Our London Landmarks runners kickstarted a month of fantastic fundraising, and were followed by our brilliant London Marathon runners, Kelly and Lizzie you can read all about their marathon challenge here. The fundraising didn’t stop there, with our friends at Montezuma’s organising some eggs-ellent Easter fundraising in their stores.
Read on to find out about our highlights from April …
Every month we receive lots of fantastic news from our programmes, our partners and our wonderful supporters and we know that it can be hard to keep up with it all, so we’ve compiled some of our highlights from the month to share with you.
This month our highlights include Rachel’s OBE ceremony, Iryna’s story and our first video from Kachin State, Myanmar.
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Rachel Bentley, CEO and Co-founder of Children on the Edge, travelled to Windsor Castle on Tuesday 7th March to receive her OBE award from the Prince of Wales, and talked with him about the work of Children on the Edge.
February might be the shortest month, but it didn’t deter any of our fantastic fundraisers. We kicked off the month with our brand new virtual event - The Puppy Power Walk but it wasn’t just the pups who were fundraising in February.
Read on to find out about eight-year-old Issac’s reading challenge, Mari-Louisa’s 20 hour trek and Helena and Laura’s Big Body Shop Bash…
Chichester school, Westbourne House raises over £20,000 to support Children on the Edge’s Ukraine Appeal
When Russia invaded Ukraine this time last year, students at Westbourne House school in Chichester, wanted to support Ukrainian families who had been forced to flee their homes. The whole school community rallied, coming together to fundraise for Chichester based charity, Children on the Edge, raising more than £20,000 to support their work with Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania in 2022.
Our first inspirational conference of 2023 kickstarted the new year with our incredible partners at The Body Shop at Home. More than 1,000 people gathered in Telford, and thousands more watched online to celebrate this incredible change-making business, which has been a force for good for decades ever since the late Dame Anita Roddick founded the business.
The countdown to Christmas is on, but our fantastic supporters kicked off the festive season in style with some brilliant events held in November, including two Christmas markets and a 90’s reunion party. Read on to find out more …
Children on the Edge is a Chichester based charity that works to support some of the worlds' most marginalised children, living in some of the toughest situations.
The charity was co-founded in 1990 by Bishop Luffa graduate and Chichester resident, Rachel Bentley and the late Dame Anita Roddick.
After witnessing the appalling conditions in Romanian orphanages first hand, Dame Anita Roddick mobilised her company, The Body Shop International, based in Littlehampton, to help.
The Body Shop, sent supplies and a small group of volunteers, to help three orphanages in the remote village of Halaucesti. Rachel Bentley, a 23-year-old law graduate from Chichester, was one of these volunteers, and together, they sparked the response that created Children on the Edge, which exists to this day to support some of the most marginalised children around the world.
Our amazing supporters were making the miles count in October. Walking and running to help make a difference for the 20,000 children we support. Read on to find out how our supporters have conquered marathons, embarked on pilgrimage walks and completed hundreds of steps over the past month.