1st February 2021
We are extremely proud to have been an official Beauty Bank since 2018, "so what does that mean?" we hear you cry. It all began in 2017 with friends Sali Hughes - beauty columnist at The Guardian and Jo Jones - Beauty PR.
Whilst Sali was filming a report on homelessness she noticed a small box of toiletries under a desk in a homeless shelter that had been brought in by staff and volunteers for people and it struck a chord, she had been discussing this with her friend Jo and they had both been affected by stories of friends who were teachers buying their students personal hygiene items from deodorant to tampons and the startling poverty statistics that faced people in this country. 48 hours later Beauty Banks was born.
As I'm sure you can imagine, Sali and Jo were inundated with donations, and logistics soon became an issue, they decided to draft in the support of beauty salons, and in the blink of an eye there were dedicated "Beauty Bankers" the length and breadth of Britain, collecting donations that go straight to the Trussel Trust food bank. Not long after we signed up to be an official drop off point and deliver regular donations of hygiene and cosmetic products.
If you'd like to bring in a donation please make sure all toiletries are new and unused. There is always a shortage of incontinance pads, sanitary towels, tampons, soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Whilst we're unable to take donations during lockdown, you can donate directly via this link >>>
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