Manchester-based PZ Cussons, a leading international consumer products group, announces that as part of its COVID-19 support programme, it will donate 500,000 bottles of Carex Hand Wash and Hand Sanitiser gel products to charities, vulnerable community support groups and NHS key workers across the UK.
The donation will see bottles of Carex’s essential antibacterial products given to a variety of charities and trusts including the following:
- Over 350,000 to In Kind Direct to support a network of thousands of charities and NHS key workers across the UK
- 30,000 directly to Age UK
- 15,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support
- 5,000 to schools and nurseries in Manchester via City in the Community
- Weekly donations to Manchester Foundation Trust Charity to support over 20,000 care packages for NHS workers across Greater Manchester and Trafford
In addition, PZ Cussons will continue to donate thousands of bottles to local charities including Seashell Trust, as well as UK-wide NHS trusts, the Nightingale hospitals and key workers such as the Manchester Fire Service.
Ian Henderson, global head of brand, Carex commented: “These are extremely challenging times for many people, and we are absolutely committed to supporting those in need. Everyone at Carex and PZ Cussons wants to help in any way they can and as a manufacturer of essential products that help stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s our obligation to ensure they get to those that need them the most.
We are working tirelessly to support a variety of incredible charities, community and key worker support groups with their UK-wide efforts.”
Rosanne Gray, CEO of In Kind Direct commented: “We want to thank PZ Cussons for helping us to support thousands of incredible charities across the UK that have been in desperate need of the essential products to help in the fight against COVID-19. We and the charities are hugely grateful for their ongoing support, which continues to make a real difference in these difficult times.”
Julie Neville, Charity Patron of Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, commented: “Thank you so much to the whole PZ Cussons team who have been absolutely amazing. I know that the NHS staff and the patients that they are able to care for will be eternally grateful to yourselves and the other companies who have supported this care package appeal.”