A Northampton most cancers charity has been given its most significant ever donation – £125,000 well worth of wellbeing and natural beauty items.
A lorry-load of cosmetics and toiletries, such as lip balms, lotions, natural vitamins, shampoo, deodorant, bodywash, toothpaste and additional, was shipped to the charity’s warehouse in Kings Heath Industrial Estate and will be put into free gift packs for adult cancer individuals in hospitals throughout the Midlands.
Lorraine Lewis, co-founder of the charity, reported: “We’re astounded by the sheer generosity of Barry, Katy, and the Sol Retail staff, so a great deal so that we’ve even had to use an further warehouse home to temporarily retailer the inventory ahead of our volunteers pack them into our reward baggage.
“That chance meeting 4 a long time back has turned into a excellent company partnership, and we are so extremely grateful to Sol Retail for deciding upon to assistance The Lewis Basis in this way.
“These goods will carry 1000’s extra smiles to folks who could be experience frightened and lonely as they acquire cancer procedure.”
The enterprise house owners initial achieved The Lewis Foundation founders on a tiny grocery store stand in 2018.
Barry extra: “We’ve been following Lorraine and Lee’s journey with genuine fascination. Reading and observing them in the papers and on Tv set, and profitable nationwide awards for the unbelievable get the job done they do has been astounding.
“We’ve hit our possess key milestones as a organization this year too, by turning out to be Amazon’s largest vendors and achieving a £10 million turnover on our tenth birthday, so we required to do anything magnificent to celebrate.
“We have donated solutions just before and also furnished company information to support The Lewis Foundation increase as a charity, but it indicates so significantly to us all to know that this substantial donation will make even extra of a difference.”
Any surplus inventory which are unable to be made use of in The Lewis Foundation’s present packs will be marketed in the charity’s Northampton-dependent pop-up shop or at fundraising events.