Project Dengke - Local hero riding a horse
One person cannot change the world
but we can change the world for one person

Patrons & Trustees

Honorary Patrons

  • Fiona Castle OBE
  • Doug Scott CBE MA
  • Stephen Dorrell MP
  • Sir Roger Sims JP
  • Andy Reed MP
  • Sue Waddington
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE DSc
  • Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls

Former Honorary Patrons

  • Roy Castle OBE
  • Lady Margaret Martin
  • Sir Andrew Martin KCVO OBE
  • Sir Timothy Brooks KCVO DLitt JP
  • Sir Dennis Rooke OM CBE FRS FREng


  • Prof. M. O. W. Richardson MBE (Chairman)
    • Emeritus University Professor
  • Captain R. Watson Master
    • Mariner/Ferry Captain Rtd.
  • Mr John M. Whatmore
    • TV Producer/Company Director
  • Prof. C. Garner
    • University Professor
  • Mr Glyn Davies
    • Administrator/Project Manager
  • John Glasby

Friendship Centre

The International Friendship Centre is established in the heart of Dengke to better enable teams in aiding and assisting the locals through the provision of improved facilities: a place to see patients, welcome friends and visitors, provide teaching and training, and serve as accommodation for the teams of volunteers.

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Dengke is a small rural town on the banks of the River Yangtze, hidden away on the Tibetan Plateau in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China.

The remoteness, isolation and surrounding mountainous area bring many challenges for locals.

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