Dale join the fight to beat ‘period poverty’
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