Thoughts from author: Vics Hemphill

foundation day

We have declared today innocent foundation day, so there’s a hint of India in Fruit Towers. The foundation is funded the 10% of profits that the business gives to charity – the majority comes to the foundation. This year the foundation is funding 16 projects, mainly in developing countries where the fruit comes from.

The foundation works with 3 Non Governmental Organisations who have projects in India, so it seemed like a great opportunity to wear saris, have a curry and do some Bollywood dancing. Plus the lovely Emma is currently working with Action on Disability and Development one of the projects on the ground in Karnataka India, so we had a chance to hear more about some of the people she has met.

Some of the foundation guardians wore saris. The challenge is putting them on, but we had the expert Amisha to show us how...

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It’s great to have a glam Monday.

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We had auspicious lamps.

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Rangoli at the entrance.

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And everyone in Fruit Towers learnt a little bit of Bollywood dancing at our Monday Morning Meeting.

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Then we had curry for lunch and Georgie, Laura and Olivia from one of our partner organisations Find Your Feet came along to tell us more about makes their work on the ground so successful; the Self Help Groups they help women to set up. Our Emilie has been out to visit the work on the ground and she told us more about her trip too.

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