Run almost entirely by volunteers, The Hygiene Bank has over 150 local projects across the UK. They help tackle hygiene poverty through the distribution of personal and household hygiene products to those within our community who can’t afford them.
Julia Westgarth, a 57-year-old mum of 3 joined as volunteer in South West London in November 2019 after spotting a poster in a local café asking for donations of toiletries. Julia wanted something to focus on that would make her feel fulfilled and help her give something back to the community she’d lived in for 35 years. Almost three years on she loves what she does and feels privileged to be part of The Hygiene Bank community.