A period product collection event is being hosted at Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema this week.
The event is being hosted on January 29 at 6.30pm by The Free Period Charity, which aims to tackle period poverty across Nottinghamshire by donating products to charities that can distribute them to those in need.
In an interview with Notts TV, founder of the organisation, Claire Henson said: “In this day and age people should’t be without essential products that they need for their everyday life.”
Claire launched the organisation in March 2018 after hearing about similar movements in London and Manchester and thought that it would be highly beneficial in Nottingham.
Claire added: “As far as I’m concerned, period products are an essential item, they are not a luxury.”
Among the charities involved are: Nottingham Women’s Centre, POW Nottingham, The Arches Nottingham, Mansfield Food Bank and Framework Housing Association.
Sanitary towels, tampons and moon cups are all items that the organisation is encouraging members of the public to donate.
The event is hosted on a monthly basis at the Broadway Cinema and Homemade Cafe at Nottingham’s Forest Recreation Ground.
End Period Poverty Nottingham is another organisation that is campaigning locally to end period poverty.
Whether watching a film or just in the area, grab some extra products on your next shop and stop by at the Broadway Cinema.