I know there are many calls on beauty brands at the moment and so many stepped up to the plate during lockdown helping as much as possible. But, it’s one last push, this time for Centrepoint, spearheaded by Josephine Fairley and members of the beauty industry. Usually, we gather to unbox deliveries and pack up bags so that as many of the young women and men have something to open on Christmas Day.
Because we can’t gather this year, the charity is asking brands for kits or sets that could be wrapped by the Centrepoint staff in bundles of 250 (if possible). John Rayman, who has been the main contact for twenty years at Centrepoint has a message.
“’The last 18 months have been difficult for everybody. However, throughout these challenging times most of us have had the comfort and security of our families to help us through. This was not the case for homeless young people living at Centrepoint who were isolated for long periods of time in hostel accommodation. Many were forced to give up their education and most who were working were let go as shops and restaurants closed. The pandemic took its toll on the mental health of young people and many are still receiving counselling from our health team.
Thankfully we appear to over the worst of the crisis, but the legacy remains for homeless young people whose lives were severely disrupted. This Christmas you can show a homeless young person that you do care and that they have not been forgotten. Any donations that you can offer would be greatly appreciated by young people who will be getting very little this Christmas. We know that it is a difficult time for businesses, but any donations would make a big difference to the life of a homeless young person.’
So, if you’re able, you can see how meaningful and appreciated it would be. You can drop me an email at email@example.com or on Instagram @britbeautyblog and I can send the logistics to you.
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What kind of things do they need? I am happy to buy stuff for this.
That’s so kind of you – but they need specifics in large numbers which is why I do a call out to brands. I know if I did a call out to readers they’d be flooded!
Ah got you. Let’s hope they are reading/listening!