IBP’s Masquerade 2013

Posted by anniek on Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Comments (0)

Thanks to all our wonderful supporters, volunteers and Roxx staff we had another amazing night raising money for our projects.

You all looked fabulous with your masks and wonderful outfits!

We are looking forward to seeing you again at one of our next events.

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This Christmas, give a gift that could change a child’s life…

Posted by anniek on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 | Comments (0)

Help us raise £1,290 to feed and educate 50 children in Malawi for one whole year.

As many of you will know, the Republic of Malawi in southeast Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world. One in eight children in Malawi is an orphan, and many struggle to find enough food to eat, let alone the time to focus on their education – an education that offers the chance to escape the cycle of poverty.

That’s why – this Christmas – we’re asking you to support a pre-school project in Malawi that offers 50 children the chance to fulfil their potential.

For just £1,290 we can provide salaries for 3 teachers for one year and a daily nutritious lunch for all children.

Lunches will be provided through a local initiative involving pre-school teachers growing sweet potatoes which are then prepared and fed to the children during the lunch break every day. A simple meal made from sweet potato helps improve concentration, creates an incentive to attend pre-school, and reaches out to the most vulnerable children in the community by providing a benefit not only to their educational needs but also to their health. Each teacher is paid a small bonus for growing the sweet potatoes, which also helps to boost their own income.

All this for just £1,290! We thought that was pretty amazing! So if, like us, you think that this is a wonderful opportunity to help those that need it the most then please consider supporting our appeal.

Thanks to all those who attended our fundraising event at Notting Hill Blag Club earlier this month (click here to find pictures of yourself or see what you missed!), we have already raised £455 towards our £1,290 target, meaning we only need another £835 to make this project happen!

Enjoy the benefits of ‘100% Giving’

Perhaps you have an office secret Santa coming up or would like to hand out some meaningful gifts to your friends, family and colleagues? If so, why not make a donation in their name and help make this project a reality?

Inspired By People has a ‘100% Giving’ policy, meaning that 100% of the money that we receive goes directly to the projects we support. Therefore, every penny you donate will go directly towards giving 50 children in Malawi a better future.

Every little really does help … so please join in and give something meaningful this Christmas!

Thank you for your generosity and we will keep you updated over the next weeks!

The IBP Team

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Our 2nd Anniversary Night Out – Lots of Fun!

Posted by anniek on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | Comments (0)

We had a great night out on 10 November at the Notting Hill Blag Club.

Thank you all for coming and celebrating our second anniversary with us!

Just by buying a ticket to this event plus the business card draw contribution you helped us raise £450 of which 100% will go to our projects. We will give you an update as to where your money has contributed to.

Thanks again for coming and we hope to see you again at one of our next events in the New Year!

(stay updated via our facebook page)

Photographs by Neal Houghton

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IBP’s 2nd Anniversary Party – Notting Hill Blag Club – 10 November 2012

Posted by anniek on Monday, October 15th, 2012 | Comments (0)

And here is our official party invitation! Feel free to pass it on to your friends but make sure you book your tickets soon as we have a limited number available.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at the Notting Hill Blag Club for a great night out!

By the way don’t you like our Invitation? This is designed by our lovely volunteer and talented Lori Lampe.

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We will be at the Responsible Business Exhibition – Will you??

Posted by anniek on Friday, February 24th, 2012 | Comments (0)

We are excited to go to our first Responsible Business Exhibition in London on the 14th and 15th of March.

We have worked hard to move the charity to a next level… and this also means that we are ready for new partnerships with companies that relate to our vision and would like to support the work we do abroad.

If you have your own company… or work for a company you think may be interested in supporting us then why not visit us there (we would love to see you) or contact us directly.

Warm wishes,

Anniek
MD/ Co-founder IBP

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A Masquerade Night – We had a great time, did you?

Posted by anniek on Friday, February 24th, 2012 | Comments (0)

This is us.... hope you can join us at our next event!

On Sunday 12th February, our first Venetian inspired Masquerade party took place at The Convent Garden Cocktail Club.

With a wonderful team of staff and volunteers, who worked hard to organise and promote the evening, we were excited to finally get to dress up and see the inspiring masks everyone had chosen to wear.

