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Fabulous’s appeal reaches £1m of donations

The Sun’s Fabulous NHS Care Package campaign has received a milestone £1m in donations from top beauty brands.

Fabulous’s appeal reaches £1m of donations
Staff nurses at University College London Hospital.

More than 60 companies have given tens of thousands of much-needed toiletries for frontline workers, say the publishers.

The Sun launched the campaign in April, alongside We C U 2020, a local initiative started by Fabulous’s former Beauty Editor, Lauren Ezekiel.

Top brands including Dove, Burt’s Bees and Elizabeth Arden have sent in about 200,000 items including 30,000 body moisturisers, 24,000 lip balms and 11,000 hand creams.

Fabulous readers and healthcare workers requested goody bags, sending in hundreds of moving emails, along with pictures of their bruised and dry skin.

Helpforce, a charity supporting volunteering in the NHS has also been identifying hospital trusts most in need and UPS is dispatching the parcels to those on the frontline.

More than 20,000 packages have been delivered to NHS staff from the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Wight.

Rachel Shields, Assistant Editor, The Sun (Fabulous) said: “We asked and generous beauty brands offered up their goodies in spades. I can only thank you for helping us to treat our NHS staff working in such difficult conditions.”

Brands who have donated include: 7th Heaven, Alpha-H, Argentum Apothecary, Baylis & Harding, Bioré, Bondi Sands, British Airways, Bubu Skincare, Bulldog, Burt’s Bees, Cetraben, Coco & Eve, Coty, Crabtree & Evelyn, Curaprox, Dermalogica, Dove, Dr Hauschka, Dr Pawpaw, Egyptian Magic, Elizabeth Arden, Emma Hardie, EOS, Essence, Floral Street, Fudge Professional, Guava & Gold, Hask, Hawaiian Tropic, Impulse, Institut Esthederm, John Frieda, Kate Somerville, Lacura, Latest In Beauty, L’Occitane, Lynx, MegRhythm, Mitchum, Molton Brown, Monat, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Neom, Nessa Organic, Nspa, Nursem, OGX, Ouai, Palmer’s, Percy & Reed, Philosophy, Polished London, Proto-col, Ren, Salcura, Tan Luxe, Ted Baker, Toni & Guy, Tracie Giles, Wilkinson Sword, XO Balm.