1642. Rebecca Broad
Rebecca Broad, from London, set up ‘Pamperaid’ at the start of the Coronavirus outbreak distributing wellness boxes and £60,000 worth of toiletries donated by large beauty companies to NHS workers.
Rebecca, who works in the charity sector, started sending out boxes with the support of her family when placed on furlough. Following the reception her pamper boxes received from frontline staff working at NHS hospitals, hospices, GP surgeries and walk-in centres across the UK, she decided to establish ‘Pamperaid’ as a Community Interest Company and is continuing to send out donations beyond the peak of the pandemic to any nominated person or community group.
In a personal letter to Rebecca, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“Congratulations on the success of ‘Pamperaid’ which has brought over £60,000 worth of beauty products to NHS staff. It is astonishing how much you have achieved in one year and I was delighted to learn that you will be continuing your fantastic work beyond the pandemic.
“Our NHS workers do so much to look after us and you have discovered a brilliant way of looking after them.”
“To be recognised for my work in creating ‘Pamperaid’ and supporting our NHS with pamper boxes is truly humbling. Since the pandemic began ‘Pamperaid’ has created over 2,000 boxes that have been sent to hospitals across the UK. To be able to have the opportunity to support our incredible NHS is an honour. Thank you to everyone who has supported the projects journey.”