Dr Jayson Oates is on a mission to help put an end to hunger in Senegal, West Africa. We heard about him selling his $260,000 car and donate twice that amount to charity, but he didn’t stop there. We came across this wonderful piece by Jayson that we just had to share with you. Read on…

Dr Jayson OatesExtreme hunger can be eliminated when solutions are created at a community level.

That’s why April and I are so committed to working with The Hunger Project Australia.

The Hunger Project implements very strong management, training and evaluation systems to ensure that positive community change processes can keep going without external help.

At an event in Perth last week, we pledged to fundraising $200,000 towards this empowering work process at Sanar Epicentre, in Senegal.

An epicentre is a place where change is seeded in a meaningful way – reaching all levels of the community.

As well as being a place for leadership training and education, the epicentre houses a food bank where grains can be stored safely, a community bank from which microloans can be made to fund local projects and a child care centre.

Hunger Project AustraliaThe final phases of work that we are supporting includes more leadership training; governance that ensures ongoing reporting outcomes for at least two years. There are over 50 indicators used to assess readiness for self-reliance and this final phase of the epicenter strategy is vital to ensure that extreme hunger is eliminated from the Sanar community.

April is the fundraising consortium leader, responsible for bringing together a team of local people who share our commitment to making a difference.

This world of difference first opened to April when she made a trip to Uganda in 2015 and saw both real poverty and a structure for making change possible.

Bringing this awareness home even closer was our four-year-old son’s response to an item he saw on the news: “A lot of bad things happen in the world”, he said. I began wondering if in years to come he might ask, “If you wanted the world to be a better place – what did you do?”

So, last year I auctioned my prized and much loved first baby, a Facel Vega vintage.

My car sold for $260,000 and I donated $520,000.

We received positive coverage on prime time news:

Our lives are much richer as we are inspired by and learn from the people we do meaningful work with every day.

Academy Face and Body will also donate $5 from every hydrafacial treatment performed to The Hunger Project Australia. As this is a popular treatment, with over 1000 hydrafacial performed at our clinics each year, we should reach our minimum target of $5000.

As a valued client, you are also making a difference.

Dr Jayson Oates


The Hunger Project Australia’s vision is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030.

As you all know, the HydraFacial is one of my favourite treatments. If any of you are looking for a reason to try it, surely this is a great one?!!


Trish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.

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