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 …
Beth and Helen kick off Christmas with some very festive fundraising
The local pub might not be the first venue that comes to mind when you think about places to hold a Christmas market but for Beth Emery, her local pub was the perfect spot to hold a festive fundraiser. She said ‘I organised a fabulous Christmas Market in aid of Children on the Edge at our local pub. They have these fantastic huts in their garden all year round which just lend themselves to a wonderful market. We raised an amazing total of £452.25! I am so pleased! And EVERY SINGLE stallholder asked me to do another before Christmas.’ Beth’s first Christmas market was so successful that she has just hosted a second event!
Helen Todd also organised a fantastically festive Christmas market for Children on the Edge. There were stalls, a raffle, delicious refreshments and even a visit from Santa himself. The Christmas market was a huge success raising £465! Helen said“We had a fantastic day at our Christmas market with lots of stall holders and we have already booked a date for 2023.”
The Body Shop 90’s alumni reunion event
A group of enthusiastic original 90’s Body Shop employees created their own alumni and decided to host a get together to catch up! Kirsty Ginman and Matthew Morgan-Jones headed up the evening, creating a wonderful experience for all the guests. They organised a throwback quiz full of memories from working together at The Body Shop in the 90’s and held a fantastic raffle and auction.
They managed to source vintage Body Shop marketing materials to decorate the room, and there were touching tributes to The late Body Shop founder, Dame Anita Roddick throughout the evening. Children on the Edge Co-founder and CEO Rachel Bentley OBE was invited along and spoke to the guests, thanking them for their support. The evening was a huge success, and raised an incredible £5,000, which was donated during the Big Give Christmas Campaign so that it could be matched, resulting in the final total from the reunion reaching a phenomenal £10,000!