Who we are
S.T.O.R.M is the brainchild of CEO Marie Hanson. Before S.T.O.R.M began, Marie ran a successful make-up company. Her personal life, however, was a different story. As a victim of domestic violence, a pregnant Marie had to make the difficult decision to flee her home, taking her five young children with her. Friends struggled to help such a large family, so Marie and her children were forced to find a place in a refuge. Unfortunately, Marie’s problems weren’t finished yet. After her eldest daughter revealed that she had been abused by Marie’s ex-partner, Marie and her daughter had to find the strength to go through a long court case, resulting in Marie’s ex-partner receiving a prison sentence of 10 years.
In the following few years, Marie continued with her successful career and in 2004, she was offered a position as a Director of a well-known make-up company based in the USA; a life changing opportunity. Despite this fantastic chance to build a new life for herself and her children, Marie had long been considering how she could help other women in her situation. She decided to forego the opportunity to move to the USA and instead commit herself to helping the many other abused women in her community, and so S.T.O.R.M was born.
Empowering people for a brighter future
Giving people support in times of need
Providing people with education and qualification opportunities
Help develop our community and the people in it