The Hygiene Bank – Denca’s nominated charity for 2023

The hygiene bank is Denca's nominated charity for 2023

The financial challenges of living in the UK today are on the rise. The team at Denca is keen to make a contribution to support people and families who are finding things particularly difficult just now.

We recently came across ‘The Hygiene Bank’ and quickly recognised the value of the work done by this charity and the parallels we can draw with our own ethos of delivering practical and imaginative solutions to problems. 

What is The Hygiene Bank?

The charity is the brainchild of Lizzy Hall. She realised that alongside the well-established Food Banks, supporting people with affordable food, there was another challenge faced by the same families which simply wasn’t being addressed: hygiene poverty.

Hygiene is about well being, self confidence and dignity. We believe no one should be left struggling to wash their hair, brush their teeth, change their baby’s nappy as often as needed or not afford period protection because of low wages, high housing costs, benefit cuts, illness or bereavement. The Hygiene Bank gives those who are struggling to get by access to these basic hygiene and personal care essentials.'Lizzy Hall, Founder'

In 2018, Lizzy opened a space for contributors to make bulk donations of hygiene products. Volunteers then sort these items before delivery to key community leaders.

We have decided to make The Hygiene Bank our nominated charity for 2023. Although Denca can’t fix things for everyone, we can extend a helping hand to those in our own communities. 

To get the ball rolling, we are making an initial donation to The Hygiene Bank. We have also set the challenge to everyone at Denca to collect as many hygiene items as possible. We will deliver these to our local collection point for distribution in time for Christmas.

Denca is planning further fundraising activities and support through 2023. If you would like to find out more, visit the Hygiene Bank website.

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