Perfumery’s gifts to essential workers

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  • Lili Perfumery's Front Street store (Photograph supplied)

    Lili Perfumery's Front Street store (Photograph supplied)

A perfumery will give away 200 gifts to hospital workers to thank them for their hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lili Bermuda will distribute a Calypso Soap-on-a-Rope to Bermuda Hospitals Board staff including doctors, nurses and those who work behind the scenes.

Owner Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone said: “I was in my warehouse looking at all my nice soaps and I had a flash: soap and water is the best way to fight transmission of the virus.

“They smell good, are soft on the skin, and I am sure they would be appreciated by our essential workers. So, I called the hospital and I offered them to give it to them.”

Lili Bermuda is dedicating its Front Street store window to pay homage to essential workers who have worked during the crisis, including hospital staff, members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, the Bermuda Police Service and grocery store workers.

Ms Ramsay-Brackstone said: “I felt useless for the duration of the pandemic.

“I was just sitting at my home waiting for the time to pass, so I decided to give what I had.”

She made sanitiser by using alcohol from her perfumes, and glycerin, donated by Charmaine Russell of Somerset-based Surishae Co.

“Now, I am donating my soaps, which I hope our essential workers will enjoy,” she said.

BHB chief executive Venetta Symonds said: “BHB thanks Lili Bermuda for this thoughtful gift to all staff who work in our Intensive Care Unit, the Ace Barber Unit — our pandemic ward, our infection prevention and control team, mental welfare officers of the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, and our laundry department.

“As healthcare workers, we welcome Lili Bermuda’s campaign to keep the importance of frequent handwashing in the forefront of public attention. It’s considered to be the single most important way to keep us safe from many pathogens, including the new coronavirus.”

Lili Bermuda’s Front Street store will reopen with reduced hours tomorrow, from 11am to 4pm. The free delivery service, kerbside pick-up and on-demand private shopping experiences will continue.

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Published Jun 5, 2020 at 12:37 pm (Updated Jun 5, 2020 at 12:37 pm)

Perfumery’s gifts to essential workers

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