Last week, we were absolutely to be involved with an initiative organised by Cork woman Hilary Coughlan. Hilary and the school teachers working at St. Columba’s primary school in Douglas decided to create care packages for Frontline workers in Cork.
We were absolutely delighted to contribute bath gel and shampoos to this wonderful initiative. We commend Hilary on this fantastic initiative, enabling us to show solidarity with those at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis.
Several other Cork business also got involved in the initiative, including some Cork hotels and Johnson & Johnson in Ringaskiddy.
Among the products included in the packs are shower gels, shampoo, conditioners, soap, body lotions, hand cream, lip balm, mouthwash, baby wipes, and facemasks.
There were over 30 boxes of care packages made, over 1,000 goodie bags in total. These were donated to workers at the Mercy Hospital, Cork University Hospital, St Finbarr’s Hospital, Bridewell Garda Station, the ambulance depot, St Luke’s Nursing Home, Douglas Nursing Home, Darraglynn Nursing Home, Togher Garda Station and the fire engine depot in Anglesea Street. Some were also shared with a cause very close to our hearts here at the Metropole; Cork Penny Dinners, who is our charity partner for this year.