The Pavers Foundation, the charitable initiative of the UK’s first carbon neutral major footwear retailer Pavers Shoes, has recently donated £500 to the Hygiene Bank, Medway Branch, following a grant application from Sandra Relph, Sales Advisor at Pavers Chatham.
Sandra Applied through the Pavers Foundation’s employee grant scheme, enabling colleagues in the business to apply for donations to benefit charities and causes which make a difference in the 3 key areas of the Foundation’s philanthropic strategy: Health, Education and Community. Sandra decided to apply for grant funding to help a friend of hers, Emma Thomas who works so hard to maintain the hygiene bank for members of their local community.
Sandra said “I applied for a donation to help my friend Emma's work in providing and distributing much needed personal care items that most of us take for granted Emma runs THB largely on her own, with minimal help from volunteers and stores.”
Emma explained the impact that the donation will have on the charity: “At THB Medway our mission is to bring the local community together to tackle the social injustice of hygiene poverty by providing essential products to those of us locked in poverty. As a self-funded project, the generous donation and support from the Pavers Foundation will be invaluable in enabling me to grow the project further and cope with the increased demand for our services from our community and school partners across Medway and I really cannot thank you enough. Thanks again to Sandra and everyone at Pavers for the donation, I cannot tell you how proud it makes me feel to know you can see the merit in what we are doing and want to support us.”
The Pavers Foundation is delighted to support the Hygiene Bank, Medway Branch along with hundreds of other causes across the UK and beyond each year. Since launching in 2018 the Foundation is proud to have reached its £1million milestone of charitable giving.