Arriving early, IBP staff and volunteers spent time decorating the venue with streams of material and mood lighting, for that romantic, Venetian look. The bar was filled with spare masks – so no one was left out, and a special cocktail menu was created with £1 from each cocktail bought going straight to Inspired By People.

Guests began arriving from 7:30pm and soon enough the venue was filled up. 100% of the price of every ticket bought went to Inspired By People, and will go to directly benefit the following projects:

1. The trauma recovery centre and its outreach programmes in West Nepal, supporting women and children affected by trauma, conflict and mental health difficulties.

2. Building a pre-school in Malawi that will offer education and a daily nutritious lunch to 50 children.

First up was the amazing DJ Hughie who put on an engaging performance with a spontaneous request from a lady called Steph who asked if she could sing to Nivana’s “Smells like Teen Spirit”. Steph’s performance was incredible and applauded by the staff and guests.
Next up was The Kosmic Troubadour who put on a brilliant and passionate performance wearing funky glasses and playing a very colourful keyboard.

We have some fabulous photos of the performers by our two professional photographers of the night – Will Rees and Neal Houghton.

We were also lucky to have a third photographer, Desmond Nelson, who set up his equipment upstairs in order to take formal photos of our guests, which guests were then able to purchase as a memento of the evening.

A quick break allowed the announcement of our business card draw and our beautiful Limited Designer Bag designed by Emily Sims which was available to buy.
The lucky winner of the business card draw was Alessandro Rovati who won Amway anti-wrinkle serum, two personal training vouchers, one float session and one Nepalese Tea pack worth a total of over £165!

Last up out of our brilliant performers was DJ Keiran, who rounded off a successful evening and kept everyone dancing into the night.
We are so grateful to all our guests and everyone who participated along the way. We raised a total of £418 and are so thankful that we could put on another successful event!

With special thanks to:

Lee Ottery and staff for letting us host our event at the Covent Garden Cocktail Club.

Our photographers – Will Rees will_reesy@hotmail.com, Neal Houghton (www.nehphotography.com) and Desmond Nelson (www.imagesbydesmond.com)

Our DJ’s and Musicians – DJ Hughie, DJ Kieran and musician the Kosmic troubadour (www.facebook.com/pages/Kosmic-Troubadour)

Jose Antonio Vaca Cerezo who designed our beautiful flyer (http://javcerezo.blogspot.com)

And finally to the guests who generously donated to our overseas projects supporting the most vulnerable people in developing countries – Nepal, India and Malawi.

To have a look at our photo album of the night…. have a look at our facebook page… you may be in it :-) Facebook.com/inspiredbpeople

Natalie
IBP Volunteer

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us in London!

Posted by anniek on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | Comments (0)

Come and CELEBRATE International Womens Day!

Location: Hay’s Galleria Tooley Street, SE1 2HD London,

Event will include nibbles on arrival.

Cost: £25 – please follow link and make payment: you will be placed on the guest list :) Don’t forget to invite your friends! https://www.justgiving.com/Shofna-IBP

We live by the principal of 100% Given – so after cost of venue and food what we receive will go to our projects!

Lets Celebrate International Women’s Day by making a difference now!
Please encourage your friends to attend and buy tickets! The more people who attend the bigger the impact we will make in Making a difference!

Did you know….

- Two thirds of the 774 million adult illiterates worldwide are women – the same proportion for the past 20 years

- 72 million children of primary school age are not attending school, out of which over 39 million (or 54 per cent) are girls.

- Women constitute the majority of HIV-positive adults in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East.

- Rates of women experiencing physical violence at least once in their lifetime vary from several per cent to over 59 per cent depending on where they live.

- Among national governments, 29 per cent do not have laws or policies to prevent violence against women

- Violence against women aged between 15 and 44 causes more deaths and disabilities than cancer, traffic accidents, malaria and war combined

Women and Children represent the most vulnerable beings in global society.

Look forward to seeing you there :)

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Be Inspired – IBP Limited Designer Bag

Posted by anniek on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 | Comments (0)

We are incredibly proud of our first Limited Designer Bag designed by Emily Sims.

Doesn’t it look beautiful? The design is based on the national bird of Nepal, the peacock. The bag is easy to use for your shopping and stylish enough for a trip on the high street. So come on ladies join us in starting a new trend that contributes directly to our great cause in Nepal.

