GoodWash Company shows true colours by supporting NHS
The GoodWash Company have been supporting the NHS and local communities through their own donations and launched an innovative ‘Diolch Bar’ for local key workers.
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The GoodWash Company were quick to respond in practical ways to the coronavirus crisis by demonstrating practical support for NHS staff. The luxury wash brand, and social enterprise, distributed 4000 emergency wash packages to every NHS Trusts across Wales; to the homelessness charity Llamau, to local foodbanks, and to London hospitals such as King’s College Hospital and The Royal Free in London.
Working with their partners Royal Mail and Parcelforce, the packs were sent out during the last week of March, through to the start of April, and contained a variety of travel sized shampoos and soaps. The company is also responding to requests for help from other emergency services and from RNLI.
Thank you🖐🏽🌱…. Every time you chose to have a goodwash this week you directly supported us to donate over 3800 wash packages to every #nhstrust in Wales over the past 8 days #diolchbar #soap #handwash #onewashatatime https://t.co/ALguyOfM8h pic.twitter.com/wyWpaboaVU
— TheGoodwashCompany™ (@TheGoodwashCo) April 4, 2020
The team have also launched a ‘Thank You/Diolch Bar’ for every purchase of a soap bar they will send customer’s a complimentary ‘ration bar’ for them to give to another member of the community as a thank you. To make this extra personalised they have even left a space on the label for customers to add someone’s name. This could be an NHS worker, neighbour, vulnerable person, emergency worker, family, or even local shop owner who is staying open to support their local community. Alternatively, if customers wish to donate their bar it can be sent to their local NHS or food bank.
Everytime you purchase a soap bar #sebonda we will send you a Diolch bar to give to a local hero or neighbour or loved one #staysafe #naturalsoap *we can also donate your bar to your local foodbank or #NHS #SocEnt #covid19UK https://t.co/HxMHOB4agE pic.twitter.com/vG4LjyzS4Q
— TheGoodwashCompany™ (@TheGoodwashCo) March 26, 2020
— Bob/Barb Johnson (@bj13johnson1) April 19, 2020
The company has put in social distancing measures for their core staff team and are adhering to government guidelines, and health and safety measures, for working. By keeping online sales going the company can maintain their good work of making donations to the NHS and supporting communities through their ‘buy one give one’ bars.
This approach is not a new direction for the GoodWash team as they have been supporting a variety of good causes in this way since their inception. Co-founder Mandy Powell said, “In terms of social impact we are an agile company, and this is the right thing to do at this time. We have always donated surplus profits and have the ability to work with different projects across Wales.”
Mandy added, “We source our products locally and sustainably, which makes it easier for us to continue supporting good causes at this time. Our products are certified vegan, allergen free, and approved for people with sensitive skin.”
The GoodWash Company founders Mandy Powell (left) and Kelly Davies (right).
(Image: Alex Sedgmond Photography)
There has already been an encouraging movement of businesses and organisations such as buying gift bars for their staff as a practical way to support the NHS and communities.
One recent comment about how businesses are responding during these difficult times is appropriate in this situation: “Nothing reveals character like a crisis. As corona spreads, companies reveal their true colours. Some seem rotten to the core. Others show tenderness, love, and care.”
You can find out the more about the ‘Thank You/Diolch Bar here and you can also follow the work of the GoodWash Company on Twitter @WashDoGood
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