Rachel Stevens from S club 7 fame, was a celebrity guest on last Saturday’s, Saturday Kitchen, with James Martin. She was wearing a deep yellow tunic top with three quarter length sleeves and a boat neck cut neckline. Her hair was brown as usual but she was sporting the ‘in trend’ dip die style. She had a dark top length and small lighter ends that flicked out at the sides of her face. The modern style of hair really updated her look, therefore she didn’t need any other accessories. Her make-up was simple but effective and she had clashing bright orange nails which also made her over all look a bit more edgy than her usual ‘girl next door’ look.
She was as eloquent as ever, while taking part in the culinary tasks of the show. She was there to highlight the Water Aid campaign that she is currently ambassador for. The premise of the campaign is to buy Water Aid’s own water made by a company called Belu, then Belu gives 100% of its profits to WaterAid. Rachel has worked with them to create a limited edition wrap for its pack of six bottles, which has been stocked exclusively in Sainsbury’s from World Water Day which was Friday 22 March. These limited edition packs will be available in-store and online until September and have introductory prices of £2.99 for six 1.5 litre bottles and £1.75 for six 500ml bottles.
She took to Twitter after the show saying:
‘So many lovely messages! Too many to reply to but really appreciate your support and to summarise yes poor knife skills must try harder xx’
Water Aid UK is important in Rachel’s life, and with them she visited one of the poorest rural areas of Ethiopia. She visited schools, family homes, local businesses and water sources to understand the issues the people face in getting access to safe water and sanitation. She saw for herself the difference that WaterAid brings to people’s lives.
Rachel said, “It was incredibly humbling to see how people carve out an existence, living in such poverty. I was welcomed so warmly by everyone I met, sharing their experiences and issues, many of them heart breaking, and all of them hopeful for change. Without WaterAid’s help, people have no choice but to give their families and children dirty water, fully aware of the risk of illness or even death and sadly, the situation is widespread. Seeing people live in fear like that, looking into their eyes and feeling their despair is something I won’t ever forget.”
Not only does Rachel support WaterAid UK but she also supports The Great Initiative, Gender Rights and Equality Action Trust. Their slogan is, ‘Making Women Matter‘ (I like them already!) Stevens helped advertise their Great Boodles Bangles which they are selling to raise money for their Grassroots Initiatives project. Boodles are kindly giving 100% of the profits to the charity! The bracelets described as being ‘elegantly powerful bangles that perfectly capture the strength and beauty of empowered women the world over.’ Click here for more information.
She is also backing the Cure Cancer bracelet campaign as seen below with Amy Childs.
So all-in-all Stevens is a very busy lady, what with all this charity work, her regular commitments and also being the model for ‘Next Petites’ clothing range. Read her Next blog on ‘ How to shop for petites’ here and follow Rachel on Twitter to keep up to date with her life! @MsRachelStevens