Leamington Morrisons tackle Period Poverty - The Leamington Observer

Leamington Morrisons tackle Period Poverty

Leamington Editorial 3rd Apr, 2023   0

MORRISONS in Leamington has been helping tackle period poverty by donating £50 worth of sanitary products to Young Peoples First.

This is the second year Morrisons has supported local community groups and schools by donating sanitary items.

Alex Pearson, community champion at Morrisons, said: “It’s amazing we can support period poverty as people still struggle to purchase basic every day feminine hygiene, which is a day-to-day essential for every women.

“We are able to support in many ways with period poverty one is by donating tampons, towels and other items to local schools and community groups. We also support in store as some people can be caught short by using our Ask for Sandy scheme.”

Morrisons Ask for Sandy scheme is located at the customer kiosk and all people need to do is say to a member of staff that they have a package for Sandy and in turn they will receive a free package which contains a tampon and towel for them to use, no questions asked.

The scheme has been running since 2020 and is a national wide scheme to help support with period poverty.

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