New blog: #100Women, #FoodFest and #AllOurSchools

It’s been a few weeks since my last blog so before anything else I have to apologise as I always intended on this being a fortnightly blog. However, we have had a very, very busy few weeks.
Firstly, our #100Women campaign has been an absolutely huge success reaching its target within three months of its inception. This is totally due to the amazing support we have had from our social media followers and friends.

For those of you who haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about this campaign was the idea of one of our more creative Trustees, Sue Moffat. Sue suggested that we have a campaign to coincide with the centenary of some women getting the vote and we asked that women donate to our fundraising and either add their name to our #WallofFame or nominate another woman.

This was also open to men to nominate a woman of choice. We had an amazing response as this seemed to capture everyone’s imagination and our target was achieved in a short space of time. So a very big thankyou to Sue Moffat for a brilliant idea. It’s nice to have clever people on our team.
Secondly, we have been invited to have a stand at the upcoming FoodFest in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Saturday 22nd September so if you are local please come along and say hello. I really hope that the weather is kind as my hair looks shocking when wet.

Is that vain?

Thirdly, we have been busy talking with various groups around the regions and asking, begging, pleading for donations. This seems to have worked as we have had some very kind donations from some of our Stoke-on-Trent City Councillors and from Unite Union. If we didn’t have this kind of support we could not do the work which we intend doing. Lastly, on to the work which we intend spending this money on. Our next project is called #AllOurSchools and we are aiming to supply all of our local high schools with sanitary pads for all of their girls. Most of the schools are now on board and it is now up to us to fulfil the promise which Ruth Rosenau and myself made in an interview with Radio Stoke when we said that we would supply every school which needed our
help. It’s looking like almost every high school in the Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford areas will be supplied by us on a regular basis.

During the last few weeks we have still supported all the charities in our area who need our help.
Told you it’s been busy.
I need a gin and tonic.

Speak to you all soon, Linda.

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