Procter & Gamble donation

Company donates £7,000 of products to county's vulnerable

Multinational consumer goods company Procter and Gamble (P&G) has donated more than £7,000 worth of products to help vulnerable and at risk residents in Northumberland.

The company, which has a base in Newcastle, have kindly donated nappies and toiletries including shampoo and sanitary products to Northumberland County Council to be distributed to those most affected by the Covid19 pandemic.

The kind donation also included 300 boxes of laundry pods as well as a large quantity of hand sanitiser, baby wipes and washing up liquid.

The council has been working with communities throughout the pandemic through its Northumberland Communities Together project and the products have been distributed via the council’s community shielding hub which was set up at Blyth Sports Centre.

Cllr Cath Homer, cabinet member for the community and voluntary sector, said: “This tremendously generous donation by P&G has been a real lifeline for those in our community who have found themselves severely affected by Covid19.

“Basic cleaning and personal hygiene products as well as baby products should not be things that people have to worry about but we are well aware that during this crisis people have been struggling both financially but also due to restrictions of movement. To have that pressure and worry taken away through this donation has meant a great deal to our communities and we are incredibly thankful to P&G for their support.”

Gill Hardy, P&G said: “We recognised that during this incredibly difficult time communities needed direct support. As a company we wanted to be able to help with that by donating our products to those communities most in need.

“The relationship we have formed with Northumberland County Council has been very rewarding and to know that we have played our part in supporting residents through this crisis has been extremely heart-warming and we will continue to do what we can to help.”

For more information on Northumberland Communities Together or if you know anyone who needs help please email northumberlandcommunitiestogether@northumberland.gov.uk, or call 01670 620015 between 9am to 6pm, seven days a week.
 
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