In response to the Covid-19 crisis Eden Mill has altered their manufacturing process to create their first batch of hand sanitiser.
The craft gin distillery will support frontline workers with their ‘buy one give one’ hand sanitiser donation scheme. Customers can buy a 250ml bottle of the hand sanitiser online for themselves at £5 and in doing so, they cover the cost of a bottle to be donated to local charities and hospices. This scheme allows Eden Mill to continue the production of hand sanitiser for the public to buy affordably and to give bottles to charities for free, for as long as it is required throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
The Eden Mill Hand Sanitizer has been created in accordance with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines, containing 80 percent alcohol and has been infused with juniper, lemon and orange botanicals, creating a refreshing aroma reminiscent of the classic G&T. The first batch of 1,000 bottles to be donated will be shared between charities and hospices
who all work in frontline support, including The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, CHAS Scotland and five different charities supported by Eden Mill’s sponsorship partner, the Celtic Foundation; The Salvation Army (Parkhead), Spirit Aid, FARE Scotland, The Wayside Club and Glasgow’s Golden Generation Eden Mill have also chosen to support hospices close to their distilleries, including the Eden Hospice in Carlisle and Barrogil Care Home in Cluny, near their original site in Guardbridge, where CEO Paul Miller’s father currently resides
CEO Paul Miller 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.”
Celtic FC Foundation’s Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton, added:
“This is an incredible initiative from Eden Mill, providing a vital product to those who are vulnerable during this crisis. Eden Mill have been a wonderful supporter of the Foundation on a regular basis and we are so grateful they have chosen to get behind our Football for Good Fund by delivering supplies of the new Eden Mill Hand Sanitiser to some of our
“The Salvation Army (Parkhead), Spirit Aid, FARE Scotland, The Wayside Club and Glasgow’s Golden Generation are all providing critical food and essentials packages to the most vulnerable in our communities – families, pensioners, individuals who have suffered financially and the homeless.
“This magnificent donation of Eden Mill Hand Sanitiser will protect staff, volunteers and the beneficiaries of their selfless efforts. Thank you so much to Tony, Paul, Chiara and everyone else at Eden Mill for making such a difference in these unprecedented times.”
Eden Mill have also created 5 litre kegs of hand sanitiser which can be bought at cost value and will be available to buy at the end of the month from the website. If you are a local business or group in need, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Eden Mill Hand Sanitising Spray’s can be order online here: