Welcome Patron Ian Shaw!


We are thrilled that singer, musician, comedian, campaigner and all round good guy Ian Shaw has agreed to be our Patron!

We first met Ian when we were all helping people trapped in the Calais Jungle in 2015. Since then we have stayed in touch while he has continued to be a tireless supporter of refugees and asylums seekers alongside his musical career. He performed at our successful #Dignify music festival in 2019 to help raise funds and anyone who follows him will know how actively he advocates for human rights.

#Dignify 2019

He is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists, has performed in the world’s leading venues and has a dozen albums to his name.  He’s also a talented pianist, songwriter and record producer. As if that wasn’t enough he is also an accomplished radio presenter, hosting The Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show since 2012, and his own podcast series.

It is an honour to add Ian’s knowledgeable, witty and compassionate voice to ours. Please join us in welcoming him.

#Dignify 2019


  1. Really pleased to hear about this. We have always celebrated Ian’s involvement to sensitively support refugees. We have been moved to tears on a few occasions at Jazz gigs and festivals when listening to Ian’s songs about some of the refugees. We talked to Ian and Georgia at Pizza Express a couple of years ago and heard about the inspired charity to enable young people to put credit on their mobile phones to maintain contact with their families.
    Only this morning I was listening to one of Ian’s excellent podcasts about his time working with the team at Calais. This donation is a Thankyou for all the pleasure we have both had from Ian’s music and also the delight in listening to Georgia.

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