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Alternative Gift Catalogue

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Annual Reports

Year 1 - 01/10/04 - 30/09/05
Year 2 - 01/10/05 - 30/09/06
Year 3 - 01/10/06 - 30/09/07 Year 4 - 01/10/07 - 30/09/08 Year 5 - 01/10/08 - 30/09/09


Our first AGM / Christmas party

January 7th, 2006 saw our first AGM, held on the same day as Ethiopian Christmas. See what happened at the event...


Sponsored Water Carry

Our most successful fundraising event to date was on the 15th July when St Josephs school fetched water from a local river on a sunny Friday afternoon...


Bristol - Addis Alem schools
Before travelling to Ethiopia in October 2004, St Josephs school in Bristol presented us with some lovely drawings drawn by their students...

Village travels in 2004
Tigist and Rob visited Addis Alem in October 2004. See what they found and what work has been done...
Village travels in 2003
Ride alongside Tigist as she researches the conditions and problems facing modern-day Ethiopian villagers on a trip to her Grandmother's ancestral home...

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Video clips from 2004

We have added a few video clips of the 2004 trip.

Take a look at life in Addis Alem...

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For-ethiopia is a Bristol, UK based charity providing sustainable development projects to people in Ethiopia.



14.09.11 - Dr Alice Roberts will be rowing with the Bradgate Barracuda's in the Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 25th September. Come along and support the team and you can sponsor them here!

27.06.11 - Tickets are still available for the Jazz Garden Party on 2nd July in Itchington. Click for more details

17.05.11 - Our next event is the Jazz Garden Party on 2nd July in Itchington. Click for more details.

15.05.11 - Mark Wood-Robinson ran the Bristol 10k in aid of For-ethiopia. Visit our new site for the story and photos.

18.04.11 - For-ethiopia will be having a stand at the Redland May Fair again. Come and see us on Monday 02 May.

20.02.11 - Solarsense and For-ethiopia are in the February issue of The Big Issue!

01.02.11 - Back2itsRoots are holding a gig on Friday 25th February at the Trinity Centre in Bristol (profits to For-ethiopia & Plan Lalibela). Macka B and the Iration Steppas will be appearing - Tickets £13.

16.12.10 - Early next year, Solarsense will be travelling to Addis Alem to complete a solar PV installation at the Beso rural clinic. To find out more visit our Solarsense page.

15.12.10 - On Saturday 8th January 2011 we will be celebrating Ethiopian Christmas with a free party! Come along for fun and games and a chance to find out more about For-ethiopia ('LIKE' our FB event to spread the word).

14.12.10 - The Clifton Village Christmas Event was great and raised nearly £500. A big thank you to members of Filton Concert Brass and the Cathedral School Choir for the wonderful music!

10.12.10 - For-ethiopia will be at the Clifton Village Christmas Event on Saturday 11th December. We will be based outside The Clifton Club on The Mall. Come along for music, hog roast and lots more from 10am.

08.12.10 - If buying from Amazon this year remember to click through from our website and we will earn commission at no cost to you!

07.12.10 - We apologise for the lack of progress on the website. If anyone is an expert in WordPress and willing to spend some time helping set up our new site or can offer any media skills at all, please get in touch.

02.12.10 - Christmas is rapidly approaching. Instead of purchasing socks and aftershave why not consider a present that keeps on giving. Try our Alternative Gift Catalogue.

01.12.10 - Solarsense will be visiting Ethiopia next year to carry out an exciting project. Details will be appearing in the media over the next few months.

20.11.10 - Take a look at what we have done over the last six years in our latest video.

10.11.10 - Ken Edworthy has returned from Ethiopia having carried out the surveys for the water wells we hope to drill next year. Perhaps our most exciting project to date! More to follow as things develop.

15.10.10 - Solarsense are having an open day to introduce their new premises. They will soon be announcing a project that they will embarking on for For-ethiopia. Keep watching for more news.

18.07.10 - What a lovely event! Baly's Cream Jazz were superb and over £1,400 was raised. A big thank you to all involved.

19.06.10 - On July 17th we will be holding a Jazz Garden Party in Itchington (just north of Bristol). For details take a look at the flyer or visit our Facebook event.

