Weʼre raising £200 to buy sanitary products for homeless women in Nottingham
- Nottingham, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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I'm participating in the Nottingham Women's Centre's Big Clit Knit Event on the 26th November. We'll be getting together to knit and crochet little woolly vaginas in order to raise money for local organisations that help women. Each participant collects sponsorship for the event and can choose where that money goes.
I have chosen to use any money I raise to provide sanitary products (tampons. pads, intimate wipes etc.) for homeless women in Nottingham. The products will be donated to Souprunners, a homeless charity run by students at UoN, who will distribute them to the women they support.
A pack of tampons or pads cost around £2-£4. So if just 50 people donated £5, that would be at least 40 packs! which would make a big difference to many women, who often have to use old rags or newspaper and have limited access to bathrooms and laundry facilities.
I'll deliver the pads to Souprunners, who have a collection point on campus.
As for the fannies. They'll be collected at the end of the event and sold to raise money for other great organisations helping women and girls in and around Nottingham. And I'll document the results of my labour for you to admire :P.
For more information about the event - https://www.facebook.com/events/902348999818140/
Souprunners - http://www.souprunners.com/
Nottingham Women's Centre - http://www.nottinghamwomenscentre.com/
Homeless Period - http://thehomelessperiod.com/
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Vanessa Smith5 days ago
So it seems that the event at the Women's centre was cancelled without explanation. However I had already begun knitting a couple of trial objects which I think are looking pretty good. If the event gets rescheduled I'll update everyone, but of course I'll still go ahead and buy and donate items.
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Nov 21, 2016
Great cause! Looking forward to seeing the finished articles (I think)! :D
Nov 17, 2016
Nov 11, 2016
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