Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you will know that we are celebrating our 10 year Anniversary this year and as part of the fun we have a fabulous Birthday Party in store on Sunday 10th May. As just part of the celebrations we will be hosting a charity raffle with prizes from all your favourite fantastic local businesses, in aid of The Gandys’ ‘Orphans for Orphans foundation.’
Read all about the touching story of how the Gandy’s Foundation came about and the great work the brand is doing…..Gandys is a unique footwear brand which has been created by brothers Rob & Paul, who had a bohemian upbringing, travelling and volunteering all over the world. The brothers wanted to create something unique, driven by their personal passion after the tragic loss of their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami. Rob & Paul founded Gandys with the vision to fund their charitable foundation; ‘Orphans for Orphans’ supporting children in need.The long term goal has become a reality as Gandys first Kids Campus has opened in Sri Lanka which will hopefully see other children that may have been deprived reach of their own dreams too. The brothers use Gandys to express their vibrant upbringing and often use the different cultures they experienced as inspiration for design along with collaborating with some of the most prestigious high end fashion retailers & designers across the world. Many have been intrigued by the brother’s journey and all that they represent, so they recently shared their story from survival to success with the publication of their first book, giving an insight into the values and visions that led to the creation of Gandys and the Orphans for Orphans movement.Gandys First Kids Campus
It has always been the vision of Brothers Rob & Paul to be able to open their first Children’s Home for the 10th Anniversary of the Tsunami and now this vision has come to life. It will essentially help around 400 people and run by the local community as well as being built by the local builders. It will offer medication, education, nutrition and a safe place to be. As well as offering care and wanting to take their education to another level. The guys returned to see the progress of the Home at Christmas and ITV followed them with it broadcasting across National news.