15.06.10 - For-ethiopia are going to have a presence at the Glastonbury festival thanks to Solarsense. Not only will Solarsense be displaying our information on their stand, but they will be raising money through charging mobile phones up with their pedicab. More news can be found on our Solarsense page.

12.06.10 - On July 8th, St Joseph's school will be carrying out a Sponsored Water Carry to raise funds for For-ethiopia. Look out for future pictures.

08.06.10 - Our Annual Report has just been completed. Our fifth year of operation was another successful one, details of which can be seen here.

01.03.10 - Please keep checking back for updates. We are in the process of building a new site. In the meantime you can stay in touch through our Facebook site.

18.02.10 - We wish to express our thanks to the Homemakers group of Keynsham Baptist Church who presented us last night with cheques totalling �4,500 towards our projects! More details here.

01.02.10 - We are in the process of developing a new website. As we rely on volunteers, please bear with us while we go through the process. In the meantime updates will appear on this site, so keep checking back.

18.12.09 - We are now using Virgin Money Giving for Online Donations. They are a non-profit organisation offering the cheapest way for charities to receive donations online. If you would like to donate to us or if you want to fundraise for us, Virgin Money Giving provides an easy way to do so.

20.10.09 - The ladies of Keynsham Baptist Church are going to be holding a 'Ladies Pamper Evening' on 11th November to raise funds for For-ethiopia. Why not treat yourself before the Christmas festivities take over?

19.10.09 - A big thank you to everyone who came to 'A Taste for Ethiopia' on Saturday evening! It looks like the event made close to �4,000 (tbc) which will go directly to next years projects in Addis Alem. Photos of the event are on our Facebook site.

The big news of the evening was that Dr Alice Roberts has become our Patron! Not only is Alice interested in Ethiopia through her latest TV series, but she was also a patient at Bradgate Surgery making her the perfect choice!

Finally we would like to thank all the helpers, the Eden jazz band, the companies that donated auction items and Woodlands Church, without whom we would not have been able to present this event!

15.10.09 - The Auction Brochure is now available online. Place your bids if you are unable to attend on the 17th or get a sneak preview of the lots if you are going to be there. A Taste for Ethiopia is nearly upon us!

12.10.09 - Less than a week until 'A Taste for Ethiopia' your only chance to experience real Ethiopian food and culture in Bristol. Book your tickets now!

11.10.09 - Dr Alice Roberts gave a wonderful presentation last night to a packed audience. A big thank you to Alice and her family for organising this event and donating half of the proceeds to For-ethiopia. Photos of the evening are on Facebook.

09.10.09 - Dudley and Rob were asked to introduce the charity at a gig in Glastonbury. Zion Train were appearing at the event organised by Back 2 its Roots with half of the profits going to For-ethiopia.

09.10.09 - Don't forget tomorrow, Dr Alice Roberts is giving an illustrated talk on her BBC series 'The Incredible Human Journey' at St Mary Redcliffe Church at 7.30pm. Tickets are �10, available on the door, and proceeds will be split between For-ethiopia and St Mary Redcliffe charities. For more details click here.

16.09.09 - Tickets now available for 'Taste for Ethiopia 09'. Get them while you can! event@for-ethiopia.com

09.09.09 - Paul completed the Bristol Half Marathon in a personal best time of 1hr37'07" while Elaine did it in 2hr33'23". You can still sponsor their fantastic efforts at Paul Ng and Dr Elaine Lunts. Pictures are up on the Facebook site.

21.08.09 - 'A Taste for Ethiopia' is back and taking place on 17th October 2009 in Clifton. Tickets can be reserved by email at event@for-ethiopia.com

15.08.09 - Dr Alice Roberts will be giving an illustrated talk on her BBC series 'The Incredible Human Journey' at St Mary Redcliffe Church on 10 October 2009. Tickets are �10 and proceeds will be split between For-ethiopia and St Mary Redcliffe charities. For more details click here.

07.08.09 - We have two runners for the Bristol Half Marathon on September 6th this year. Our very own Paul Ng and also Dr Elaine Lunt from Bradgate Surgery. Please click through to sponsor them online and come along on the 6th to cheer them on! If anyone else is running and would like to raise money for us please get in touch.

01.08.09 - Art on the Railings made well over �2,000 with more money still coming in! We wish to thank all the artists, the band and everyone who attended for making it such a success.

