Philanthropy has always been an integral element of Oliver Laws’ ethos. Over the past 20 years, Guy Oliver has raised and connected over £20m to different charities.
As well as personal voluntary work, Guy and his team have raised funds for the following organisations: SAVE Britain’s Heritage, the Musée du Louvre, the Château de Versailles, the Sir John Soane’s Museum, The Aid to Zimbabwe Trust, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Kew Palace, and a number of The Prince of Wales’s Charities including Start UK (part of Business in the Community), the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture (now The Prince’s Foundation for building Community) and the Turquoise Mountain Foundation (TMF).
Most notable amongst these is Guy’s relationship with TMF, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007. Simultaneously Oliver was appointed to lead the restoration of The Connaught Hotel. He designed the Prince’s Lodge which gave the TMF artisans an extraordinary commission, replicating the ornate wood panelling and cabinetry of The Peacock House, a charming but dilapidated home in Murad Khane district of Kabul. Oliver is voluntary Creative Director of TMF and travels regularly to Afghanistan