Since my last blog towards the end of last year so much has happened.
We have now had the results of the Tesco Bags of Help campaign and I’m delighted to announce that we came a very respectable third and will be receiving our cheque for £1000 from Tesco over the next couple of weeks. The fact that there are only ever three organisations in each campaign doesn’t make any difference to us.
We are still winners!!!!
We have also been successful in our application with the Tampon Tax funding and are delighted that we will be working with Borderlines New Vic in Stoke-on-Trent with projects throughout the coming year. We will be working with our local students involving them more closely with our work and empowering them to go back to their places of education and leisure and hopefully empowering other young girls.
As far as our schools programme is concerned we have been extremely busy in rolling out to Primary Schools. We have now supplied over 80 Primary Schools in the North Staffs and Walsall areas. We still have some way to go yet but we will get there.
However, in my humble opinion, the biggest coup and achievement for us to date is the work which our own Cllr Ruth Rosenau has been responsible in initiating. Ruth has been busy working with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and has managed to get them to agree to place sanitary products in all of their 180 women’s/disabled toilets throughout the City.
Period Power have supplied the products for initial placement and the Council will be responsible for replenishing them. As far as we are aware, Stoke-on-Trent City Council is the first Council in England to have done this, so a massive congratulations to them for addressing the needs of their community.
Told you we had been busy….. time to catch a breath…or not!!