16 December 2019
Every year in December Spire London East Hospital supports a special charity. Last year we collected donations for our local food bank and our staff went above and beyond. We had a phenomenal turnout and the food bank was so grateful of our donations when the team delivered them.
What we’ve learnt from last year though was that food banks at Christmas are usually overwhelmed with generous donations, so for this year’s Christmas appeal we‘ve decided to do something slightly different and asked our staff to donate to ‘The Hygiene Bank’ instead.
The Hygiene Bank is a movement of people who believe being clean is not a privilege or a luxury. Their network of hygiene banks exist to support people in crisis and those struggling on low income, while at the same time working to inspire social change.
‘Hygiene Poverty’ and ‘Period Poverty’ are identified as a hidden crisis in the UK. Buying the basics like sanitary protection, shampoo, toothpaste or deodorant when we need them is something most of us take for granted. For many on a low-income however, especially those who rely on food banks, these essential products have become out of reach luxuries.
Moved by ‘The Hygiene Bank’ story, staff at Spire London East Hospital contributed an overwhelming amount of donations. We would like to thank all of them for their generosity!
We would also like to invite our patients and wider public to visit this great charity’s website and find out more about their mission and how you can help and make a positive difference in someone’s life today.
The Hygiene Bank’s website: https://thehygienebank.com/