Over the past few weeks, the staff at Burton Latimer Medical Centre have been collecting sanitary products to help raise essential supplies for the Kettering Red Box Project, which supports local schools to banish period poverty.
The Red Box Project is a nationwide, community-funded initiative to ensure no young woman misses school because she has her period and lacks access to sanitary products.
The scheme collects donations of sanitary products and delivers them to schools, which then makes them available for students when required.
Co-ordinator, Julie Robinson said “My running club have been raising awareness for several months now and I thought it would be good to get the staff at the surgery involved. They were all very keen to help and support and within a few days we had our first box filled. The response has been amazing and a big thank you for all those that helped”.