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£235raised of £250 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £235 to Weʼre raising £250 to help The Red Box Project South Devon support local schools to provide free sanitary items to girls in need.

    Funded on Monday, 8th October 2018

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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 Raphael6 months ago
      Suzanne Raphael

      Suzanne Raphael

      6 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 Raphael6 months ago
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      Suzanne Raphael

      6 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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    9

    • Pamela Lacy

      Pamela Lacy

      Sep 4, 2018

      Great cause Suzanne - sorry only just donating.

      £30.00

    • 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

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