Girl Pack

To help stamp out period poverty in schools. No girl should miss school because they can't afford sanitary items.

by Ellie Pilkington in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

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On 2nd November 2018 we successfully raised £40 with 2 supporters in 56 days

I've always believed that pads and tampons are a basic necessity for women and girls, and I think this initiative is great and one that should be embraced across the country especially in areas of deprivation.

I am a 13yr old girl who is very aware of period poverty as I am from a low income family myself. I realized that I am not the only one who worries about this epic problem, especially as it is 2018! 

I have been working on a charity that I have launched that gives young girls and women who are in the same situation as me free underwear, sanitary towels, feminine hygiene wipes and a small bottle of antibac hand gel. These products are placed in a small, brown paper bag and form a Girl Pack. 

Girl pack is free as I believe that period poverty is a huge problem and we women shouldn't have to pay for essential sanitary products and to make sure that no girl should have to miss school because they can't afford sanitary products. It’s time for change!

Mark Lancaster MP,

Read about inspiring teenager Paige Pilkington's efforts to end period poverty. @mkcouncil are progressing things, but I think there's more we can do in schools across the country.

Cllr Alex Walker,
Well done @GirlPackMK and Cllr Hopkins for getting this on both the local and national agenda.
BBC News - Milton Keynes Council first to offer free sanitary products to schools. 

Jenny Head, Girl Pack Ambassador. 

We are happy that the council are making others aware of period poverty, for making it real, so we can get things underway to make life easier for the girls who struggle through no fault of their own.


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