Miller Harris have announced that they are donating hand wash, hand lotion and soaps to those most vulnerable in the UK – and are calling for other brands to join in if they can…
If you are a small brand with stock to spare, or know of brands that might be able to get involved, please do share this information with them. Let’s all pull together in this troubling time and make sure the most vulnerable are helped.
In a letter sent to fellow brands, Sarah Rotheram, CEO of Miller Harris says:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
LETS GET SOAP MOVING!
As the apprehension around the COVID-19 virus spreads globally, I felt compelled to write and try to help in any way that we possibly can. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected, our friends in China, Asia and Italy who have been affected for some time, and everyone globally now feeling the shock of the virus.
We do believe that the pause on the world is here for a reason and to remind us we are ‘all one world’ and together is how we will overcome this pandemic. As you all know, I am a huge optimist and there will be a silver lining as the world emerges from this a different place.
We are seeing huge acts of kindness amongst the gloom of the news, and it is these acts of kindness that bring us hope. As a small business we are aware that the next few weeks and months will be a huge challenge for us and all of our staff and partners and we will look to work together through this crisis.
We are partnering with Age UK to address the demand in the most at-risk sector and whilst we await more detailed stats, what we do want to do is urge other businesses who can help, to act now.
As a brand we will be donating our entire stock of hand wash, hand lotion and soaps to those most vulnerable in the UK. Our soaps will leave the warehouse tomorrow to reach the elderly and we are asking other brands to join us. It will be a sin if soap is sat in warehouses rather than reaching people where it can be of some help. The most venerable in our society will be the most affected and the best advice is to wash your hands regularly, so we need to donate what we can and get soap to those in need.
If others join us we can make a much bigger difference.
Our larger beauty colleagues are generously giving to hospitals and assisting governments and often as a small brand we can feel that it is hard to make a difference. Collectively we can have a huge impact.
We are a small brand so have 11,000 units, but I am writing to other small businesses to request if you can join us in making a positive difference to lives. It’s time to give back and I think as a community we can make a difference.
This week we have already donated soaps and shower gels to food banks, as they are also facing shortages of supplies as people stockpile. They need support. Again, I am writing to see if you can possibly spare some soap to these organisations that are caring for those in need in these uncertain times.
Please join me in donating generously, and let’s get the soap moving. If you are able to help please get in contact with Emma, Laurel and SJ via [email protected] who will share logistical information and link you with Age UK.
CEO, Miller Harris