Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth is supporting a fantastic cause and at the same time making use of the 5,000 bars of barely used soaps left by guests every year!
The housekeeping team got so fed up with the wastage of the gorgeous Molton Brown soaps that are literally used once and then left on the side that they decided to do something about it. One of the housekeepers’ daughters is involved with the charity ‘Go Make a Difference in Tanzania’ via her school St Bedes and she found out that they are desperate for soap. The Housekeeping team have a box in the office where all the partly used soaps get stored and once there is a substantial amount they are boxed up and sent on to Tanzania to be used to help with keeping both children and adults clean and preventing fungal infections.
Jan King, head Housekeeper at Hartsfield Manor said “we can all make a difference by re-cycling and at Hartsfield we are actively trying to reduce our waste, which helps our business and often helps charities too.”
Giles Thomas, Operations Director said “The first we heard about this was in our monthly management meeting where Jan presented her teams initiative. What a great idea! it’s fantastic knowing we are doing something in a small way to help and saving waste at the same time”.