Thank you to members Mary-Ellen and Dee for introducing us to the Days for Girls charity and for organising the upcoming Girls Day Out High Tea on Sunday 31st May to help fundraise for the cause. Days for Girls is a grass roots charity with a network of teams and chapters around the world that provide quality and sustainable sanitary hygiene kits to girls and women who would otherwise go without due to poverty or a lack of access.
Going without these products results in missed days at school and work putting these girls and women at risk of infection and exploitation. The Days for Girls sanitary hygiene kits contain washable and reusable sanitary products which last up to 3 years and to date the charity has provided over 100,000 kits to girls and women in over 75 countries. In addition to providing these kits, the charity also provides reproductive and hygiene education and encourages and supports locally made hygiene kits to help generate income for local communities. Funds raised from the High Tea on Sunday 31st May will go towards the purchase of fabric, underwear, towels and soap for the kits for direct distribution to girls and women around the world. If you are also able to help with the sewing of the kit components see Mary-Ellen about starting up our very own Days for Girls Team! Visit www.daysforgirls.org for more information.