Boots to donate 200,000 toiletries to NHS workers and vulnerable people – The Sun

BOOTS will donate 200,000 toiletries to NHS workers fighting coronavirus and vulnerable people across Britain.

The chemist chain has announced their huge effort to make sure the Brits who need help getting bathroom essentials won't go without.

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Boots UK is working with FareShare and The Hygiene Bank to make sure essential hygiene items will be distributed to schools, food banks and NHS workers.

Medical staff exhausted by busy shifts on the COVID-19 frontline will be given hand cream, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel to help them look after themselves.

Charity FareShare already has an extensive network of food banks and local charities where the toiletry kits donated by Boots will be distributed to those that need it the most.

It's part of a huge effort from Boots to give back to Britain and help by giving out the free products.

Managing director of Boots UK said: "Boots has always been a critical partner to the NHS and on behalf of our amazing teams also giving their all right across the country.

"We wanted to show our appreciation for the world-class care the men and women on the frontline of the NHS provides every single day."

Thousands of people will be given access to the donations.

The announcement comes after the soaring number of deaths from coronavirus hit 1,829, with 25,150 confirmed cases.

Hygiene Bank founder Lizzy Hall said: "Now more than ever, vulnerable people living in poverty will need our support.

"We will be using our network to ensure children and people living in poverty in communities across the UK, can get better access to hygiene essentials during this difficult time for our country.”

Commercial director of FareShare added: "We are delighted to be able to mobilise our national charity redistribution network to get this brilliant donation from Boots out to NHS staff and community groups."

NHS staff have been crying out for extra help to ensure they have enough personal protective equipment as they care for the most critically ill coronavirus patients.

Other huge chains have put together similar initiatives.

Morrisons set aside £10 million to give to food banks who are struggling to keep stocks up during the crisis.

Rideshare company Uber has also announced NHS workers will be given free meals and rides via the app.


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