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We invite you to a Christmas Party
with a difference! Ethiopians celebrate Christmas on 7th January. Come
and help celebrate both Christmas and our first full year of operation.
It will be an exciting evening of music and dancing along with short
presentations of news, including video about what we have achieved this
year and our plans for the future... Refreshments will be provided
including some with an Ethiopian flavour such as honey wine, sambusas
and the inevitable mince pies and coffee! It's free and starts at
7.30pm on Saturday the 7th of January. We hope you can join us! For
more details click here.
- One of our trustees, Janet and her sister, have just returned to the
UK following a visit to Ethiopia. They managed to take out books for
the schools and have visited the sites of the springs with local
engineers to finalise the arrangements for the works.
- A bristol GP and her family are back from Ethiopia having visited
Addis Alem among other places. While there they visited the local
health clinics to assess what was needed.
- We will be having a party on the 7th January 2006 to celebrate
Ethiopian Christmas and our first AGM. It is going to be a fun evening
and we hope you can attend. More details to follow soon.
01.11.05 - Richard King from the 'Exeter-Ethiopia Link'
and his daughter have just returned from Ethiopia. While there, they
visited Addis Alem to see our projects and offer advice and contacts
for our upcoming works. We have just received some excellent
photographs of Addis Alem which will be going up on the website
shortly. Thank you Richard and Martha!
28.10.05 - We have received 10 secondhand PC's through 'Computers for African schools'
and are now in the process of cleaning them up and installing some
useful software. At present the Addis Alem senior school doesn't have
any working computers and so cannot teach the full curriculum. We hope
these, when shipped out, will help make a difference.
- We have now just collected some books and teaching aids from Chipping
Sodbury School which will be taken to help the junior and senior
schools in Addis Alem. A big thank you to Jenny Clark at the school for
01.10.05 - We received the grand sum of �1600.67 from St. Joseph's school following the Sponsored Water Carry.
The school presented the cheque on Friday during the assembly and gave
a fantastic presentation on the walk and our charity. Many many thanks
to everyone involved in this event! We will be adding pictures soon.
- We have just heard that Paul is not well and will not be able to run
on Sunday. Sorry to everybody who was planning on coming to cheer him
on. The Pasta Party is still on though. Get well soon Paul!
21.09.05 - We will be having a 'Pasta Party' on Saturday the 1st October in preparation for the Bristol Half Marathon on the following day. This will be held in Fishponds at 7.30pm and will involve eating lots of lovely pasta! Paul Ng will be running on our behalf and is looking for sponsors...
- On Friday the 30th September, St Joseph's school will be presenting
the charity with over �1000 of sponsorship collected from the Sponsored Water Carry on the 15th July. Pictures will be posted on the site after the presentation.
07.09.05 - The Bristol Half Marathon
is on Sunday 2nd October and Paul Ng will be running on our behalf. If
you know Paul and would like to sponsor him please get in touch with us
through the contact page. We are hoping to have a 'Pasta Party' on the
weekend of the race to raise money and energy for Paul's run!
- The video from a Taste For Ethiopia is finally edited and on the
website. For those of you who attended back in May, I hope it will
bring back memories.....click here to go video page.
12.08.05 - National Giving Week
will take place starting the 17th October. Click on the banner on the
right to find out more and possibly win �500 for the charity of your
- Unfortunately the Times Educational Supplement did not have enough
space in their last edition before the summer holidays so the Water
Carry article will not be appearing.....click here to see our pictures of the event.
- The Wacky Races was great fun and �192 was raised to go to the spring
project. A big thank you to Andy for organising and to all those who
attended. Pictures will follow soon.
16.07.05 - The photos and article about the Sponsored Water Carry are now online. Click here to see what happened. Wacky Races is on tomorrow...
15.07.05 - The Sponsored Water Carry by St. Joseph's school was a great success! Thank you to the teachers, children and parents who all seemed to have a great time! Pictures will appear soon....The Times even sent a photographer and something should appear in the Educational supplement.
- We can now accept online donations through the Charities Aid
Foundation. They can accept credit and debit cards and Gift Aid will
automatically be applied for. Click here to donate. If you would prefer to donate by standing order or cheque please select the link at the top of the page.
- Paul Ng has just completed the Copenhagen half marathon in 1hr42mins
(which he was disappointed with!!!) - he is now preparing for the Bristol Half Marathon
which is on the 2nd October 2005. He will be seeking sponsorship
soon....and if anyone else is running and would like to run on our
behalf please get in touch.
06.07.05 - I have had reports that the link for the Wacky Races event is not working. Try this link to a JPG file if you are having problems. Click here to find out more about the spring.
01.07.05 - The Wacky Races event on the 17th July is looking good and should hopefully raise more money for our spring project. Click here to find out more about the spring.
29.06.05 - The whole of St Joseph's school
will be walking through Fishponds on Friday the 15th July in support of
For-ethiopia! The children will be fetching water from the river in
Vassells park and carrying it in containers back to the school to raise
money for our spring project. Many thanks to the teachers and pupils!
- Wacky Races will be taking place on the 17th July. It is a car
treasure hunt, with clues leading you to different locations and prizes
for the winners (and losers!). A good family day out! For more details
take a look at the flyer by clicking 'here'
- After the success of the first event, we are pleased to announce that
we have another planned! This time it will be a car treasure hunt
around Bristol and will be on the 17th July - more details to follow.
08.05.05 - The event went very well! We had over 60 people attending plus helpers and everyone was still able to get second helpings.
- SOLD OUT! All the tickets for a Taste For Ethiopia have now been
sold. If you were planning to come and have not yet bought your tickets
we are sorry but will hopefully have another event soon. Thanks to
everyone who bought a ticket, we hope you enjoy the evening. See you on
the 7th May!
27.04.05 - We now have less than ten tickets for 'Taste for Ethiopia'
available. We are amazed at the response and hope that everyone enjoys
themselves on the 7th May. Please contact us soon if you still need
17.04.05 - Half of the tickets for the 'Taste for Ethiopia' are now sold and there is now only 3 weeks to go to the event, so order your tickets now before it is too late!
- We received �91.11 from the collection at the 'Global Week of Action'
service at Woodlands today. Many thanks to the organisers for their
- We are now officially registered with the Charities Commission. Our
registration number is 1108526 and this now means we will be able to
claim back tax on all donations through Gift Aid.
06.03.05 - Tickets are now on sale for 'A Taste For Ethiopia'
on Saturday, May 7th in Bristol. This will be a great chance to
experience Ethiopian food and culture. For details and tickets please click here.
04.03.05 - Tigist gave a presentation in assembly to the whole school at St. Joseph's school
in Bristol. The children got to see videos and photographs and
experience 'carrying water' to get an idea of what life is like for an
20.02.05 - The Bristol Half Marathon
is on the 2nd October 2005 and Paul Ng will be running on behalf of
For-ethiopia. Paul is a regular runner and last year completed the
course in a very respectable 1hr 38 mins and 11 seconds.
Tigist and Rob made another visit to Addis Alem in October 2004. See their photos in the gallery and video clips from the left hand menu.