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Leave a Legacy

legacy africatCelebrate the life, achievements, and character of someone you cherish!

Honour someone special, give tribute for a life well-lived, or simply celebrate a special occasion.


Your gift will be meaningful and long-lasting—helping future generations of Namibian children and their natural heritage.

  • Acknowledge someone's expertise, professionalism, or friendship.
  • Create a lasting legacy in the name of a loved-one.
  • Recognise the interests and concerns of someone special

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What is a legacy?

A legacy is a financial gift left behind which will benefit others. The AfriCat Foundation has been fortunate to have received legacies over the past few years, which have enabled the renovation of facilities and the building of new amenities, all of which have improved the quality of the Foundation’s permanent feline residents. The Environment Education Programme has similarly been expanded thanks to legacies, imparting a valuable life experience onto growing numbers of Namibia’s children.

Why leave a legacy?

Consider for a moment the charitable organisations which have positively impacted your life, your family members, or friends' lives. Are you already an AfriCat annual donor? A charitable bequest in your will could endow your gift for the future of this Foundation.

How do I leave a legacy for AfriCat?

Collect your family and financial information. Talk with an estate-planning solicitor and with your financial advisors. Consider a charitable bequest in your will to the AfriCat Foundation, Namibia.


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Below you will find a story about a true gentleman who supported AfriCat for many years:

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James Maltman,  3rd June 1922 – 21st March 2012

Jim ("Wee Jimmy") Maltman, was born on 3 June 1922. Jimmy, from Alloa, Clackmannanshire, in Scotland, was a long-time passionate supporter of the AfriCat Foundation. He visited Namibia many, many times and his stays at Okonjima and AfriCat got longer and longer with each visit.

Jimmy loved going along on carnivore rescue missions, and he accompanied AfriCat on many while staying at Okonjima. He was equally happy, even at an advanced age, to fly in AfriCat’s cloth-hulled Maule plane, as he was driving 10 hours to collect a single cat from a faraway farm.

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Jimmy made generous donations to AfriCat over the years, and he facilitated an improvement of AfriCat’s transportation means – he donated a Toyota Land Cruiser (which now bears his name) and he facilitated the re-skinning of AfriCat’s Maule plane. It gave Jimmy great please to drive/fly in "his" vehicles whenever he visited. He loved to regale everyone he met with stories of his days in the RAF, but equally absorbed everything he heard about AfriCat’s work – we can only imagine how he entertained everyone in his local pub with stories of his Namibian cat-rescue adventures!

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jimmy medals Endangered WildlifeWe were all saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing on 21 March 2012, just short of his 90th birthday.

We were surprised to hear that Jimmy had bequeathed his house in Scotland to the AfriCat Foundation as a legacy in his will.

We are eternally grateful for Jimmy’s thoughtfulness and we strive to ensure that his memory is cherished. We still feel his presence – rest in peace Wee Jimmy!



Mary Jan Newby

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A personal word from Sarah:

"In 2011 my mother left me some money after she died. Family & friends suggested I should buy some jewellery or something nice in memory of her. I don’t wear jewellery, knowing me I would knock the diamond out of a ring.

My mother also had a passion for animals, so when I first visited AfriCat, I fell in love with Namibia. I knew what I was going to do with the money. I donated money to help set up the new clinic with an anaesthetic monitor, instruments and other equipment. My mother was a nurse and I am a vet nurse, so it seemed very appropriate.

AfriCat organised some plaques to put on the monitors in memory of mum. So her memory lives on at AfriCat. I have been here three years in a row to help with the health checks and it is such an honour to watch all the equipment being used by the vets and researchers. It is also an honour knowing how much I am helping AfriCat in their research, so we can all learn more about Cheetahs, Leopards and Lions.

Leaving a legacy is such a wonderful thing to do. Not only are you helping that organisation, but your loved one will always be remembered and you will always be reminded of them in such a wonderful way. I am very proud of what has been achieved with mum’s donation and I am one very proud and happy AfriCat supporter. They are on top of my list for my legacy when it is time.

People travel to AfriCat from all over the world. So when they come to visit they see who has donated what & how that particular person's legacy has helped AfriCat. So it reaches every part of the globe. You get such positive feedback from all sorts of people & you know exactly where your money goes, from helping feed the cheetahs & leopards in the carnivore care centre, improving their large enclosures, setting up new facilities. As I said before it is such a pleasure seeing first hand my equipment being used by the wonderful vets at AFRICAT.

People are always promising to help organisations like AfriCat but they don't follow through. It is fine to like photos & stories on Facebook & other social media but it doesn't really achieve anything. It is so rewarding knowing how much I am helping these beautiful animals through my mother's memory, knowing that Mum lives on through AfriCat & the cats & she is remembered around the world.

In this harsh world of ours I recommend doing something lovely like leaving a legacy of some sort, it doesn't matter how big or small. It makes you feel so good especially after the pain of losing a loved one."

Sarah Cullen Proud AfriCat Supporter!


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Jimmy now on our VIP donor wall.
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Jimmy Maltman, concerned donor and long time AfriCat Supporter.
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Jimmy, Tammy (AfriCat) and Dr. Henk Berschinger.
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Carnivore Care Centre upgrade sponsored by Mr. Jim Maltman.
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Jim Maltman sponsored the GEHL-V400 to open up more plains for captive cheetah release.
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Jim Maltman sponsored the GEHL-V400 to open up more plains for captive cheetah release.
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Jimmy with Dr. Henk Berschinger.
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New clinic named after Jimmy Maltman.
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New clinic named after Jimmy Maltman.
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Tractor sponsored by Jim Maltman.
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Tractor sponsored by Jim Maltman.
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Dartgun donated in memory of David Pleydell-Bouverie.
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Dartgun donated in memory of David Pleydell-Bouverie.
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Dartgun donated in memory of David Pleydell-Bouverie.
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Dartgun donated in memory of David Pleydell-Bouverie.
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In memory of Mary Jan Newby.
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Jim Maltman and Soren Knudsen with Dr. Barndt.
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John Wolfe honoured at AfriCat - entrance gate to 20,000 ha Nature Reserve.
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Jimmy's clinic from inside.  
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Surgical equipment donated by the late Mary Jan Newby.

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