Appeal for sector firms to support The Hygiene Bank

Cleaning and hygiene sector firms are supporting charity The Hygiene Bank – and more industry businesses are being encouraged to give their support.

Research in recent years has highlighted the issue of hygiene poverty by showing, for example, that millions of adults are unable to afford essential hygiene products.

The Hygiene Bank was founded in 2018 to address the issue of hygiene poverty, by directing donations of essential hygiene products to organisations supporting those in poverty.

The charity will accept a range of products such as, for example, shampoo, conditioner, face and body wash, deodorant, laundry detergent, sponges, cloths, household cleaning items, loo roll, tissues, cleaning wipes, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner, polish and sprays.

Former BCC Chair and Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) Master Jim Melvin said: “It is a scandal that hygiene poverty is affecting so many in the UK, including families and children.

“I want to highlight and truly thank the companies that are supporting The Hygiene Bank. When asked they responded immediately and they should be applauded accordingly. They are an example to all and I hope many more businesses in our sector will help.”

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