Rochdale AFC are proud to be supporting the Red Box Project – a campaign aimed to prevent period poverty within the local community and ensure no young women in Rochdale miss school or suffer embarrassment because they have their period.
A survey of 1,000 14 to 21-years-olds by Plan International in 2017, found that one in 10 women and girls have been unable to afford sanitary products, while 12% have had to improvise their sanitary wear.
To combat this, Rochdale AFC have installed two red boxes, in the Club Shop and the Main Reception, where supporters can donate sanitary products to be redistributed to schools within the local community.
In addition, Rochdale AFC are getting ‘On the Ball’ and supplying FREE sanitary products in all of our ladies' toilets for females to use.
Red Box Project campaigner, Anna Stokes, said: “We would like to thank Rochdale Football club for their fantastic support and helping to raise the profile of tackling period poverty in our local community. Please get involved by simply donating sanitary products into our red boxes.”
Frances Fielding, Dale's Sales and Marketing Manager, added: “We're extremely proud to be supporting these very worthwhile campaigns. It saddens me to see that so many young women and girls are affected by period poverty, and we hope our backing can not only help tackle this, but also raise awareness of the work that is being done in our local community.”