On Wednesday 28th September, we were invited to a slightly different kind of event - the big reopening of The Body Shop Westfield’s Stratford City store. Fundraising Officer Charlotte Callin was one of the first people to see the newly revamped store in the shopping centre and was to have a sneak peak of all of the new areas including the fantastic refill stations and the pamper area, where customers are able to chat to staff and sample some of the brilliant products. She was especially impressed when the staff told her that all of the new fixtures and fittings in the store are made from upcycled, recycled and sustainable materials.
Children on the Edge was started more than 30 years ago when CEO Rachel Bentley and the late Dame Anita Roddick responded to the Romanian Orphanage Crisis. After witnessing the appalling conditions in Romanian orphanages first hand, Dame Anita Roddick mobilised her company, The Body Shop International, to help. Over 30 years later, we have worked in more than 18 countries, and currently support over 20,000 of the most marginalised children, in some of the toughest situations worldwide.