Coronavirus kindness: The people offering help as the virus spreads

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Beauty Banks, a charity that supplies essential toiletries to people in poverty, launched an emergency virus-related appeal on Sunday. “Since just after noon yesterday we’ve raised £60,000 to pay for soap, hand sanitiser, washing powder and so on to help people who don’t have the money to stockpile,” said columnist Sali Hughes, who co-founded the campaign two years ago. “Because we’re an existing charity we work with suppliers already. We think we can get our hands on, certainly for the first drop, a lot of hand sanitiser for people who really, really need it.”