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Hello you lovely lot. It’s been three months since we launched our ‘Earth, Ocean & People’ initiative, supporting three charities we think do an amazing job for protecting the planet. In case you’ve forgotten what it is, here’s a link to the video, explaining everything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UDXL-jz_M But it’s easy for anyone to say they’re supporting charities, what have we actually been doing? Good job we have a blog to explain, isn’t it?   Team Earth Supporting World Land Trust and their dedication to protecting trees and the rainforest, Team Earth were set to join a Winter Walk to support the charity....

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Hello you lovely lot.

It’s been three months since we launched our ‘Earth, Ocean & People’ initiative, supporting three charities we think do an amazing job for protecting the planet.

In case you’ve forgotten what it is, here’s a link to the video, explaining everything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8UDXL-jz_M

But it’s easy for anyone to say they’re supporting charities, what have we actually been doing?

Good job we have a blog to explain, isn’t it?

 

Team Earth

Supporting World Land Trust and their dedication to protecting trees and the rainforest, Team Earth were set to join a Winter Walk to support the charity.

However, due to multiple delays, this will now be a Summer Walk, taking place in June. Members of Team Earth will be strolling in aid of sustainability, supporting WLT and donating the £500 raised from our ‘Plant a Tree For Free’ social campaign.

WLT will use the money to plant trees for the first 100 people who commented on our Instagram post, as part of their ‘Plant a Tree’ initiative. Once Team Earth has (hopefully) crossed the finish line, the money raised will be sent to plant trees on behalf of our customers.

Keep up to date with Team Earth’s progress on our social channels – you never know, you might just see a grown man shout ‘I can’t walk anymore!’ dressed as a panda. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?

 

Team Ocean

This sea-themed team are supporting Whale and Dolphin Conservation, helping them to protect vulnerable marine life.

Team Ocean are currently walking the length of the top ten longest beaches in the world, which is around 1070 km. Not in real-life, of course, but using apps on their phones to log their steps to reach the equivalent distance. Walking on that much sand would not be good for their knees.

​For every 200km the team reaches, they will raise £100, with the hope of raising £500 for WDC to aid their efforts.

 

They’ve even got our youngest Cheeky Panda Leo involved!

​April 14th also marks World Dolphin Day, and to mark the occasion, 10% of every sale made on Cheeky Panda will go towards Whale and Dolphin Conservation. So, make sure you need some loo roll for then! 

Not only that, but Cheeky Panda’s adopted dolphin Rainbow has just had a baby! So, keep your eyes peeled for some adorable baby dolphin pictures on our socials. You dolphin-ately don’t want to miss it! (sorry).

There is also some top-secret craftmanship going on behind the scenes that we can’t talk about yet. Let’s just say Team Ocean have been whale-y busy with their hands (sorry again). 

 

Team People

The wonderfully fit Team People have run, cycled and swam to Uganda! Not literally, of course, that’d be wild. And you probably wouldn’t be reading about it for the first time on this blog. 

Team People used a clever app to track their exercise progress in order to reach the equivalent distance from London to Uganda collectively through their fitness efforts. That’s approximately 6,352 km (3,947 miles), so they’ve really shed the calories for a good cause. Also, the exact location is super special because it’s the site of the first toilet Cheeky Panda twinned as a company!

 Here's one of our Cheeky Pandas Emily doing her bit. What a legend!

In total, the campaign has raised enough money to twin 10 toilets. Toilet Twinning is helping to transform lives in some of the poorest places on the planet. Through the charity, vulnerable households will:

  • Learn about the importance of sanitation and hygiene
  • Build their own loo
  • Gain access to clean water
  • Enjoy better health
  • And take a massive step out of generational poverty!

This is the first toilet(s) which Team People have managed to twin as a team! So, if you see a member of the team in the street, give them a (socially distant, not-actually-touching) high five!

There you have it, after three short months, we’ve done all of this for our chosen charities. Imagine what we’ll do in the next three?!

You don’t need to, because there will most likely be an update on this blog. Keep your eyes peeled.

Support our Earth, Ocean & People initiative by liking & sharing our content on our social media channels and get involved when you can! We couldn’t do it without you.

 

Love,

Team Cheeky Panda x

 

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National Panda Day!

