Following last night’s second round of claps for carers fighting against coronavirus, a beauty retailer has decided to donate hundreds of thousands of items to NHS staff.
The Body Shop, which has temporarily closed its stores in the UK, has just announced that it will be sending over 225,000 products to hospitals across the country – all of which are completely free.
This will include a variety of skin and body care products from the company’s collections, such as face masks, shea body scrubs, soap, body lotion and sweet-smelling items from the strawberry range.
These will be dropped off at hospitals such as Great Ormond Street, Guy’s, King’s College (five sites), Brighton’s and Manchester’s children’s hospitals and seven other locations.
Ambulance workers from the South East Cost Ambulance Service will also receive some goodies.
In addition, to ensure that NHS workers and volunteers can keep their hands clean and moisturised, the beauty retailer will also distribute 100,000 bars of soap and 100,000 hand creams to temporary hospitals over the next few days.
They will start with the NHS Nightingale at London’s ExCel centre, which opened earlier today.
‘This is our way of thanking the NHS workers on the frontline, risking their lives to save ours to help protect the communities we live in,’ said Linda Campbell, managing director of The Body Shop UK.
‘Critical care teams have been working long shifts, with very little downtime, pretty much living on site.
‘We hope that by donating self-care treats to hospitals across the country, we can bring a few moments of respite.’
In other positive news, 28,000 people have signed up to ‘adopt a grandparent’ and do live chats with elderly people in care homes.
These are tough times, but there is also a lot of kindness happening – and we love to see it.
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