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If you do things well, do them better - be daring, be first, be different, be just Anita Roddick

Our supporters

We grew up and found our feet within the Body Shop Foundation as one of their ‘core projects.’ In 2005, we registered as an independent charity. The Body Shop Foundation supported us in this, and helped us with the setting up and equipping of a new office base.

We have also received contributions from other companies such as Mainland and Albourne.

Our most recent, and ongoing support, has come from The Roddick Foundation, to whom we are most grateful. Our project in Ethiopia is dedicated to Anita’s memory.

A small core of supporters, mostly family and friends, provide monthly contributions to Iasis. We want to develop our pool of regular supporters and keep them up-to-date with project news via the website and a regular newsletter. Even small amounts such as £5 or £10 per month can make a huge difference.

For instance, in Ethiopia, you can save someone’s sight for just £30.

Working hard for Charity

During the Summer term of 2011 a group of 60 Year 6 children from St Bernadette RC School based in South West London took part in the first ever school based fundraising event sponsored by Iasis! Each child was given £10 to start their own small business to raise funds for the work we are doing in Ethiopia.

Make up stalls, car washes and movie nights are to name but a few of the businesses which were run by the children. Every child managed to make at least 100% profit.

Children washing car

The winning group was run by two boys who revolutionised school dinners with the introduction of a meal deal; which included a hotdog, a drink and a packet of crisps. With only £20 capital the boys managed to make a staggering £250!
In total the children managed to make over £1200! With each eye cataract operation costing just £25, the children were able to restore the sight of 48 people.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Deborah Hogan and the whole staff of St Bernadette RC School for their support and enthusiasm!

Some comments from the children:

Grace (11) “Hey Everybody Money Week Was SOOO Fun I Learnt So Much About How To Set Up You Own Business.”

Yohannes (11) “I raised in the 100’s, it was so great helping Iasis!!!”

Gabriela (8) “I think 6k and 6m did a brilliant job! I liked the sweet shop the best .

The sweets were delicious and extra tasty. Good going 6k and 6m keep up the good work.