Our Soap Donations to Help the Vulnerable during COVID-19

A huge thank you to each and every one of you who have bought our Soaps because in doing so, you’ve made it possible for us to be able to donate over 30,000 soap bars to those who are vulnerable at this time.

These soaps have been produced in partnership with our manufacturer, Soapworks, the UK’s largest manufacturer of soaps. Lucy Bee provided all of the materials for the soap base, and Soapworks turned these into bars for us, free of charge.

 

The soaps ready to leave the Lucy Bee Warehouse

In response to Lucy’s recent post on Instagram, asking for followers to get in touch with their suggestions in supporting those most vulnerable in the community, we’re really happy that more than 55 different charities across the UK have received our soap donations. These include NHS hospitals, the emergency services and charities including care homes, homeless shelters and food banks. You can see the full list below.

 

We wanted to share with you how some of these are being put to good use:

 

Thank you soooo much for the bars of soap your team have donated to Dorset Police! We are all so pleased, happy, thankful and very grateful. So many people have told me they started bringing in their own soap and often we have none at all! And they had also been using a lot of moisturiser recently on their hands because they were so dry. 
After only using the soap for 3 days colleagues have said how they can tell the difference - our hands are so much more moisturised and nourished, not left feeling dry and cracked. They also lather up amazingly so not much is needed from the bar when washing. 
Take care & stay safe ❤”
From Laura, Dorset Police
 
The soaps have been donated to the London Ambulance Staff and are currently being used in Well Being isolation packs which are being delivered to staff in isolation with suspected/confirmed COVID-19 and or vulnerable to it. They are also being given out to crews on a daily basis when the Well Being team are visiting hospitals to support staff during this time. Thank you, Lucy Bee.” 
From Sophie, London Ambulance Team

 

Thank you to everyone at Lucy Bee, for the kind donation of soaps. In Mansfield we see about 60 - 70 homeless, rough sleeping and newly housed clients every week at our Soup Kitchen at Bridge Street Methodist Church, and across 5 different homeless provisions in Mansfield.
We have been working in partnership with Mansfield District Council, to distribute the soaps to the homeless clients and to other vulnerable families / individuals within the Mansfield District. Each Client for the past 2 weeks has received a take-away pack with their Soup & sandwich, which includes one of your soaps and they have all commented how wonderful it was to receive.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, you have provided immeasurable love and dignity to the clients in this unsettling and troubling time. Remember, Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives."
From Revd John Yarrien, Minister of Bridge Street, Bethel, Farnsfield and Shirebrook Methodist Churches in the Sherwood Forest Circuit
 
Just wanted to send a quick message on behalf of the midwives and support staff at Lister Hospital for your kind donation of all the soap!!! Everyone has helped themselves to one (or two!) and they are helping to keep our hands moisturised after we are constantly washing them, using alcohol gel and wearing gloves! Much love and stay safe
 From Jade, Lister Hospital Maternity, Hertfordshire

 

”On behalf of the women and staff team at the Marylebone Project we can’t thank Lucy Bee enough for their amazing generosity. Receiving your donation of beautiful soaps was a real treat for the 112 vulnerable, homeless women who live in our residential arm, who we have been working hard to support and keep healthy (both physically and mentally) during this time of real uncertainty. In the meantime, stay safe and thank you once again for your kindness and support.”
From Des Scott, Interim CEO The Marylebone Project

 

Thank You For Your Help

With your help, this is the list of those who have received our soaps:

  • AGE UK
  • Beauty Banks Charity
  • Alcohol and Drugs Agency, Tunbridge Wells
  • London Ambulance Service
  • Care Home for the Elderly, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie
  • Purley Park Trust, Purley On Thames, Reading
  • Bristol North West Foodbank, Bristol
  • The Brick, services for those facing homelessness and poverty, Wigan
  • The Bus Shelter, Ipswich, a focus on the homeless, elderly and other vulnerable people
  • Community Dental Team, South Wales, distributing amongst:
      • Princess of Wales Hospital
      • Maesteg Hospital
      • Royal Glamorgan Hospital
      • Angleton Clinic
      • Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda
      • Prince Charles Hospital
      • Ysbyty Cwm Canon
    • Food Bank, Leicester
    • Action for Children, Alexandria Scotland
    • Evelyn Community Store, Deptford, London – food bank
    • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
    • Urgent Response team, Southampton
    • The Hygiene Bank, Harpenden
    • C3 Impact,  Cambridge, offering home deliveries to the elderly and vulnerable
    • The Marylebone Project, women’s homeless day centre
    • ICU at Southmead Hospital,
    • Street Health, nursing programme for the homeless, Mansfield
    • Melody Care a domiciliary care company in Hampshire looking after the elderly and vulnerable
    • NHS CAMHS department, child and adolescent mental health services, East Midlands
    • Charlotte King, Community Police, Gloucestershire
    • Care Home in Yorkshire
    • Torbay Hospital Radio
    • Worcestershire Homeless Appeal
    • Women & Children’s refuge
    • YMCA Milton Keynes
    • Emergency Unit and Major Trauma Centre, South London
    • COVID wards at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton
    • Lister Hospital Maternity Unit, Hertfordshire
    • East and North Herts NHS Trust COVID Appeal
    • Lister Hospital Neonatal Unit, Hertfordshire
    • Dorset Police 
    • Bethlem Royal Hospital 
    • Davers Court and Glastonbury Court - Care UK
    • Llandrindod Wells War Memorial Hospital 
    • Cartrefi Cymru Cooperative Ltd
    • Wear and Durham Dales Affective Team - Community Mental Health Team
    • Derriford Hospital, Plymouth COVID ward
    • Dudley Lodge
    • Northern Case Management, Buxton, Derbyshire
    • Bradford Royal Infirmary 
    • Thorpe Wood Police Station
    • One Love Soup Kitchen, Southend
    • Salisbury Hospital
    • Oasis - Homeless Charity 
    • QMC Nottingham - Adult Intensive Care Unit
    • Southend University Hospital
    • Guys and St Thomas Hospital Trust 
    • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire 
    • King George Hospital - Critical Care Unit
    • Nottingham Road Fire Station
    • Diamond Club for the elderly in isolation
    • Weymouth and Portland Community Mental Health Team 
    • Great Ormond Street Hospital - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (COVID-19 ward)
    • Diamond Club Lewisham 
    • Weymouth and Portland Community Mental health team 
    • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - Anesthetics department 
    • Marsha Phoenix - women's hostel
    • District Nurses West Wales
    • LEAF - Leukaemia Education and Fundraising, Dorset and Hampshire - providing soaps for newly diagnosed patients
    • St Charles Hospital - Shannon Ward

     

    Our thanks to you all,

    Lucy

     

    Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin. 


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