A ‘PERIOD poverty’ campaign in Rugby has been spreading its message – and now has a presence in all Rugby secondary schools.
The Red Box Project Rugby raised over £175 at a stall in Sainsbury’s supermarket.
The group collects donations of sanitary products and distributes them into local schools, community centres and youth groups where girls who struggle to access sanitary items can take what they need.
Local coordinator Olivia Le Poidevin said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to explain to members of the public how the project works, and why what we do is so important.
“Many of the people were spoke to were appalled to hear that 1 in 10 girls in the UK have been unable to afford sanitary products, and were very happy to donate to our cause.”
Since getting their first red box into Harris School in September, the group now has boxes in every secondary school in Rugby, as well as in five local community centres and youth groups.
There are also over 25 different donation points in and around Rugby. Visit www.facebook.com/theredboxprojectuk for more information on the national project. Search Facebook for ‘Red Box Project Rugby’ for information on the local group.