The 40 Project - Sanitary Products & Vitamin C

by Charlie May Ranken in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th February 2021 we successfully raised £1,065 ( + est. £165.00 Gift Aid ) with 47 supporters in 28 days

To provide 40 women, who are working on the streets in Plymouth, Vitamin C and Sanitary Products for at least 10 months.

by Charlie May Ranken in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we manage to beat our initial target and move into our stretch target this will just assist in making our goal a reality. Adding on the months we can provide the service and reaching a whole year.

This is a fund for the vulnerable women in Plymouth who work on the streets, are in hostels or are sofa surfing or finding places to sleep rough like on stairs, under boats, in tents.

I hope to provide a consistent delivery of Vitamin C and basic sanitary products to 40 women each month this year.

It's a massive goal but we believe women shouldn't be denied basic sanitary products. Full Stop. Vitamin C can support the health and well being of these women. This is so important during this pandemic.

We did an amazing job in 2020 with about 8-10 of us in the community. We collected items and put them in 'Top Up Bags' and passed them onto services in Plymouth that support vulnerable women. BUT will do need a little more help in 2021 if we want to create something sustainable.1610644250_120558366_1603310909848198_186349932091531321_o.jpg

We want to aim higher. We hope to raise a good amount by Valentine Day so we can give out present parcels like last year but this time, add the good news that someone is thinking about them every month and they can easily get the things they need.1610644424_img_20200209_204628.jpg

The gift of consistency and wanting nothing in return, is life changing.

If you can help in any way, this will be amazing, thank you.

'Apologises for the rough video and disturbing freeze frame it starts on! (I couldn't change it.) I just wanted to get this done. It's a no frills fund. It says what it is, on the tin kind of thing. The women need and deserve it. Being loved and wanting nothing in return is a massive deal for those working on the streets.' Charlie

P.S The E-Letter reward will be vibrant, honest & will show you where each pledge has gone.


Crowdfunder is waiving their platform fees for crowdfunding projects during the coronavirus crisis. The Covid-19 epidemic could affect millions of people in the next few weeks.

These are unprecedented times but together, we are stronger, and the response is coming from communities across the country.

Volunteer groups are springing up to tackle the logistical problems faced in our communities – but they need urgent support. That's where we come in.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

The 40 Club - E-Letter

Being slightly unorthodox, each reward will be the same irrelevant of the total you pledge. I will endeavour to make it sound as exciting as possible, exclusive and amazing value for money. Simply put, everyone will be in different financial situations and therefore, whatever you donate will mean the world to me in this current climate. You will receive a monthly E-Letter explaining and highlighting the impact of the fund on real women's lives.

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