Friends of David Nott Foundation

The ‘Friends of the David Nott Foundation’ (FDNF) societies are our fast-growing network of student supporters. Whether you’re a budding medic or share our passion for humanitarian surgery, our FDNF Societies are designed to keep you in the loop with all the Foundation’s work.

FDNF is not just for medics: if your studies aim to reduce conflict worldwide, or if you have a passion for international development you have an important role to play in the Foundation’s work.

We hope that these FDNF societies will help to inspire the next generation of humanitarians and, as Ammar Darwish has explained: “The best way to get into humanitarian work is to volunteer for these charities and complete your training.”

If you would like to set up an FDNF society at your university, please send us an email at


Wondering how to start an FDNF Society? It's simple:

  1. Email us at expressing your interest.

  2. Download FDNF Manchester's excellent guide to setting up an FDNF Society here: FDNF guide to setting up your society.

  3. Establish the society with your students' union or university.