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Period poverty project hands out boxes of sanitary products across Newham

PUBLISHED: 10:01 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:01 02 August 2018

Volunters from Ambition, Aspire, Achieve receiving their red box. Picture: @RBPnewham

Volunters from Ambition, Aspire, Achieve receiving their red box. Picture: @RBPnewham

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A voluntary project in Newham has been helping community centres and charities to tackle period poverty.

The two boxes which were delivered to East Ham's Neighbourhood Community Centre. Picture:@RBPnewhamThe two boxes which were delivered to East Ham's Neighbourhood Community Centre. Picture:@RBPnewham

This week, the Red Box Project Newham has delivered three red boxes stocked with sanitary products to East Ham’s Neighbourhood Community Centre and Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, a children’s charity in Canning Town.

The boxes are filled with sanitary wear and are designed for women who can’t access or afford the items themselves.

The Red Box Project was set up in March 2017 to stop girls from missing out on their education because they couldn’t afford the products they needed during their periods.

There are now groups across the country, with each one being community-driven and run by local women.

The Newham group is fundraising on Just Giving to raise £1,000 to fund their cause. The group is nearly two thirds of the way to its target, with £652 raised.

To donate, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/redboxnewham. To find out more about the project in Newham, visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/rbpnewham.

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