Seeing investment in action inspires a month of record breaking fundraising from The Body Shop at Home
This June started with a trip to Uganda and ended with a target smashing amount raised by The Body Shop at Home™.
Ben, our Executive Director, visited Jinja with Suzanne, Jade, Louise and Lauren - supporters from The Body Shop at Home. They visited the five communities we work with , to see the difference that The Body Shop at Home are making through their dedicated, year round generosity of their consultants and customers.
Repaid loans are available to be passed on to someone else in need. With recipients paying a little interest, the loan pot can gradually grow, in order to help an increasing number of households. The repayment of the loan with a little interest also teaches business and budgeting skills, rather than dependency, and makes the fund itself sustainable.
The week finished with a play day at Loco ECD, where children from the communities came together to play games and just have fun! Back at home though, the activities were just gaining momentum.
In the UK, while the team were finishing their play day in Loco, consultants and customers donated to Children on the Edge by text - donating an incredible £4,999 in just a few days, and the fundraising just kept pouring in.
Eloise Armstrong, Fundraising Manager, shares:
Jade, Suzanne, Louise and Lauren are part of a team of more than 14,000 consultants, managers, directors and a Head Office team from The Body Shop at Home who fundraise tirelessly for Children on the Edge, raising more than 1.5 million in the last 25 years.
The Body Shop at Home are aiming to raise an incredible £200,000 for Children on the Edge in 2019. If you are feeling inspired, find out more about fundraising for us here.
If you are from the Body Shop at Home and would like to fundraise for Children on the Edge or organise an event visit www.childrenontheedge.org/thebodyshopathome