EDEN Mill is donating hand sanitiser to charities and hospices across Scotland this week.
The brewer and distiller is distributing an initial 1000 bottles of antibacterial hand gel to CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland) Robin House in Balloch (pictured), The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, and five charities supported by Eden Mill’s sponsorship partner, the Celtic Foundation: The Salvation Army at Parkhead, Spirit Aid, FARE Scotland, The Wayside Club and Glasgow’s Golden Generation. Eden Mill is also supporting care facilities close to its distilleries, including Eden Hospice in Carlisle and Barrogil Care Home in Cluny, near its site in Guardbridge.
Under Eden Mill’s ‘buy one give one’ scheme, customers can buy a 250ml bottle of hand sanitiser for £5 online, which will cover the cost of donating a bottle to the charities.
Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill, said: “When we realised that we could help the battle against this virus by making hand sanitiser, we knew it was something we absolutely had to do.
“We know how difficult it has been for the public to buy hand sanitiser, so we wanted to give them the opportunity to protect themselves and the people around them, while supporting local charities.
“We’re selling the bottles at the cost value of two hand sanitiser bottles, so that we can continue to produce more sanitiser and donate it to frontline care workers and charities offering crucial services, for as long as is needed during this critical time. There’s no limitations to the amount we’ll be able to make and donate.”
Eden Mill has also released 5000 limited edition blue bottles of its Original Gin to raise funds for frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
The producer will donate £2 from each £30 bottle sold to a different NHS charity each month, with Masks 4 NHS Heroes the first charity to receive a donation.
Miller said: “By creating 5000 limited edition blue bottles of our Original Gin we hope to raise £10,000 in the coming months to donate to NHS Charities and projects.
“We have chosen Masks 4 NHS Heroes to receive the first donation because the provision of personal protection equipment is so essential for NHS staff. We are so proud and thankful for all of our healthcare heroes doing incredible work at this time to save lives and battle this virus. We hope this can make even a small difference.”