Hygiene Bank: Appeal to donate the most basic items

Panic buying because of the coronavirus lockdown has left charities that distribute hygiene products struggling.

Even before the pandemic they were finding it difficult to meet the rising demand. Now the situation is becoming desperate.

The charity Hygiene Bank was started in 2018. Its founder Lizzy Hall believes everyone has a right to feel clean and dignified and no one should be left struggling to wash their hair, brush their teeth, or have proper sanitary wear. She says she has also seen a reduction in donations.

The food distribution charity Fare Share has offered to help get products to those who need them and after hearing some of the heart-breaking stories one of the country's largest retailers decided to step in with a donation of 200,000 products.

The coronavirus lockdown means more families than ever are in need but everyone agrees they shouldn't have to prioritise food over hygiene. With the help of this campaign they won't have to.

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