38 Degrees

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38 Degrees is a British not-for-profit political-activism organisation. It is one of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities, with millions of members. "Every day we campaign (and win) together on the issues that matter." Here are 7 big things that make this community special:[1]

  • It’s members set the agenda.
  • Using new technology and campaigning techniques, together we build nimble collective action on a national scale.
  • Everyone can create petitions, organise meetings, and win campaigns on the issues close to their hearts.
  • Through the power of the internet, members link up, discuss and vote to decide which issues we campaign on together.
  • We are driven by issues and outcomes, and judge all politicians by the same standards regardless of what party they belong to.
  • We are part of a global movement, like MoveOn in the USA, GetUp in Australia and Avaaz around the world.
  • We win. A lot.

38 Degrees takes its name from "the angle at which snowflakes come together to form an avalanche — together, we're unstoppable".


We never take money from political parties, govt or big business, and we never will. Our campaigns are powered by small donations from thousands of members all over the UK. Donations Policy and Accounts

After Anita RoddickWikipedia-W.svg's death, her husband, Gordon Roddick, helped found 38 Degrees in her memory, explaining, "I knew what would make Anita really laugh would be to cause a lot of trouble."ref, ref


  • May.13.2018: Where are they now? Changing fortunes of the class of ’89: Robert Maxwell, Anita Roddick and Asil Nadir. The Body Shop remains a staple of the British high street. Roddick opened the first outlet in Brighton in 1976 — confusingly next to two funeral parlours — and bankrolled it with her £4,000 overdraft. The business took off and when the now Dame Anita and her husband, Gordon, sold it to L’Oréal in 2006, they netted £117.5m. “I don’t want to die rich. Money does not mean anything to me,” she once said, so it was no surprise following her sudden death in 2007 from a brain haemorrhage that she left her entire £51m estate to charity. Gordon has since made hefty donations to their Roddick Foundation, which still gives away about £1m a year. He last appeared in the Scottish Rich List, valued at £50m, in 2011. The Sunday Times. See also Anita Roddick § Charity workWikipedia-W.svg - her husband Gordon founded 38 Degrees in her memory.