April - May Mag Issue 25 Paperturn - Page 24

Beauty Banks is a small grassroots
charity that exists to support
those living in Hygiene Poverty in
the UK - families and individuals
who can’t afford to be clean. Jo
Jones at Beauty Banks said “We
send charities likes Foodbanks,
homeless shelters, refuges and also
schools and NHS trusts personal
care and hygiene products like
shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste
and body wash so no-one has to
suffer the indignity of being unclean.
keep us all safe and well.
Pre-Covid-19 1-in-5 people in the
UK were living in poverty - a third of
those were children. We anticipate
post-Covid-19 these figures will
swell dramatically as more people
are pushed into poverty - a trap
that’s often impossible to escape
Lynn, at Recovery World said “Due
to the lockdown much of our van
fleet was sitting gathering dust, so it
was nice to be in a position to help.
I understand from Jo at the charity,
the vehicle has been a real life
saver for them, which is great news.
Until the van hire picks up, we are
happy for the vehicle to be used for
such a good cause.”
During the outbreak we have
worked overtime to service our
existing charity partners and
their increasing need for support.
We have also been supporting
frontline health and care workers
at hospitals, care homes and those
working in the community via our
#hellyesnhs campaign where we
send products to doctors, nurses,
carers who are working tirelessly to
We are so very grateful to Lynn and
her team at Recovery World who
answered our prayer for a van on
BBC LONDON radio. Thanks to
these guys we have been able to
reach hundreds of NHS staff with
our donations. We are a self-funded
charity who run on a tiny shoestring so having access to a vehicle
& insurance free-of-charge all this
time has been a God-send to us.”
Benevolent Fund
Supporting the Whole Recovery Industry Since 1989
Helping fellow recovery
operators in their time of
Not just available to AVRO
First aid financial & trauma
Bereavement & serious
illness counselling
No one should feel alone at a
time of need
*Donations always welcome
Supporting the whole Recovery
Industry since 1989
Tel: 01676 540636
Email: eric@fillongleygarage.com


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