Salon raises money for PPE

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Newquay-based salon, Beautique, is raising funds to purchase much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for keyworkers across Cornwall.

The Beautique team, headed up by salon owner Emma Wood, is on a mission to raise at least £2.5k and is already over halfway there thanks to generous donations from locals.

A fundraising page has been set up via Facebook and has since become a place where people can not only donate, but also share requests for their workplaces that requires the PPE.

Since the campaign launched at the end of March, Beautique has also donated over 2,500 pairs of gloves, 1,600 masks, 400 aprons, 200 visors and 120 bottles of hand sanitiser. These numbers are growing rapidly on a daily basis as it keeps up with the donations.

Wood said: “Every day, these incredible people are going out to work and risking their lives to keep us all safe. For me, I felt that the least I could do was help provide them with the basic personal protective equipment needed to carry out their job as safely as possible.

“Our salon is temporarily closed and I am so pleased that I can use this time to help others and give back to the community.”