It has been increasingly reported that as many as 1/3 of young people who menstruate struggle to access or afford sanitary products. We want to end period poverty in Cambourne by providing free access to sanitary products for young peole who need them, in a way that is easy and discreet.
Thanks to funding from In Kind Direct and the County Council's Community Reach Fund, we are putting together bags containing sanitary products which will be available for young people in Cambourne. Any young person can ask at the Soul Youth Centre for a Blue Bag, and be given a bag with no questions asked. These are available any time the building is open, which over the summer includes during the Tuesday lunchtime sessions from 12.00-2.30pm for those aged 16-19. Blue Bags will also be available from any youth worker on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30-5.00pm on the sports field next to the youth centre as part of our summer activities for young people of all ages.
We are also liasing with local primary and secondary schools for bags to be available in-school, and will update this page as more details are confirmed.
In order to help this project to be sustainable, we rely on the support of the local community. If you would like to volunteer to pack the Blue Bags or are able to give a financial donation, please get in touch with us here. If you would like to donate new, unopened sanitary products for us to use in the Blue Bags, you can find donation points at the Co-op in Upper Cambourne and at Morrisons in Great Cambourne.