The Cheeky Panda is proud to announce our partnership with Edinburgh Zoo for National Panda Day!
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The Cheeky Panda is proud to announce our partnership with Edinburgh Zoo for National Panda Day!
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It’s B Corp month! And what is better than celebrating our 3 Bs – B Corp Brand Besties? There are a lot of great companies out there trying their very best to make this world a better place. A lot of those are part of the B Corp community, just like us, meaning that they’re going the extra mile to protect our environment and their employees.   To celebrate B Corp and our community, we’ve made a little list with our favourite B Corp friends out there in the wild, wild (company) world. If you want to read up on what it stands for, you can find more information on our amazing blog...

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It’s B Corp month! And what is better than celebrating our 3 Bs – B Corp Brand Besties? 

There are a lot of great companies out there trying their very best to make this world a better place. A lot of those are part of the B Corp community, just like us, meaning that they’re going the extra mile to protect our environment and their employees.  
 
To celebrate B Corp and our community, we’ve made a little list with our favourite B Corp friends out there in the wild, wild (company) world. If you want to read up on what it stands for, you can find more information on our amazing blog entry dedicated to B Corp here. 
 
#1: Danone Yogurt 
 
We’ll start with something delicious - our buddies at Danone Yogurt! 

Danone Yogurt, whose brands include Actimel and Activia, became the first UK dairy company to achieve B Corp certification in 2017. They recently recertified with an improved score. This was due to great things like offering all employees unlimited volunteering time, and committing to making all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. We salute you, Danone!  

Also, yogurt is the best. 

 
#2: Toast Ale 

Just like us, Toast Ale is the first in their industry to be a certified B Corp, putting the “B” into Beer. Since launching in 2016, one of Toast Ale’s core values has included environmental responsibility, driving to end food waste once and for all. They mainly do this by brewing craft beer using fresh surplus bread! Genius. On top of this, they’re donating their profits to charities, implementing flexible working opportunities for their employees and even offer paid volunteering days!  

We’re raising our next beer glass to Toast Ale for their amazing work. Cheers! 
 

#3: Little Soap Company 
 
As a trademark core value of B Corp companies, Little Soap Company values the planet and the people over profit.  

The eco-friendly company from the heart of the Cotswold Hills produces organic soaps and skincare products that are 100% vegan, absolutely cruelty free, with only natural ingredients and sustainable palm oil! They’re super passionate about making sure their products have as little impact on the environment as possible, so all their packaging is sustainably sourced!  


 #4: Freestar Beer
 
What do we want? More beer! But this time, alcohol-free, please. 
 
Our friends at Freestar are World Beer Award winners and passionate about creating a better booze-free beer that’s better for the planet. 

This B(eer)-Corp emits an incredible 90% less CO2 than industry average, 80% less water, 80% less energy and creates 70% less waste. Phew.  

Plus, it’s delicious. Win-win (win, win.) 

 
 
#5: Callaly 
 
Revolutionise your period!  

If you’re a person who menstruates, you’re very aware of how much waste your cycle produces. Callaly wants to reinvent period productsso they’re not only better for you, but also better for the world!  

This brilliant B Corp came up with the Tampliner – half tampon, half liner hybrid - which reduces the additional waste arising from the often-needed combination of a tampon and a liner. All products are made from organic cotton, and their packaging is recyclable and biodegradable. In 2018/2019, Callaly also donated 5% of their sales to non-profit organisations, vowing to donate a minimum of 1% every year. On top of that, everyone working for Callaly spends 3% of their time for charities.   

Keep up the awesome work, guys <3  

That’s it, our list of our 5 favourite B Corps. You want to know more? Head over to B Corps official website and search through our great community. And if you want to try out this cheeky little company, you’ll find our products here. 

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The Cheeky Panda is proud to be the first pure secondary share sale campaign to be listed on the Seedrs platform! 
 
After a pandastically successful 2020, we're releasing £2 million of additional equity in order to meet the hugely growing market demand. Seedrs is a private equity crowdfunding platform that...
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The Cheeky Panda is proud to be the first pure secondary share sale campaign to be listed on the Seedrs platform! 
 
After a pandastically successful 2020, we're releasing £2 million of additional equity in order to meet the hugely growing market demand. Seedrs is a private equity crowdfunding platform that...
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March is B Corp Month, so we're going to tell you exactly what it means to be one. No, it doesn't stand for bamboo.
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March is B Corp Month, so we're going to tell you exactly what it means to be one. No, it doesn't stand for bamboo.
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