The late Dame Anita Roddick founded Children on the Edge in 1990. After witnessing the appalling conditions in Romanian orphanages first hand, she mobilised The Body Shop International, to help these children. And today, more than 20 years later, we are proud and humbled by the continual support from The Body Shop and its franchise community around the world.
Originally part of The Body Shop Foundation, Children on the Edge grew up with the family of The Body Shop engaging staff at all levels to not only fundraise but to participate in our international Playschemes. In 2004, Children on the Edge became an independent charity yet continues to be bolstered and supported by an incredible support base at The Body Shop.
Company and Franchise markets around the world continue to fundraise through a wide variety of mechanisms and to date, over 600 staff have visited our programmes to be part of our Playschemes.
An example of the wide ranging support from The Body Shop includes:
- Donations from The Body Shop in Switzerland for every member of their customer club
- The Body Shop Australia donating all profits from the sale of a tri-massager.
- The Body Shop at Home consultants in the UK raising over £50,000 per year from raffles, donations and other fundraising at their parties.
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