Wilder Coe raises over £1,400 to tackle hygiene poverty

The Hygiene Bank

Wilder Coe raises over £1,400 to tackle hygiene poverty

Can you imagine washing your hair, body and clothes in the same washing up liquid used for dishes?

Many of us have access to everyday hygiene, sanitary and grooming products. We can bathe each morning, wear freshly cleaned clothes and can brush our teeth twice a day.

Although, for many, these are restricted options as they choose to heat their homes or pay rent over being clean.

Over 14million people in the UK live in poverty. Two-thirds of those living in poverty work.

According to the Trussell Trust, long before people resort to food banks for help, they stop buying toiletries.

April was a busy month for the Wilder Coe team as we worked tirelessly to help raise awareness around the hygiene poverty crisis in the UK.

Manjit Takhar, a senior accountant in our Stevenage office, introduced The Hygiene Bank after volunteering with them last year. After collecting generous bundles of hygiene products from the local community, passing these onto not-for-profit organisations to help vulnerable individuals through homeless shelters, food banks and youth trusts. Their hard work benefits many grassroots initiatives throughout the UK, tackling a wide range of issues.

“We can make such a big difference to people by providing simple sanitation items that we often take for granted.”

Walking high and low, through beautiful country landscapes and bustling town centres, we moved mountains and rivers to cover 2,021 miles supporting the charity to raise awareness around the hygiene poverty crisis.

Our initial goal was to raise £500. We exceeded our targets by 282% and raised £1,410 in donations. In total, we walked over 2,400 miles, with several team members contributing over 100miles each.

We appreciate the support we have received throughout the month, either by joining us on our walks and through donations to The Hygiene Bank.

Wilder Coe aims to improve and inspire relationships with the local community. Our Sustainability Champions encourage and promote CSR activities within the firm. If you would like to find out what we are doing, work with our initiatives or host a session with our teams, then get in touch.

Natasha Webb