‘Hygiene poverty had never occurred to me until I watched the film, I, Daniel Blake, where someone is caught shoplifting tampons, razors and deodorant. I asked family and friends for donations – and two collection boxes and an Instagram page later, The Hygiene Bank was born.’
‘The charity’s success is all about the power of communities. Anyone can set one up, then a network of volunteers encourages people to donate products such as shampoo to be sorted and distributed to charities such as food banks.’
‘We’re launching National Hygiene Week on 14-20 September, and growing our reach into schools, so kids don’t miss out on classes due to hygiene poverty.’
Lizzy won our Wellness Warrior category at the 2019 Women Of The Year Awards. ‘It was amazing and gave me an even bigger platform to spread the word about hygiene poverty,’ she said. So, if you know someone doing something noteworthy in the healthand wellness space, nominate them for this year’s award at bootshealthandbeauty.com/wellnesswarrior2020entry*.