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Weʼre raising £250 to Weʼre raising £250 to help The Red Box Project South Devon support local schools to provide free sanitary items to girls in need.

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The Red Box Project - how it works

You may recently have seen news reports that disadvantaged young women in the UK are missing school because they have started their period and find it hard to obtain sanitary products. The result? Anxiety, embarrassment, missed lessons, missed education.

I’ve signed up as a Coordinator for The Red Box Project, a Community Voluntary Organisation based in Portsmouth but with branches all over the UK. This should be a straightforward problem to solve. So here is what we've done.....

Local branches of The Red Box Project sponsor and stock red boxes filled with sanitary towels, tampons and spare pants. The boxes are kept in schools 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. On behalf of the Project, I will be managing red boxes filled with free sanitary products which will be kept in local schools when they request one. I’ll liaise with the schools and keep the boxes fully stocked.

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.

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  • Suzanne Raphael2 months ago
    Suzanne Raphael

    Suzanne Raphael

    2 months ago

    First donation of sanitary ware yesterday feeling very blessed, thank you for your support with products and donations x

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  • Suzanne Raphael2 months ago
    Suzanne Raphael

    Suzanne Raphael

    2 months ago

    Can you believe £190 !!! I am overwhelmed such generosity. Please please if you are able help me reach the target. We need to buy the boxes, print and laminate posters, buy the bags and the stamp/ pad we need to decorate the bags. Thank you

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Page last updated on: 8/19/2018 1:35 PM

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  • Suzanne Raphael

    Suzanne Raphael

    Aug 19, 2018

    Great project!

    £10.00

  • Maddie Graham

    Maddie Graham

    Jun 13, 2018

    £5.00

  • Chris Hunt

    Chris Hunt

    Jun 11, 2018

    Well done for getting this project up and running.

    £20.00

  • Janet Carruthers

    Janet Carruthers

    Jun 11, 2018

    This is a terrible situation, it's bad enough having to go to school when you have the proper protection, but when you don't.

    £100.00

  • Ruth Hardisty

    Ruth Hardisty

    Jun 11, 2018

    Such a great idea, and hopefully the word will spread.Ruth x

    £10.00

  • Carolyn Hallett

    Carolyn Hallett

    Jun 11, 2018

    I'm a teacher, a friend of Ruth and a mother of 2 girls. Fully understand the need, happy to help.

    £10.00

  • Yvonne Davies

    Yvonne Davies

    Jun 11, 2018

    Thank you for being so thoughtful Suzanne and Good luck. I cant imagine the anxiety some girls experience over something so natural so this if this small donation helps then its my pleasure

    £30.00

Suzanne Raphael

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