Margaret Elsworth

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Margaret Elsworth
Born (1929-12-05) 5 December 1929 (age 84)
Blagden, East Grinstead, Sussex, England
Occupation Director of the African Scholars' fund
Spouse(s) Jack Elsworth
Children Christopher, Barbara, Sandy, David and Elizabeth

Dr Margaret Elsworth MBE (born 5 December 1929, East Grinstead, Sussex) was the founder of the African Scholars' Fund and the African Scholars' Fund UK. She was educated at Micklefield and Herschel Girls School. She graduated in 1954 from the University of Cape Town with a MBChB. She founded the African Scholar's Fund in 1968 and later was a co-founder of SHAWCO. She is a founding trustee of TECSAT (Technical College Student Aid Trust Western Cape). She has worked as a medical officer for the Janet Bourhill Institute from 1961 to 1994. In 1987 she was awarded an honorary Master of Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town. In 1996 she was awarded an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II for her work for charity. Her husband, Dr Jack Elsworth, died in 2003.

She was elected to the Order of Simon of Cyrene in 2010.