PE­RIOD POVERTY

West Lothian Courier - - District News -

Al­mond Val­ley MSP, An­gela Con­stance, vis­ited Asda Liv­ingston to learn about a so­cial en­ter­prise which has se­cured a deal with the su­per­mar­ket. Hey Girls, pro­vides san­i­tary tow­els for women who can’t af­ford to buy their own.

The group has now joined forces with Asda Liv­ingston to con­tinue to tackle Pe­riod Poverty through their Buy One Give One model, so ev­ery time a cus­tomer buys a packet of tow­els for them­selves, they also pay for one to be do­nated to some­one in the lo­cal area who is strug­gling with th­ese ad­di­tional costs of liv­ing.

Celia Hod­son, founder and CEO at Hey Girls, said:“This is a very ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for us and we’re de­lighted to have launched our san­i­tary prod­ucts in Asda Liv­ingston. We have big goals we want to achieve over the next year and we’re con­fi­dent that with the help of Asda and its cus­tomers we’ll be able to make a huge dif­fer­ence.”

All of Hey Girls’prod­ucts are en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly with the san­i­tary pads made from sus­tain­able bam­boo and corn fi­bre and all sold in a biodegrad­able wrap­ping and re­cy­clable card­board boxes.

Abi Lor­raine, com­mu­nity cham­pion at Asda Liv­ingston, said:“Feed­back from ev­ery­one who has spot­ted the Hey Girls prod­ucts in store has been in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive so we look for­ward to work­ing with the busi­ness closely and help­ing as many peo­ple as we can in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

An­gela Con­stance, MSP for Al­mond Val­ley, com­mented:“This is a great ini­tia­tive to help tackle pe­riod poverty and I’m de­lighted to sup­port it.”

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