Ending Period Poverty
At Cardinal Newman we are supporting the Red Box Project, which aims to support young people through their periods, so that no-one needs to miss their education due to their period.
The initiative was set up in 2017 to combat period poverty, to give young people access to sanitary products that they are unable to afford to buy. The Red Box Project in Preston organises a collection of sanitary products and then distributes them to local schools and Colleges. One in 10 students aged 14 – 21 in the UK can’t afford to buy sanitary products during their period, causing more than 137,700 girls to miss out on valuable days of education in 2017-2018.
Our aim is for the College to become self-sufficient, with donation points around the College so that we can keep at least one toilet in each of our buildings stocked with supplies solely from our own donations.
You can find donation points outside the Chaplaincy Office and in the following toilets:
St Bede’s – Ground Floor
St Augustine’s – Ground Floor
St Cecilia’s – First Floor
St James’ – Ground Floor
St Francis’ – Ground Floor
St Mary’s – First Floor
St Wilfrid’s – Ground Floor
St Teresa’s – First Floor
These toilets are also where you will find a supply of sanitary products should you be in need. Take what you need, when you need it and give what you can when you can and hopefully together we can end period poverty.