The GoodWash Company and The Gower Gin Company, who have both been prolific in their support during the Coronavirus pandemic, have come together to maintain and maximise their donations to the NHS and key workers over the coming weeks.

Today they are launching the ‘Diolch Box’ with 100% of proceeds being re-invested to enable GoodWash and Gower Gin to continue their donations to those who need it. The gift box, priced at £25, will contain a 200ml bottle of Gower Gin hand-sanitiser and a 250ml bottle of GoodWash hand lotion and will be available to buy on the GoodWash website.

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Both companies have been working tirelessly over the last 7 weeks providing hand-sanitiser and soap to health authorities and community workers across the UK, whilst also maintaining their own businesses to support the donations.

GoodWash have so far donated over 6000 wash packages to the NHS and key workers from Llandudno to London, whilst also providing customers with a free Diolch or Thank You bar as part of their ‘Buy One, Give One’ campaign, to give to a key worker that they know, whether it’s the postman, the supermarket assistant or a local carer or nurse.

Gower Gin were quick to transform their distillery in Port Eynon to hand-sanitiser production in mid-March and had 1,000 orders in less than 24 hours of first advertising the product. They have, to date, donated several thousand bottles and hundreds of litres of bulk refills to health workers, social care organisations and other front-line personnel. Production has been supported by cash donations from local businesses and individuals, plus all profits from bottles sold are ploughed into making even more sanitiser for free distribution.

Mandy Powell, co-founder of the luxury wash brand, GoodWash said “We do good not just because it is the right thing to do but because ‘doing good’ is at the very core of our business.” The brand, a social enterprise, invests its profits and fundraising into improving the lives of people and animals via the GoodWash Foundation.

“We like to work with good people and like-minded brands, so it was only natural to join forces with our friends and supporters, Siân and Andrew Brooks, at Gower Gin. They have been doing a phenomenal job supplying hand-sanitiser to those on the front line. If by working together we can intensify the level of support that both businesses can deliver, then that can only be a positive.”

This isn’t the first time to two Welsh businesses have worked together. In 2019 they released a Gower Gin inspired candle, and Gower Gin have also helped the GoodWash Foundation raise over £4000 at their inaugural “In Good Company” event last summer.

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Siân Brooks, co-founder at the award-winning Gower Gin explained, “We were concerned about the front-line workers running out of hand sanitiser locally, and we had to do something to help, so we quickly diversified and got to work. The response has been so positive and supportive, that it’s actually made Andrew and I really emotional.”

Co-founder, Andrew added “We are delighted to work with GoodWash to create the Diolch Box. We love their ethos and way of working, and by collaborating together we can make even more of an impact, as is will broaden the audience who may want to support what we are doing.”

As part of the launch the two businesses will also be looking for key worker nominations for an exclusive hamper. The World Health Organization (WHO) named 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, which coincides with two hundred years since the birth of Florence Nightingale, so what better day to announce the winner than International Nurses Day on the 12th May.

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