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Social enterprise leads fight against period poverty

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The social enterprise has donated more than two million sanitary products in less than a year

Millions of sanitary products have been handed out as part of the fight against period poverty.

Social enterprise Hey Girls has launched its Social Impact Report 2018, which reveals the organisation donated in excess of 2.3 million pads and tampons to people across the UK in under a year.

The report was launched as Celia Hodson, founder of Hey Girls, gathered partners, supporters, investors, government officials and customers to offer a collective thank you for their support in Edinburgh

Hey Girls was launched in January 2018, selling menstrual products online using a Buy One Give One model – meaning that for every box purchased, a box is given away to a girl or woman in need in the UK.

Since then, it has supported more than 200 donation partners in communities across the UK and provided education resources to over 3,000 school kids.

Hey Girls has also supplied menstrual products to over 1,400 schools in 12 local authorities across Scotland and supplied menstrual products to nine universities and colleges across the UK.

Hodson, who set Hey Girls up with her two daughters, said: “I am so very proud to be here today, to launch our first Social Impact Report and celebrate with our loyal supporters who have backed us all the way. What a massive first 12 months!

“I guess everyone has heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, well this gathering highlights that it take a huge number of willing people and their gifted expertise to launch and grow a social enterprise.”



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