Tackling Period Poverty Locally
04 April 2022
Our Wigan manufacturing site, Sanpro Ltd, has teamed up with local charity The Brick in order to fight period poverty and reduce waste.
An average 1% of surplus (i.e. slightly damaged packaging) period care products until now has gone to landfill; something we knew the local community could hugely benefit from.
Wendy Doherty, Head of Fundraising and Partnerships at The Brick said: “When Derek approached us with this amazing offer to donate the surplus feminine hygiene products to The Brick, we knew that the benefit to girls and women in our community would be a significant one, particularly as more and more people are facing poverty due to the cost-of-living crisis.”
Derek adds: “For Sanpro, this partnership with The Brick is helping us to reduce the amount of waste product going to landfill, we are furthering our journey to become a sustainable manufacturing business, and we will be going some way to helping girls and women in our community.”
Any schools, colleges or community groups that could benefit from the period poverty campaign should email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Image: Sanpro Ltd Director Derek McDonald with The Brick’s Danielle Robinson.
View the full article in Wigan Today HERE.