In 2019, Better Bankside is launching a new campaign to help alleviate period poverty and the impact it can have on young women’s education, working in partnership with the Red Box Project in Southwark. Join us at this breakfast briefing to find out more about the issue of period poverty, how Red Box Project’s simple scheme helps to address this and to learn about the logistics of joining Better Bankside’s Red Box campaign.
Better Bankside will be working with the Red Box Project’s South East London group to set up a network of donation points with our member businesses. Each business that joins the campaign will be given a red box as well as promotional materials, where colleagues can donate sanitary products, new underwear and tights. Better Bankside will organise collections from these businesses three to four times per year, usually in the first half of each school term and we’ll help to promote the scheme and encourage donations in the run-up to each collection. We will also promote a number of publicly accessible donation points across the Bankside area, where donations can be made throughout the year as well as by people without a Red Box point in their office or building.
On Thursday 31 January we’ll be joined by a member of the Red Box Project South East London group, who will talk about the impact that period poverty can have on young people, particularly their education, and how the Red Box Project works in practice. We’ll also have red boxes available for collection by businesses that sign up to be part of the Better Bankside scheme and we’ll tell you more about how the collections will operate during the pilot phase.
A light breakfast will be provided.
If you’re unable to attend this event but would like to find out more about the Better Bankside and Red Box Project partnership, please rn [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Red%20Box%20Project) (contact Rachel Nicholson), Corporate Responsibility Manager.
Jan 3 2019