Mackenzie has established associations with a number of national and international charities that have a synergy with themes explored in his artwork.
Alongside this sits the work he does with localised and community-based causes. The Boys and Girls club of America, The Elton John AIDS Foundation, NSPCC, Japan Dyslexic Society and North East Autism Society are among the charities Mackenzie has supported.
Mackenzie teamed up with South Tees Hospitals Charity and volunteer-run Pin Your Thanks to present a bespoke pin badge to every member of staff across its hospitals and healthcare services.
The Pin Your Thanks People’s Medal was awarded to all South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff in recognition of their unfailing dedication, hard work and support for patients, service users and each other during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over 11,000 pins were given out and due to popular demand they were sold on PinYourThanks.org, it was the only badge to sell out amongst Ringo Starr, Joe Lycett & Keira Knightley.
Mackenzie release of ‘A Light in the Storm’ during 2020 raising much needed funds for Cruse Bereavement Care, in recognition and acknowledgement of the very real losses so many people have endured during the pandemic.
The limited edition releases completely sold out with all profits going to Cruse. Further Mackenzie Thorpe pieces were donated to particular charities nominated for going above and beyond during the covid pandemic.
Mackenzie is the patron of the North East Autism Society and recently opened it’s Mackenzie Thorpe Centre, which provides autism-specific education for children and young people aged 5-19.
He continues to provide artwork and support for the charity to raise vital funds with ongoing projects including their upcoming NEAS awards.