Media response to our #RightToBeClean campaign

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Can your company help us tackle family hygiene poverty?

21/06/2018

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have had for our #RightToBeClean campaign this week so thank you to everyone who took the time to contact us.

Our campaign caught the attention of every media outlet and sparked one of the biggest charity conversations on social media that week. We've heard so many more accounts of people going through the heartache of not being able to provide for their children, it's made us realise how much more there is to do...

If you work for a business that could provide us with surplus products please do get in touch. We particularly need hygiene and laundry products. These products will make a huge difference to the lives of a great many people. Please do get in touch with our donations team by email or call us on 0300 30 20 200

Below we've captured just some of the coverage we received on 19-21 June 2018.

Please support our campaign on social media, using the hashtag #RightToBeClean !

National Press

The Guardian | 19 June 2018 | "Primary school children are arriving for their lessons unwashed and in dirty clothes because their parents cannot afford to buy washing powder, soap or shampoo, according to a survey by a UK charity..." Read more...

The Huffington Post UK | 19 June 2018 | "A growing symptom of deprivation is leading primary school teachers to dip into their own pockets to help give pupils clean clothes, shower gel and deodorant...." Read more...

The Independent | 19 June 2018 | "One in three teachers are providing pupils with basic hygiene products such as toothpaste and soap amid soaring child poverty rates, a new study shows..." Read more...

The Times Education Supplement | 19 June 2018 | "Half of British primary school teachers are helping pupils from cash-strapped families every week with essential items like soap, shampoo and washing powder to stay clean, according to a poll on "hygiene poverty."..." Read more...

ITV News | 20 June 2018 | "A primary school is to consider buying a washing machine to cater for pupils whose parents cannot afford to clean their children’s clothes"..." Read more...

The Mirror | 19 June 2018 | "Half of primary school teachers are giving out soap, washing powder and shampoo weekly to pupils from hard-up households, figures show..." Read more...

The Daily Mail | 20 June 2018 | "A primary school is to consider buying a washing machine to cater for pupils whose parents cannot afford to clean their children’s clothes"..." Read more...

The Metro | 20 June 2018 | "A primary school is considering providing a washing machine for parents as so many pupils are turning up to school with ‘hygiene issues’ because they can’t afford one"..." Read more...

TV and Radio

Sky News Business
BBC Radio 4
ITV Regions cover Hygiene Poverty
Channel 5 News cover hygiene poverty