Ansvar Insurance and The Hygiene Bank

In 2019 Ansvar set up the Eastbourne arm of The Hygiene Bank, by setting up a team to co-ordinate a local response to a local need. The project ran until 2024.

We supported the workforce by allowing volunteering time, permitting the use of pool cars to pick up and deliver items, and providing vital room for storage. 
They were fully supported and Ansvar were very happy to encourage the initiative and give back to the community of which they are a part of. 
Through social media, local press and events we organised drop off points throughout our local area and approached charity partners to ensure we reached the right people. We ran fundraising events such as the Eastbourne to John O’Groats Challenge during lockdown.  We clocked up the miles by walking, cycling, swimming and horse riding to complete a virtual trek to John O’Groats – even making it back to Eastbourne! 
The ethos of the charity is give local, help local.
 “We picked up at lunchtime today and by the end of the afternoon two people had already benefitted from these donated items. They’re things most of us will think of as necessities but for some are unaffordable luxuries. With thanks to The Hygiene Bank Eastbourne!”
Charity Partner
“Thank you so much for the nappies, wipes, cotton wool and baby oil that you gave us, which was a huge help to our client who was in a very difficult situation”  
Charity Partner
"Thank you for all your support and the generous donations of toiletries and hygiene products. Our drop-in centres continue to be well used and we are pleased to have been able to open a couple of houses offering emergency accommodation to rough sleepers. The products you've supplied have been much appreciated by our guests in both of these projects"
Charity Partner

Ansvar’s pro-active, can-do approach has resulted in an Eastbourne arm of the charity being set up in record time and the collections they promote and manage have helped countless people within the local community. We can’t thank them enough for their help.

Lizzy Hall, Founder, The Hygiene Bank