Ambassadors of Hope

Brett Archibald

Brett is an international inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has published a book called ALONE. He has various interests in the Hotel and Hospitality Industry and he works with charities in his home town of Cape Town

Zoë Brown

Zoë is an award-winning radio presenter on The Flash Drive on KFM radio, TV presenter and host. In addition, Zoë is a talented MC, content creator and works closely with select charities in South Africa.


Ray was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in 2006 and received a stem cell transplant from his brother, he relapsed about a year later and endured a further 6 rounds chemo. By the end of 2008 Ray was well enough to leave hospital. In 2011 Ray embarked on a mission to climb the Seven Summits to encourage other leukaemia sufferers, raise funds for the Sunflower Fund and to promote blood donors. He is the founder of the annual Everest Challenge event.

Neil Harrison

Neil was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in 2016. His brother was a perfect match, after following 3 rounds of chemotherapy – Neil had a stem cell transplant in July 2016. His experience has taught him the importance of support, togetherness, and family. His role is to now play it forward. Neil sees it as his duty to be available to support patients and families – to give them hope and care.


Alice is a KZN personality. She was the Owner and Editor of Mum’s Mail magazines for 12 years. She is a passionate and avid supporter of the Fund. She generously volunteers her time and marketing expertise, as well as her MC services, for many of our KZN events.

Lindy Lehto

Lindy is best known as the co-presenter of Smile 90.4FM’s breakfast show, Smile Breakfast. In addition to radio, Lindy is an accomplished MC and voice artist.

Eric Macheru

Eric is a former South African footballer player and a famous actor. He is known not only for his role in the hit TV series Skeem Saam but is also renowned due to his soccer talent. He is among one of the most well-known South African television personalities.

Riaan Manser

Renowned International Explorer & Author.  Riaan holds two Guinness World Records and four world firsts. He has written three autobiographies based on his experiences’ called; Around Africa in my Bicylce, Around Iceland on Inspiration and Around Madagascar on my kayak. 

Iman Rappetti

Iman is a renowned, multi award winning journalist who has published a book called Becoming Iman, radio presenter and TV host. Her passion to use her platforms for social justice, and engendering a stimulating environment for the magic of creativity.

Faizal Sayed

Faizal is a TV Talk Show Host, Media Proprietor and Social Activist – hosting The Faizal Sayed Show aired throughout Africa. Faizal has a vision of global change with an extensive social responsibility portfolio with The Sunflower Fund being a key priority.

Richard Wright

Richard is a three-time brain cancer survivor, author, founder and director of The Enrichment Project. He is a Johannesburg based global speaker and has a background in coaching, horticulture, law, sales, management, triathlon and real estate.