The Body Shop's New Tune

Posted on January 9, 2013 @ 09:18 am

As a sponsor of the UK charity Teenage Cancer Trust, which helps improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, The Body Shop is getting into the music business. The retailer launched a charity single yesterday, "Beauty with Heart."

"Beauty with Heart" was written and performed by British singer/songwriter Leddra Chapman, to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust. Chapman is featured in the song's artwork, shown, courtesy of, where the song is available for download.

The Body Shop will also be hosting makeup workshops at the Teenage Cancer Trust's specialist cancer units, which are located across the UK.

"There are strong parallels between our two organizations," said Simon Davies, CEO, Teenage Cancer Trust. "Cancer and cancer treatment can impact appearance in many difficult ways, including losing hair, dramatically changing weight, scarring, problems with sight or balance or even losing limbs. We know how hard these issues are for young people to cope with. Our vision is a future where young people's lives don't stop because they have cancer, and we want every young person with cancer to have access to our specialist care no matter where they live. The Body Shop's support will be a powerful force for helping us achieve this."