Solihull based period-care business Lil-Lets recently partnered with Beauty Banks, a charity that seeks to address hygiene poverty in the UK.
In celebration of this partnership, on 30th November, Lil-Lets staff volunteered at Beauty Banks drop off points and delivered personal hygiene products to those in need.
Lil-Lets will be donating over 10,000 packs of period products to Beauty Banks to help those in need.
Spokesperson for Lil-Lets, Abby Smith, comments: “Lil-Lets purpose is to make a real difference to the lives of people with periods through education, innovation and care. We believe now more than ever that brands have a social and environmental responsibility and in order to live our values, we want to do better, now and in the future. The brilliant work that Beauty Banks do to remove barriers to good hygiene is something that resonates with our vision, and we are proud to be volunteering on 30th November.”
Sali Hughes, Co-Founder of Beauty Banks, adds: “As a charity that is committed to bringing change in the landscape of hygiene poverty we are grateful for Lil-Lets local community distribution support and generous donation. Beauty Banks relies on the kindness of businesses, brands and like-minded people to keep our running costs low and therefore our impact as meaningful as possible.”
Lil-Lets recently announced that they would cease to manufacture all plastic applicator tampons, saving 11 tonnes* of period waste from being thrown away each year. This announcement coincided with the launch of Lil-Lets reusable tampon applicator.
Additionally, Lil-Lets community giving initiatives also include donating period and maternity products to schools, charities and hospitals in the Midlands, including Baby Basics, Baby Aid, Birmingham Airport (for Afghan refugees), Birmingham and Liverpool hospitals – plus food banks across the UK.
Lil-Lets also partners with Brook and PHS to create free puberty education resources and teacher training materials for schools nationwide.
Businesses and volunteers interested in supporting Beauty Banks should get in touch via the Beauty Banks website (https://www.beautybanks.org.uk/)