NH Design supports a variety of philanthropic endeavours.
African Solutions for African Problems
African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP) supports community-based organizations of women caring for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Currently there are six pioneer community-based organizations made of up 585 women supporting 8500 orphans and vulnerable children in more than 112 community Drop-In and Daycare centres in impoverished communities around the country.
On 1st September 2002, under the patronage of the Rajmata of Jaipur and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Elephant Family was officially registered and a new charity, pushing the plight of the endangered Asian elephant into the limelight of the western world, was born. Nicky Haslam was one of the participants in the 2010 Elephant Parade and designed and painted a fibreglass elephant which was auctioned for £11,000.
CLIC Sargent is a cancer charity in the United Kingdom, of which Cherie Blair is a patron. It was formed by the merger of Sargent Cancer Care for Children and Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood and specializes in providing support for children. Nicky and his firm supports the charity annually.
Sir John Soane was one of the UK’s best established architects. Born in 1753, the son of a bricklayer, Soane died in 1837 after a long and distinguished career, leaving his home as a setting for his antiquities and his works of art. After the death of his wife in 1815, he lived here alone, constantly adding to and rearranging his collections. He established the house as a museum to which ‘amateurs and students’ should have access.
Bringing smiles and laughter into the lives of seriously and terminally ill children who are afraid and in pain, Starlight helps by granting wishes and creating fun across all UK hospitals and hospices.
Maggies Cancer Centers, UK
A Maggie’s Centre is a place to turn to for help with any of the problems, small or large, associated with cancer. They offer information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies.
Closest to Nicky Haslam’s heart is the Roehampton Parkstead House, established in 1738 by his great-great-great-great grandfather William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough. Nicky serves on the board of The Ponsonby Temple Appeal, a committee created to oversee the resurrection of the Ponsonby Temple on the estate’s grounds.