Farmologie, the adult skincare brand from personal care company Child’s Farm, has donated £750,000 of hand cream as a thanks to NHS hospital staff.
Farmologie’s biggest in-kind donation yet comes in response to huge demand from healthcare workers, who are suffering from dried-out hands as a result of over-washing.
A survey carried out by NursingNotes and Nursem revealed that nursing staff are washing their hands around 81 times a day, compared to 38 times a day before the pandemic. 90% of respondents also said they had seen a worsening in the condition of their hands since the start of COVID.
The hand creams, which form part of Farmologies’ pink grapefruit range for adults, are being distributed to over 30 NHS hospitals and trusts across the country at a time of alarming need. This follows its donation of £115,000 of hand creams in 2020.
Joanna Jensen, founder and executive chairman of Childs Farm, says: “At the start of the pandemic, we saw a huge number of businesses step up for their community and thank our healthcare workers for their tireless work. While this health crisis worsens through the winter, the business community must keep up this momentum. As a skincare company, we are proud to help in the way we know best – by ensuring our amazing healthcare workers are keeping themselves safe and healthy during such a busy time.”
Grace Dunsmore from the Poole Enhanced Care Team (one of the hospitals receiving donations) adds: "We are delighted that Childs Farm is continuing to provide hand creams throughout a tough winter, as so many of our staff are ending shifts with dried-out hands from hand-washing. We've been so grateful for the support of so many people in the community throughout this pandemic."