Appeal launched to help end period poverty in South West Birmingham
Written by Tristan Harris on September 3, 2018
AN APPEAL has been launched by the Red Box Project Birmingham South West group for items for girls and young women to ensure they don’t miss their education because of their periods.
The scheme was started last year when the seriousness and scale of ‘Period Poverty’ across the UK hit the national headlines.
The Birmingham South West group is looking for dark knickers size eight to 20, along with sanitary towels, tampons and cardboard applicators.
Shocking statistics show one in ten girls or women aged 14 to 21 in Britain cannot afford sanitary towels or tampons.
A number of donation points have been launched across South West Birmingham, including Sainsbury’s Selly Oak, Sainsbury’s Northfield, The Creative Coffee Hub on Raddlebarn Road in Selly Oak and Red Beauty Salon in Bournville.
For more information visit the Red Box Project Birmingham South West.
The group is also hoping to get boxes of items put in schools across South West Birmingham during the first few weeks of the new school term.