Valley Centre”, when he was only 17.
Charities & foundations supported
Richard Branson has supported the following charities:
21st Century Leaders46664Aegis TrustAfrican Wildlife FoundationAvoided Deforestation PartnersCancer Research UKCaudwell Childrencharity:waterChildren with AIDSEve Branson FoundationFree The ChildrenGirls Not BridesGreenpeaceHeavens AngelsInternational Rescue CorpsKids CompanyLife CollegeMake A Child Smile AppealMarie Keating FoundationMineseeker FoundationNovak Djokovic FoundationPeace One DayPrince's Rainforests ProjectROTASave the ElephantsSmall Steps ProjectStand Up To CancerStarfish Greathearts FoundationStrike a Chord for Cancer FoundationSwan LifelineThe EldersVirgin UniteWater.orgWhatever It TakesWildAid Read more about Richard Branson's charity work and events. Related articles Natalie Imbruglia to Perform at Rota Benefit Dinner in QatarBranson Pledges $3 Billion to Combat Global WarmingMandela, Clinton Auction Star Encounters For CharityRowling, Branson, Cowell Boost Reward Fund For Missing GirlClinton,
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My knowledge of New Zealand cinema is by far not as thorough as Australian film, but Maclean’s Crush is perhaps my favourite from there that isn’t Heavenly Creatures or The Piano. It is a film rife for rediscovery, not least of all for the delicious performance by Marcia Gay Harden
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Poverty porn using trauma of our people as entertainment for white people #FirstContact
So nice that so many people care about white people learning things. I wish they cared as much about black people's trauma #FirstContact
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Can we all start a tag #DefineAboriginal
Being told "Yeah but you're one
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The first season of First Contact generated headlines and debate in 2014 when Martin took six Australians into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
This year, Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about the nation.s Indigenous people on the same journey.
They include Natalie Imbruglia, former One Nation politician David Oldfield, Ian .Dicko. Dickson, Tom Ballard, Former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris and Nicki Wendt.
The show has been produced by Blackfella Films (Deep Water, Redfern Now, Mabo) in association with Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Sbs.
.First Contact season one gave Australians the chance to gain greater understanding and insight
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