Dale join the fight to beat ‘pe­riod poverty’

Rochdale Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Dale are back­ing a cam­paign to end ‘pe­riod poverty.’

Two red boxes have been put in place at Spot­land in the club shop and the com­mu­nity of­fice, where sup­port­ers can do­nate san­i­tary prod­ucts to be handed out to schools in the bor­ough.

It’s part of the Red Box Project which aims to en­sure no young women in Rochdale miss school or suf­fer em­bar­rass­ment be­cause they have their pe­riod and can’t af­ford san­i­tary prod­ucts.

Last year a sur­vey of 1,000 14 to 21-years-olds by Plan In­ter­na­tional in 2017, found that one in 10 women and girls have been un­able to af­ford san­i­tary prod­ucts, while 12% have had to im­pro­vise their san­i­tary wear.

The Dale are sup­ply­ing free san­i­tary prod­ucts in all of our women’s at the ground.

Red Box Project cam­paigner, Anna Stokes, said: “We would like to thank Rochdale Football club for their fan­tas­tic sup­port and help­ing to raise the pro­file of tack­ling pe­riod poverty in our lo­cal com­mu­nity. Please get in­volved by sim­ply do­nat­ing san­i­tary prod­ucts into our red boxes.”

Frances Field­ing, Dale’s sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager, added: “We’re ex­tremely proud to be sup­port­ing these very worth­while cam­paigns.

“It sad­dens me to see that so many young women and girls are affected by pe­riod poverty, and we hope our back­ing can not only help tackle this, but also raise aware­ness of the work that is be­ing done in our lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

●●Frances Field­ing from Rochdale FC and Anna Stokes from the Red Box Project with th two red boxes put in place at Spot­land

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