02.07.09 - A big thank you goes to Malcolm Terry and St Joseph's RC Primary school! Including a top-up donation from HSBC, they raised �740.96 from the sponsorship of the Nice Half Marathon which will go towards our 2010 projects..

15.06.09 - Did you know many of our project photos were available to view on Flickr? Take a look by clicking here.

07.06.09 - Get your tickets for 'Art on the Railings' (24th June) by email or telephone. This will be a fun evening with something for everybody!

01.06.09 - If you use Google Earth why not have a look at some of projects and get a real idea of where we are working. Locations can be downloaded from the Projects page.

17.05.09 - A big thank you to Fiona Anderson who successfully completed The Great West Run in Exeter on the 3rd May. She has raised �480.25 towards our projects in Ethiopia. You can still sponsor her at her Help! site by clicking here.

06.05.09 - Our next fundraising event is 'Art on the Railings' at St Matthews Church, Cotham. It promises to be a fantastic evening of art, food and music. More details here.

25.04.09 - Malcolm completed the Nice Half Marathon in 1 hour 57 minutes and 29 seconds on a very hot day. Apparently the Med was very refreshing afterwards! Well done Malcolm.

10.04.09 - Malcolm Terry is running the Nice Half Marathon on April 19th and has kindly agreed to raise sponsorship for For-ethiopia. Malcolm works for HSBC and is doing community work with St Joseph's RC Primary School. If you would like to sponsor Malcolm please donate through our GiveNow link on the Donate page and put Malcolm as the reference.

23.02.09 - Richard Spink of 'Carbon Neutral Expeditions' has kindly agreed to include For-ethiopia as one of the charities they will support as part of their carbon-offsetting for their two month expedition to Greenland! Further updates to follow but you can read more on their site.

09.02.09 - Many of our projects are now plotted on Google Earth. To view them in this exciting format go to our projects page and follow the instructions. If you know what you are doing then you can open the KMZ file here.

18.01.09 - A big thank you to all that attended the Christmas party! Thanks to your generosity nearly �1,000 was raised which will go towards our 2010 projects. Take a look at our Flickr site for photos of the event.

05.01.09 - Christmas is over, now celebrate all over again for Ethiopian Christmas! For-ethiopia wishes to invite you to a FREE Ethiopian Christmas Party on Saturday 17th January to celebrate and update you on what we have been doing in Ethiopia. See you there.

01.01.09 - For-ethiopia would like to wish all our supporters a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support over the past year and we look forward to catching up with you all soon!

15.12.08 - For-ethiopia is working to bridge the gap in childhood in partnership with students from the School of Tomorrow in Addis Ababa, who are keen to fundraise and provide child friendly spaces for children that are in a disadvantageous position. This fundraising activity is going to take place over the coming festive season. Activities like nativity plays and paintings are planned to generate funds from parents for this good cause.

01.12.08 - Our 'alternative' christmas present brochure is now available allowing you to give something special instead of the usual presents this year. Take a look and choose how much you wish to spend. All profits go direct to our projects in Ethiopia.

20.11.08 - 'Christmas Cards ' are now available to buy. The price is �2.90 for a pack of 9 cards with drawings by school children in Addis Alem and Bristol. If you would like to order please email us or speak to one of the Trustees. All proceeds go directly to our projects.

18.10.08 - A lot of tickets have been sold for 'Table Talk' tonight, but we are still getting a lot of late interest. If you would like to come along and have not yet purchased a ticket, don't worry, tickets will be available on the door.

25.09.08 - Tickets are now on sale for the Samuel Taylor Coleridge event 'Table Talk'. Priced at �12.50 (�10 concessions) it should be an entertaining evening in the Church where Coleridge was married in 1795.

18.08.08 - Dr Jason Victory completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 25 hours and 40 minutes! He raised a fantastic �532 in sponsorship towards health projects in Addis Alem. Thank you Jason!

15.07.08 - Our next event is taking place on 18th October 2008 and is a must see for all fans of great literature! Samuel Taylor Coleridge is being brought to life in an evening called 'Table Talk' at St. Mary Redcliffe. Event details can be found here.

