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Boots UK to donate over 200,000 toiletries to NHS and vulnerable people

Thousands of bathroom essentials will be distributed to NHS staff as well as schools and food banks to support the vulnerable. (Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Boots UK (WBA) will donate over 200,000 essential toiletries to NHS hospital workers and charities supporting vulnerable people.

Boots UK has partnered with The Hygiene Bank, a charity tackling hygiene poverty in the uk to support the NHS staff working on the front line in hospitals across the UK during the coronavirus pandemic with a donation of over 200,000 toiletries.

Thousands of essential toiletries will be available, including shower gel, hand cream, and toothpaste to help give NHS workers access to hygiene essentials and vital wash stations between busy shifts.

UK charity FareShare, which fights hunger and food waste by redistributing surplus food to frontline charities, will also utilise its established networks to deliver toiletries to local charities to distribute where they are needed within communities.

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Bathroom essentials will be distributed to schools and food banks to support the vulnerable who are most in need of hygiene essentials during the coronavirus lockdown.

Boots will donate a range of toiletry items from across its product lines, including No7 and Soap & Glory.

Seb James, 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.

“Our partnerships with the Hygiene Bank and FareShare enables us to get thousands of essentials out to those who need them most, both in the NHS and the most vulnerable people in the community.”

Lizzy Hall, founder of The Hygiene Bank said: “Now more than ever, vulnerable people living in poverty will need our support and as well as helping our dedicated NHS workers, 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.”

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Alyson Walsh, commercial director of FareShare said: “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 and to show our support for them.”