Coronavirus: Region’s hospital staff in need of shower gel donations
PUBLISHED: 09:22 22 April 2020 | UPDATED: 09:49 22 April 2020
With doctors, nurses and other health workers facing up to COVID-19, frontline hospital staff are taking showers before heading home from their shifts.
But toiletries including shower gel and shampoo are increasingly in short supply, prompting pleas for donations on social media.
Deborah McCloud, from Thetford, was among those to respond and utilised her position as an Avon representative to do her bit.
MORE: Hundreds donate laundry bags for contaminated hospital uniform
“Initially I saw a plea from a nurses at West Suffolk Hospital (WSH), who said it had been wonderful to receive things like Easter eggs, but what they were really desperate for was shower gels,” said Mrs McCloud.
“I thought ‘how can I get my customers involved?’ So I messaged them all asking for donations of £1 and soon I’d raised £325.”
Mrs McCloud placed a huge order of toiletries and has since donated them to West Suffolk and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, as well as fire and ambulance stations in Thetford.
To donate, contact Mrs McCloud by calling 07842233165 or email debmcmail.yahoo.com.
For the latest COVID-19 news, visit the Norfolk Coronavirus Updates Facebook page.
You can also subscribe to our daily coronavirus newsletter, providing all the latest from where you live.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.