Well it’s been a couple of weeks since my last blog and we have been extremely busy, which is really a bit of a double-edged sword as you can imagine. The reason we are busier is that there are more women who need our support and that is not a good thing.
Firstly, Ruth and I went along to Radio Stoke to be interviewed by Liz Ellis which was arranged for us by the lovely Sarah Robertson. We have to say a big “thank you” to both Sarah and Liz for giving Period Power the platform on which to raise awareness of the plight of many women and we hope to work with them again in the future.
If you want to check it out we have it on an earlier blog so, please do listen to what we had to say.
I had a meeting with Jayne Fair from FoodFest in Staffordshire and discussed how we could showcase Period Power at the upcoming event of FoodFest in Newcastle-under-Lyme in September. Hopefully the weather will hold up for this event as I don’t do
rain at all. So, pray for good weather.
Another day, another interview. This time with Yasmine from BBC World Arabic who wanted to talk about the effects of poverty on women and how they deal with this. We began at The House of Bread in Stafford who help and support many vulnerable women, whether they are homeless or struggling in other ways. We then went on to The Signpost Centre in Stafford where Yasmine
interviewed Fran and Ashley who were both very complimentary about us. Finally, we called in to see the fabulous Dickie James, the CEO of Staffordshire Women’s Aid, who support women and children who have been subjected to abuse of all kinds.
It was a busy day but a very fruitful and satisfying day as hopefully our message will travel further afield. Other days were filled with either collecting donations from some of our wonderful supporters or delivering to the charities which we are supporting. So, all in all it’s been a very busy time over the last couple of weeks. Whatever happened to my retirement plans??
Oh, and one more thing. We have managed to complete our #100WomenCampaign by getting to the grand number of 100 donations in a much quicker time than I could ever have imagined. This is down to the fabulous and unstinting support we get from our friends and our followers on social media. I am astounded at the generosity of people, some of who don’t have much themselves.
I just want to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of them for achieving this for us.
Oh, and just one other thing, in my next blog I will be telling you all about our next campaign. Bet you can’t wait.