Joanna Lumley Praises ‘Inspirational’ Charity that Employs Blind and Disabled Staff to Make and Sell Toiletries and other High Quality Beauty Products
Joanna Lumley has praised the charity CLARITYthat makes and sells toiletries and beauty products as a means of giving employment to its blind and disabled staff. CLARITY employs over 75 staff in its main manufacturing plant in London and its telesales centres across the UK. Most of the staff are blind, disabled or both. Joanna has made and released a short video in which she asks ‘Why would anyone buy from anywhere else – it’s just inspirational!’
Jeremy Robinson, Chief Executive of CLARITY said, ‘We are thrilled that Joanna has taken the time to hear about the work we do here. We explained to her that many of our staff have struggled to find jobs in the open job market. Before starting here at CLARITY, many were left at home living on benefits and struggling from the affects of social exclusion. Some of our staff stay with us for years, others stay with us long enough to gain skills and confidence before moving on.’
David Sore, Marketing Manager at CLARITY said, ‘We’ve an incredible range of toiletries and household products, and our gift packs make ideal Christmas presents. When people buy from us, not only do they get a fantastic product, they know that they are helping keep some of our most vulnerable citizens in safe and rewarding work. We literally turn buying into giving’.