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    Weʼve raised £325 to support The Red Box Project in Barrow-in-Furness

    Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 27th October 2017

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    The Red Box Project - how it works

    In most schools there are a few young women who lack access to sanitary protection. The result? Anxiety, embarrassment, missed lessons, missed education.

    This should be a straightforward problem to solve. So here is what we've done.....

    We sponsor and stock a red box filled with sanitary towels, tampons and spare pants. The box is kept in school at Reception, with the Nurse, Student Services or with an appropriate member of staff.

    Posters placed in the girls' toilets encourage a young woman in need of sanitary items to ask for the red box and take what she needs. Plain bags are included for discretion. If she needs supplies for her whole period, we've got her back.

    No tearful panics in the loo. No wadded up toilet roll. No sitting awkwardly on one cheek. No anxious embarrassment. No missed lessons or staying home.

    This is a simple project and is entirely funded by community kindness, woman to young woman.

    Let's be clear. We ❤️ our teachers and support staff and we recognise that they go the extra mile every day. We also think that as communities around our schools, we should step up and do our bit.

    Funding is needed to replenish the stocks in the boxes and to support new boxes in the community

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      1 year ago

      Our fourth box is now in St Pius Primary School

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      1 year ago

      This box is stocked ready to be delivered to Walney School this afternoon. We now have 3 pilot boxes in Barrow. We need to raise awareness of the campaign and encourage donations to sustain the re-stocking of these boxes and hopefully supply more boxes to further schools in the future x

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    19

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 13, 2017

      This is a great project and a practical help to young women when they need it.

      £10.00

    • Bryan Harrison

      Bryan Harrison

      Sep 18, 2017

      Great idea. Directed here by Yasmine who asked for donations for this rather than presents/alcohol.

      £10.00

    • Luci Camaish

      Luci Camaish

      Sep 18, 2017

      A fabulous cause... I'm donating as requested by my daughter (Yasmin Readett) in place of one of her birthday presents... x x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2017

      Brilliant idea

      £30.00

    • Siân Doherty

      Siân Doherty

      Sep 18, 2017

      £5.00

    • Karishma Asher

      Karishma Asher

      Aug 2, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 21, 2017

      What an original and practical way to help girls get their education! Wish you all the best with it - I am so surprised that there is a need for this in the UK, but great that you are addressing it.

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    Helen Wood

    Helen Wood

    Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

    To date the Red Box Project has boxes in Vickerstown, Greengate Junior, Walney and St Pius Schools. With your help we aim to put more boxes of free Sanitary Products into schools in Barrow to help young ladies through their period x

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