Anno’s Africa is a UK based children’s arts charity running educational arts projects for children living in slum conditions in Kenya.
The charity was set up in memory of Anno Birkin, a young, gifted writer and musician who died in a car crash in 2001, just one month short of his 21st birthday.
Anno’s Africa has been operating in Nairobi since 2006 and there are currently over 1200 children participating in their workshops and in the weekly clubs run by their sister organization One Fine Day.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a patron of this charity– among many others like e.g. (in no particular order) Tom Hanks, Lana del Rey, Greta Scacchi, Tom Tykwer, Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench to name just a few – and has been supporting it for years.
You can read about his reasons for supporting this charity here: Benedict about Anno’s Africa
For the Christmas season of 2017, Benedict has agreed to create a Christmas card design exclusively for Anno’s Africa. You can order it here: Justacard Shop
@cumberlibrary is going to have a giveaway of one set of these beautiful Christmas cards (5 cards w/ envelopes) soon.