The Red Box Project Walworth SE17 is coming to a summer fair near you!
How can it be that about 1 in 10 women and girls in the UK can't afford to buy menstrual products?
In London alone, a recent survey found that 17% of 16-24 year-olds said they had "struggled to afford sanitary wear" or "been unable to afford sanitary wear" at some point.
Why are these statistics so significant?
Not being able to afford to buy menstrual products/sanitary wear is preventing girls from going to school when they have their period. This is known as 'period poverty'.
If a girl skips school every time she has her period, she's missing out on an education that will help to develop her confidence and potential to succeed in her life..
Does reading this make you go red with embarrassment? Do you want to help to raise awareness about 'period poverty'?
Catch the team at one of the upcoming summer fairs in Southwark:
· Sunday 23rd June (noon to 5pm) at the Great Get Together along Union Street, SE1
· Saturday 29th June (noon to 5pm) at Pasley Park, SE17.
To read more about the Red Box project, please click here.
To keep up with the Red Box Project SE17 and see where you can find your nearest red box to donate to, click here. You can also bring donations on the day!