Red Box Project comes to The Purbeck School

The Red Box project is a national initiative with the aim “to quietly ensure that no young person misses school because of their period”

From Lyn Coleman on behalf of the Sandword and Wareham WI: “It was so pleasing to be able to hand over the Red Box this morning to The Purbeck School. Our members were very keen to donate sanitary items, pants and tights, and A F Joy the School Outfitters were so supportive in providing five skirts for loans to pupils. There was also an assistant in Boots in Wareham who was very interested in our project and made a personal donation”.

The Red Box is kept in the Nest (with an additional point in the PE Department) and any young person can pop in to make use of the box at any point as many times as they need to.

The WI is the largest womens’ organisation in Britain with nearly 220,000 members. It has a long history of campaigning. Sandford & Wareham WI meets on the third Monday of the month except August at 7.30pm in the Community Hall, Keysworth Drive, Sandford. They welcome all women over the age of 18 years. They are a diverse group and the local WI was set up just over a year ago. We are steadily growing and expanding our interests.

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