Brands, big and small, are rallying together to help out during this time of crisis. Read on to see how some brands are doing everything they can to support the coronavirus pandemic.
Coconut legends, Lucy Bee, have donated 30,000 natural soap bars to charities in need across the UK. 35 charities from emergency services, care homes, homeless shelters and food banks will receive the soap bars, helping to support those on the front line and the most vulnerable.
As getting access to period supplies continues to be a struggle during this pandemic, leading cycles brand Ohne has just announced two new initiatives – free tampons for all NHS workers and a 50% discount on a three months subscription for those self-isolating.
To help NHS staff working on the front line, retail giant, John Lewis, are donating things like pillows, phone chargers and eye masks, as well as thousands of Easter, treats to hospitals.
Skincare brand, Oskia, are in the process of formulating hand sanitisers, sprays and soaps, putting all other product manufacturing on hold. They plan to distribute these new products to care homes and where needed before going to market on a non-profit basis.
Fitness influencer, Joe Wicks, started streaming his #PEwithJoe to help entertain kids, families (and even adults) across the globe. It’s been such a phenomenal success, he recently announced that due to a huge increase in YouTube advertising profits, he’s, from now on, going to be donating 100% of the money to the NHS and those in need.
If you work for the NHS, Pret is offering free hot drinks and 50% off any food purchased to help support those working on the front line.
Fashion and lifestyle giant, LVMH (parent company of brands like Dior and Louis Vuitton) announced recently they would halt production of perfume to focus on creating hand disinfectant which they plan to distribute to hospitals free of charge.
Stamford Bridge Hotel, owned by Chelsea FC have decided to loan rooms to NHS workers who might need to self-isolate to protect themselves and their families.
It’s been announced that UCL and Mercedes F1 have together developed a breathing aid for coronavirus sufferers that helps transport oxygen to the lungs reducing the need for a ventilator. 40 have already been given to hospitals in London.
Dr Paw Paw
Recognised globally for their multi-use balms, Dr Paw Paw is giving all NHS workers two of their balms to help keep dry skin at bay.
To keep the NHS doing what it does best, Uber has pledged to provide 200,000 free rides to and from work for all NHS staff with an NHS email address.
Deliveroo has announced that they will deliver 500,000 free meals to the NHS, providing workers and carers with the fuel they need to carry out their life-saving work during the coronavirus pandemic.
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