Neil Houghton, our brilliant photographer, is responsible for the amazing pictures below of the ‘Be Inspired’ Must-have-Bag in use.

Contact us directly if you would like to order one. This is a limited edition so be quick not to miss out!

We would love to hear your thoughts on it!

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News from Nepal

Posted by anniek on Sunday, October 9th, 2011 | Comments (0)

Dear supporters,

We are nearly in our second year of existence and we have decided to continue to support our partnering organisation Kopila Nepal with their extraordinary work in remote areas of west Nepal. The trauma recovery centre is partly finished but there are still rooms to be build and it needs to be furnished. They are satisfied with it being very simple and basic and don’t ask for much but we feel that proper furniture and additional resources are needed such as toys, games, cushions, art materials to offer a positive and welcoming environment for child and adult patients coming to the centre.

Their outreach programme needs to continue as well and requires more staff and resources to reach more people in remote areas of West Nepal. In a nutshell… your donations are welcome! Every little bit helps! And remember 100% of your donation goes directly to our projects!

Have a look at the following video for news on our project in Nepal:

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IBP’s INSPIRING DIVERSITY Fashion Show – London 2011- Sponsored By Amway

Posted by anniek on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 | Comments (0)

Saturday, 17th September – the time had come! It was the big day of our Inspiring Diversity Fashion Show – sponsored by Amway. For weeks and week we worked alongside Amway staff members to organise, promote and prepare everything for our first ever Fashion Show in aid of our project in Nepal.

Designers had to be found, models to be selected and volunteers to be sources. IBP volunteers worked hard on this and were happy for all the support received from our sponsor Amway who helped a large deal with the management of the logistics involved.

The hard work continued on the day itself; a lot had to be done…. Was it even possible to fit everything into the next 8 hours before the show was about to start? Let me tell you this – even with more challenges arising throughout the day – yes, it was! With such a wonderful team, we managed to get everything ready for this incredible event!

4 amazing international designers arrived with their assistants – two of them all the way from Holland.
10 beautiful models were prepared with make-up and hair, ready for the catwalk.
Our photographer Peter Wtulich (http://www.wix.com/peterw2lich/home-website#!portfolio) had his camera ready. And our wonderful host Zoe Hardman was all set to get the show started.

After a drinks reception in the main area of Amway’s Flagship Centre in Holborn, guests were invited to the upstairs area, which we had transformed into a stunning setting for our catwalk show.

First up was Taiwanese designer Hsin-Yu Lin (www.linhsinyu.com). Her fashion was dominated by flowers and light fabrics, which made the models look beautifully fairy-like.

Next up was z-mode (www.zmode.co.uk). The amazing lady behind this label – Victoria Rangayah – kindly lent her dresses to our host and myself (Theresa) and I must admit, I felt glamorous in it! There was a variety of dresses shown on the catwalk all incredibly elegant.

During the break to follow, guests had the opportunity to mingle, try Amway’s products and enjoy the delicious canapés. Our special guests of the evening – Nepalese Ambassador His Excellency Dr. Chalise and Michael Meissner – seemed to enjoy the evening along with all other guests.

During the break guests also had the chance to bid on the auction items donated generously by our designers. Also we auctioned framed drawings by Nepalese children.

Back up to the second half of the show starting with Dutch Ethical designer Rianne de Witte. Her feminine gowns can be worn for many occasions and were made of the most beautiful materials and patterns (http://store.riannedewitte.com/).

The grand finale of the show began with a dress-making presentation by Sheguang Hu (www.hufashion.com). The Chinese-Dutch designer who brought along his hairdresser (who is also the personal hairstylist of the Dutch Queen) and showed his all in red glamorous collection.

After this inspiring show it was time to go over to Holborn House for our After-Show Party. We celebrated with designers, models and guests until the early hours of the morning. Some of them were especially pleased when we announced the lucky winners of our raffle. No wonder with prizes like: a weeks accommodation in an Italian holiday home.

Even though it was a long and stressful day, for many of us this has been one of the best experiences so far…and the excitement still kept 1 or 2 IBP volunteers awake when it was finally time to sleep…and dream of our next Fashion Show!

We are all so grateful for having met so many amazing people along the way and are thankful for everyone who has participated to make yet another successful event happen!

Theresa (IBP Events Manager)

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