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Hygiene Poverty

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What is hygiene poverty? 

Hygiene poverty is not being able to afford everyday personal hygiene products many of us take for granted. This can lead to a negative impact on people's physical and mental health, as well as their social and economic well-being.

We are delighted to introduce our new appeal ‘Hygiene poverty: donation station,’ an initiative that is very important to us. We will be collecting essential hygiene products for YMCA, Sebby's Corner, SAHWR, and Comfort Cases UK to make a meaningful impact on the local community.

Donations of hygiene products can be dropped off at our donation station on the upper mall, near Apple.

Every contribution is valued and will go a long way in supporting people and families in need in Watford and the surrounding areas. We thank you in advance for your generosity; your support can make a significant difference in providing essential items to those facing these challenges.

We’re collecting:

Toiletries: Deodorant, Toilet paper, Shower gel, Shaving gel, Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Hand wipes.

Household items: Laundry detergent & powder, Washing up liquid.

Feminine products: Sanitary towels, tampons.

Baby supplies: Nappies, Baby wipes, Baby food.

Here is a bit about the Charities and the families we are supporting :

YMCA is committed to creating fairness and opportunity, recognising the essential building blocks for a fulfilling life: a secure home, acceptance, guidance, friendship, physical and mental health, academic support, employment skills, and access to real opportunities. These foundational elements pave the way for a fresh start and a better quality of life, benefiting both young individuals and the community at large.


Sebby's Corner extends support to families facing various challenges, including poverty, temporary housing, domestic abuse, refugee situations, asylum seekers, and survivors of human trafficking. Through donations and fundraising, they provide essential items like clothing, nappies, and toiletries, catering to the unique needs of each family. Their core belief is that every child deserves the essentials for thriving.


SAHWR offers private refuges, providing individuals with temporary rest and protection from attack and persecution. Additionally, the charity extends outreach services to victims within the community, ensuring a comprehensive approach to support.


Comfort Cases UK focuses on bringing hope and dignity to children transitioning into emergency care and navigating the foster care system in the UK. By discontinuing harmful practices and offering new backpacks filled with personalised items, they communicate love and value, instilling a sense of belonging in these children's lives.



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