How a Bolsover beautician has been giving key workers a pick-me-up during the pandemic

A Derbyshire beautician has been helping key workers feel better during the pandemic by providing them with skincare packs.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 7:00 am

Tara Wiley, of Bolsover, has so far delivered 120 of the kits to staff working at places like Ashgate Hospicecare and Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

The 32-year-old, who runs Tara Wiley Skin and Laser, has been able to put together the pick-me-up packs – which contain items such as sponges, creams and balms – thanks to donations from generous members of the public.

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Tara Wiley.

Mum-of-two Tara said: “We’ve all seen pictures of our amazing key workers wearing face masks and other PPE as they continue to fight the pandemic.

“The use of these masks and equipment, combined with the cold weather, can cause a number of skin problems.

“The packs are handy, pocket-sized kits which contain a variety of items to help key workers care for their skin in these challenging times.

“So far, I’ve delivered 120 of them and I’ve had some absolutely lovely comments from people who’ve received them.

Tara has so far devlivered 120 of the skincare packs.

“I’m looking to give packs to as many key workers as possible.

“I'd also like to say a big thank you to kind members of the public who have donated so much money on my JustGiving page and helped to make the kits possible – it’s been a real team effort.”

Tara has also been helping key workers by gifting them sponges and facial sprays – and she regularly gives tips to people on how to take care of their skin on her Facebook page.

To help Tara provide even more skincare packs, visit her JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tara-wiley-1.

Tara has thanked members of the public for donating money to help her put together the kits.

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Tara with her skin therapist Marianne Haslam. Picture taken before Tara's business was forced to close as a result of the pandemic.