Last weekend, the Children on the Edge team were in Telford to join the jungle-themed Christmas (yes, you read that right) conference for The Body Shop At Home™, along with 1200 of their consultants!
These wonderful women, and a few wonderful men, are some of our biggest fundraisers and have raised a whopping £1.3 million for Children on the Edge over the past 22 years.
Children on the Edge have a very close relationship and deep-rooted history with The Body Shop®️, who make a huge contribution to our work.
The weekend conference is a chance for The Body Shop At Home™ consultants to get together, learn about new products and get ideas for building and growing their business, as well as finding out more about our work. They heard from our Head of UK, Ben Wilkes about how their efforts directly support our work in Uganda and also found out about how they can continue to support Children on the Edge with fundraising ideas.
The Body Shop At Home™ consultants are divided into 10 different regions of the UK and each do their own fundraising. Enthusiastic Regional Managers and Children on the Edge Champions in each area do a fantastic job of encouraging their team members to support our work. The conference at the weekend gave us a chance to celebrate their successful fundraising so far this year, see just how much each team had raised and find out who was on track to meet their fundraising targets.
Staff members Eloise, Amy and Ben were raising funds for Children on the Edge on the day too, all going towards The Body Shop At Home™ regional team totals. They did this by selling raffle tickets; wrapping paper; colourful new t-shirts and our favourite Montezuma’s chocolate - which proved very popular!
In just one day, the generous delegates helped us raise an amazing £6,670. This joins the £39,732 already raised by The Body Shop At Home™ this year.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at The Body Shop At Home™ for their amazing fundraising efforts and continued support.
If you’d like to support our work by making a donation, you can do that here.
PS. If you like the look of our beautiful new wrapping paper - themed as ‘A Season of Hope’ - we’re delighted to say that it will be available to buy soon. If you’re interested in stocking this in your shop or business, or would like to find out how you can help fundraise for Children on the Edge by selling it in your community, please get in touch with Amy Rook our Fundraising and Communications Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org | 01243 538530.