Comedienne Olga Thompson AKA Big Fat Greek Mother is by day a primary school teacher and mum to 3 boys. She loves dressing up as different characters and making people laugh with her silly skits. She is passionate about making a difference in her community and helping others and uses her influence on social media to raise awareness of The Hygiene Bank and the issues it highlights.

Poverty doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. The problem is growing. We have so many breakfast clubs in schools to help children whose families are struggling; but it is alarming to also think that so many of those same children don’t have a toothbrush or toothpaste to brush their teeth. We take so much for granted because we have so much, but this is happening more and more and more. Young girls are using old clothing to soak up their periods because they cannot afford sanitary towels. This is not happening in another country, this is happening down the road from me and you