25.06.08 - Dr Jason Victory of Bradgate Surgery is tackling the 'Three Peaks Challenge' on Thursday 17th July. This is a massive feat and we hope that you will all show your support by sponsoring him. Please print out the form and either hand it in at Bradgate Surgery or post it to the address at the bottom.

22.06.08 - As mentioned on Radio Bristol, we will be giving a talk at Keynsham Baptist Church on Thursday June at 7.30pm. This is part of the 'More to Life 08' programme running in Keynsham and Saltford throughout the year. Details of the talk can be found here.

22.06.08 - Rob was interviewed by Trevor Fry on BBC Radio Bristol this morning about the charity. To 'Listen Again' go to the site and look up 'Sunday Starts with Trevor Fry'.

10.05.08 - Maria Stewart is showing the movie 'Black Gold' at Highgrove Church on Saturday 7th June. Tickets are �3 and all proceeds go to For-ethiopia. For more details click here.

22.03.08 - Jacqueline Conradie-Faul is holding an art exhibition in Bath from 14-20 June and will kindly be donating 20% of her profits to For-ethiopia. Further details can be found here.

20.03.08 - The Bradgate raffle draw took place and a fantastic total of �181.10 in tickets were sold. A big thank you to Lisa Hamblin for making the lovely quilt and to all who bought tickets.

24.02.08 - "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." (Lao Tzu). We honestly believe that despite the fact we don't have an income of millions, we do make a difference! Join our discussion in Facebook and have your say!

09.02.08 - We are holding a raffle for a rather beautiful handstitched baby blanket. Tickets can be obtained from the Trustees or by emailing us. Tickets are 50p or 3 for a pound and details are here.

18.01.08 - For-ethiopia is dipping its toes into the various 'Social Networking' sites to increase awareness and hopefully boost our profile. Take a look at our Facebook and YouTube sites. If you are a member, please add us and tell your friends.

08.01.08 - As well as our Amazon shop, we have created a Buy.At store which links loads of online retailers and allows you to search for whatever you want to buy. We then receive commission from the relevant store. Incidentally we do not personally endorse any of these companies so please check the prices and reliability before purchasing.

07.12.07 - We would like to thank everyone who attended the party on Saturday and hope you enjoyed the evening! Everyone seemed to have a good evening and a few became regular donors. See how happy the Trustees were at the end (is it because it is over?) in this picture.

01.12.07 - With Christmas not yet here, now is probably not the time to mention that you can celebrate a 'second' one! Ethiopian Christmas falls on the 7th January. For-ethiopia is celebrating this with a free Ethiopian Christmas Party on Saturday the 5th January at Woodlands Church. Details can be found here.

01.11.07 - 'Christmas Cards ' are now available to buy. The price is �2.90 for a pack of 9 cards with drawings by school children in Addis Alem and Bristol. If you would like to order please email us or speak to one of the Trustees.

28.10.07 - 'A Taste for Ethiopia' earlier this year raised the grand total of �2,797. A big thank you to all who attended!

29.09.07 - 'An Evening for Ethiopia' was a fantastic night and a good number of people turned out despite the rugby! We wish to thank both Cantanti and everyone at St Mark's & Brenty Church for all their help.

28.09.07 - 'An Evening for Ethiopia' is taking place on Saturday 13th October. A varied range of music will be performed by the choir Cantanti. For further details please see the poster and tickets can be ordered by emailing Events

27.07.07 - SOLD OUT - 'A Taste For Ethiopia' is now sold out, so a big thank you to all who have bought tickets. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

08.06.07 - 'A Taste For Ethiopia' is back and will be taking place on Saturday the 28th July! Tickets are �15 and can be purchased through the Trustees. Details on the poster.

08.05.07 - We are sorry for the lack of updates on the site. It was hoped that the new site would be up and running by now, however as usual, these things take longer than planned! Please keep checking back for the revamped site...

08.03.07 - It is one year since the Bradgate / Addis Alem link formed! There will be a celebration at Bradgate Surgery on Thursday 22nd March at 7pm - All welcome!

03.01.07 - A new coffee shop called 'Kuvuka' will be opening on Saturday 13th January at 113 Stokes Croft, Bristol. Run by Sean Clarke, the aim is to raise awareness of issues in Africa and provide a place where people can meet, chat and drink great coffee. Art from various artists will also be on display.

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