Sandwell Council pledge over sanitary products

By Dayna Farrington | Sandwell | Coronavirus | Published:

Sandwell Council is appealing for period products to give out to women struggling to get supplies during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Sandwell Council Leader Yvonne Davies

The council was already addressing period poverty in the borough before coronavirus hit.

They launched #GirlCodeSandwell, in partnership with schools and the NHS, providing free sanitary products.

Now there is an urgent need to make them available to women and girls in the borough dealing with self-isolation.

Sandwell Council leader, Councillor Yvonne Davies, said: "Periods don’t stop for pandemics.

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“Tampons, pads and reusable sanitary products are essential products and we want to make sure that no one is struggling to get hold of them.

“We’re putting together a wishlist for donations, in response to our wonderful donors asking what we need most – and this would be one of our top ten.

“I want to thank everyone once again for all your donations, the generosity of people in Sandwell never ceases to amaze.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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