HORNSEA resident and town councillor June Greensmith is backing a local campaign to end period poverty. Andie’s Period Poverty Support is a Hull based community project that collects and donates sanitary products to anyone who is struggling to afford them. This is either long term or temporarily, as a result of the ongoing Covid pandemic. June explained: “It can be a choice between food or tampons during this time of the month. It’s a real problem that is not being highlighted enough due to embarrassment and stigma. I’ve decided to support Andie’s Period Poverty Support with this new area and hopefully help people local to Hornsea.”
How you can help
June has volunteered to have a Covid safe outside drop off point outside her home at The Nook, 52 Southgate, Hornsea. You can drop by and pop a pack of sanitary towels or tampons into the donation bin (pictured below).
Andie Toft Cropper set up the collections across the area after a local group called Changing Lives On Ur Doorstep Hull (CLOUD) had recently received a lot of requests for help. Andie decided to help them out by making a two day collection of sanitary product donations. This was a huge success and she has now encouraged others around the area to do the same. As one collection won’t last forever she decided to hold three monthly donation drives, over two days.
June’s event in Hornsea will take place from February 1-2.
You can find out more about Andie’s period poverty on Facebook: Andie’s Period Poverty Support or by e-mailing Andie: [email protected]