The Angus McDonald Trust is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation. We specialise in finding community-based welfare solutions to the problems of poverty in some of Myanmar’s most challenging regions. We provide healthcare support for HIV and TB sufferers, and schooling and nutrition for affected children; we educate and raise awareness about treatment and prevention; and we empower patients and their families through voluntary training and micro-financing small business schemes.

What makes us different? We take a community-based approach to the problems of poverty. We do not replicate existing state-run or large-scale INGO programmes. Instead, we establish projects with a firmly local emphasis. By strengthening grassroots welfare infrastructure we not only improve lives, but develop civil society, too: helping to foster not only healthier bodies, but educated minds and empowered neighbourhoods.



Fundraising screenings of We Were Kings:       

2nd May at the Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, London

9th May at Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria                             

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We are thrilled to have obtained the rights to show the critically acclaimed documentary about the living descendants of the last King of Burma - and winner of the inaugural Whicker's World Foundation award - which was produced by our very own Trustee, Alex Bescoby.  Alex will be present at both screenings to discuss the film and to answer your questions on the present situation in Burma. 

To buy tickets for the London screening visit:

To buy tickets for the Cumbria screening visit:



Take a look at our video to learn more about the charity and what we do to support communities in Myanmar (Burma).