Rob and Paul Forkan certainly couldn’t have predicted where their lives would take them. In 2004, they were on a family trip in Sri Lanka when their parents, Kevin (54) and Sandra (40) died while saving their younger siblings from a tsunami. Rob was 17 at the time, while Paul was 15 and they wanted to help others to rebuild their lives as they had.
They started making flip flops out of their home and used some of their profits to open a children’s home. In 2012, they founded Gandys clothing and accessories and then in 2014 they set up their first Orphans for Orphans children’s home in Matugama, Sri Lanka. Last year they opened shops in London, Cornwall and Tunbridge Wells and they have plans for two more stores in 2017.