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Rachel Krengel experienced period poverty as a young mother. Photo: Sarah Tilotta for CNN
Ten percent of girls and women aged between 14 and 21 surveyed in 2017 by children’s charity Plan International UK said they had experienced being unable to afford sanitary products. Four in ten said they had used toilet paper because they had struggled to afford sanitary wear. This is in modern United Kingdom. Shocking! And this is why organisations like The Hygiene Bank are needed.
What started as a WhatsApp message to friends on 14th of August to collect a few toiletries that I would then take to the local foodbank, has truly overwhelmed me. In the last seven weeks what started as ‘ I’ has become we.
*We’ve had media attention from BBC South East News, KmFm radio and many of the local papers.
*KM TV are filming us next week
*The amazing talented Hayley Squires who plays Katie in the film that started all this contacted me to say she’d seen it on the news and she’d love to know more and help. WOW!
The success of The Hygiene Bank is down to the collaboration and team work from a group of people who believe fundamentally that being clean is not a luxury but a basic human dignity. And it’s down to you lovely people who support us, shop and donate.