A community of people that have the want and the will to DO something more.
A place where members of the online community can give their time, skills and profile to actively support, raise funds and/or create awareness for various projects and causes. We want to use this network.. a huge community of such warm hearted people.. with skills and influence.. to raise money, raise awareness and hopefully make some positive changes..
We're taking the approach of 'building the plane as we fly it'. IDo has been an idea that has been swirling round our heads for quite a while now but we fell in to the trap of thinking we had to have it all worked out before we put it out there. Well.. that just puts the brakes on something for no reason at all and wastes a lot of good DOING time.
So here it is.. the beginning of the idea. And what we hope is that as the IDo community grows, so do our ideas, our projects, our fundraising and our reach. But to do this.. we reeeeeally need you and we need YOU. To make this work we are going to need volunteers, we are going to need people to give up their time, offer their skills, promote things on their social media, work as a community..
..and together we might just make something pretty amazing..
EMMA + PETE
On a personal level we have been given so much by this wonderful community we have found ourselves in. Strong friendships have been made.. offers of help and ferocious support. A bed to stay in.. a shout out for our current workshop or project.. money has been raised.. word has been spread. We are so thankful for all of you and know that this wonderful community of ours is a bit darn special..
So the idea to bring all this goodness together.. to collectively focus on standing as a group and giving back.. we knew we had to get you all in the same room.. (well a virtual room).. to connect the dots.. to make it available.. to give us all a chance to DO more..
We are soul mates, husband and wife, best friends.. business partners. We are photographers that from the very beginning were adamant to be just one thing.. honest. Honest with who we were, what we were about and most importantly.. how we shoot. We are stupidly passionate about people, telling their stories, listening, investing and feeling connected with what we do and we are equally passionate about giving back and helping others to do the same..
Oh, and we hug hard.
WE WOULD LOVE TO..
We wanted to put down in words some of our hopes and ambitions for what we would love to do with IDo. For how we'd love it to grow.. what we'd love to achieve.. and then, maybe.. in a year.. or five years time..
we can look back at this little list of ours and hopefully be super proud at how much we've done..
We would love to.. have hundreds of IDo members all signed up committing to just a small amount a month so that we can concentrate on what the money can do.. rather than where it's coming from..
We would love to.. hold HOTPOT DESIGN PROJECTS in all the major cities in the UK helping lots of Non-profits with new online content to help tell their stories..
We would love to.. regularly raise enough money to be able to give £1000 to a whole bunch of different charities as part of our '£1000 Charities'..
We would love to.. create lots of different opportunities for EVERYONE to get involved.. regardless of skill, location or amount of time they can commit..
We would love to.. celebrate the artist by giving them a platform to share their work..
We would love to.. hold regular Instagram flashmobs where we can come together to create change..
We would love to.. create strong partnerships with companies that support what we do..
We would love to.. create our own social enterprises that are funded directly by IDo which have a direct impact on communities..
We would love to.. to grow this community and reach out to different sectors.. bringing different skills and knowledge..
We would love to.. hold events, giveaways, socials..
We would love to.. make a difference..