Margaret Kent, who lives in Dirleton has had the lovely idea of raising funds to purchase handcare products to give to carers in the local community and care homes using a local company, Hoods Honey, who produces natural skincare products using honey and beeswax, and who will also benefit from the purchase of these products at a difficult time for small businesses. The constant hand washing with chemicals necessary at this time for carers can leave their skin feeling sore – so these creams are very soothing.
Margaret describes are fundraising as follows:
“During this Coronavirus Pandemic many dedicated care workers within nursing homes sacrifice their own health to provide care for some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In order to recognise and value the vital work these individuals do on a daily basis I have decided to run 5K everyday for 5 weeks.
“To protect both residents and themselves, care workers use large volumes of hand sanitisers daily, resulting in their skin becoming dry and damaged. To show my gratitude I would like to provide natural hand creams and body wash products to help moisture and heal their skin. I have decided to purchase the gifts from Hoods Honey, a local company in East Lothian, that produces natural skin care products made from honey and beeswax.
“If you could spend just five minutes to make a donation to show your appreciation for our wonderful compassionate care workers I would be very grateful.”