Little Miracles South Holland and Pinchbeck Morrisons team up to provide free feminine hygiene products
A new partnership has been working hard to make feminine hygiene products easier to acquire.
Little Miracles South Holland has teamed up with Pinchbeck’s Morrisons store for the scheme, which has made the likes of tampons and pads free for women and girls throughout the district.
The supermarket usually provides the charity with food donations, but added some sanitary towels into their most recent package.
The idea blossomed from there, and Little Miracles group leader Elizabeth Batterham has been pleased with its response during the past few weeks.
“We spoke to Morrisons and decided that instead of giving them out in hampers to people who don’t actually need them, we’d provide them to the local community to stop people having to pay for them,” she said.
“We run the scheme and Morrisons provide everything that we need to run that scheme. Then our volunteers deliver the items.
“It’s been quite a good response. Morrisons said they’re happy to carry on supplying us until the scheme dies down.
“So while there’s still demand for it, they’ll keep working with us providing us with as much as we need.”
The products are available to anyone in South Holland, who can fill out a quick form with their name, address and number of people who need them.
This form can be found at https://airtable.com/shr3dLB9pRzi9Xsak
Miss Batterham believes the scheme, which has seen Little Miracles hand out more than 300 sanitary towels so far, is a very important one - and thinks they should be available from the NHS.
“People shouldn’t have to pay for them, and some families perhaps don’t have the budget to be able to provide them and get everything they should do,” she said.
“We’re grateful that Morrisons were able to give us the opportunity to be able to do this, because it means people can use their money on more important things they need.
“It means they don’t have to struggle to pay for feminine hygiene.”