Helping Hands

BATD ON Jul 12, 2010 AT 9:30 am

The Body Shop Hand Cream

The Body Shop Hand Cream

We don’t often get our soap box out – too hot for one thing - but when we heard about the Body Shop’s three year global campaign with ECPAT to stop the trafficking of children and young people, we got right on up there.

According to research, one in five British adults still don’t believe that children are trafficked to the UK.  In reality, hundreds of children from over 50 countries – some as young as 11 years old – are exploited in the UK every year. Together, Body Shop and ECPAT are spearheading an internationl petition calling on Governments across the globe to put child trafficking on their agenda and banish this modern day slave trade.

With a raft of high profile support, including Rob Lowe, Matt LeBlanc, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Joanna Lumley, we all need to pitch in on this one. So, here’s how you can help, too:

1.       Sign the petition at any The Body Shop store or online at     

2.       Spread the word – join the Facebook group (Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People), or follow ECPATUK and TheBodyShopUK on twitter and change your profile picture/ Twibbon to your handprint or hand in the ‘stop’ position to show you’ve signed the petition and supported the campaign

3.       Buy the hand cream – all proceeds from the sales of The Body Shop ‘Soft Hands, Kind Hearts’ hand cream (50ml/ RRP: £3.50) goes to ECPAT to support their projects in this country

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