A NORTH LONDON businessman has created his own hand sanitiser to help rough sleepers and food banks in Hackney and Tottenham to cope with coronavirus.
Frustrated by shortages of vital supplies, Enfield businessman Adrian White, owner of fashion label Hubert & Calvin, with the help of his family looked into homemade hand sanitisers and came up with a mixture — 63% of it pure alcohol, with aloe vera and essential oils — that he believes is a germ-killer.
And it is appreciated. Dean Memhet, a 39-year-old single father from Enfield, said: “It’s been a worrying time getting hold of essentials as the shelves have been empty but thankfully we have the food bank to help me and my family out.”
Sanitiser was sold out in every shop Memhet went to, so he was “really grateful” for getting a bottle via Hearts and Helpers, a charity set up by the businessman in 2019.
White said: “With the increasingly scary Covid-19 situation, hand sanitiser is almost impossible to get hold of. Homeless people are highly susceptible to the virus and are in contact with the the public every single day, so I wanted to give them some form of protection… it is vital they get the support they need during these uncertain times.”
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