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Preston woman helps force Deliveroo to add period products to Aldi deliveries

Posted on - 5th February, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Laura Jayne Ward has been at the forefront of Aldi putting sanitary items on Deliveroo

A Preston woman has helped make getting period products delivered easier for women.

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A post from Laura Jayne Ward on a Facebook page has led to Aldi putting sanitary items on their Deliveroo options.

Laura had a brain hemorrhage in September last year. This led to her driving licence being revoked, leaving her with limited access to shops during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laura said she had ordered using Deliveroo before and had noticed that Aldi didn’t offer period products on the service, however she hadn’t thought much of it.

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When Laura went back to order again, she noticed they were still not available and posted a light-hearted comment on a Facebook group.

Laura told Blog Preston: “They are not the only shop that don’t do it, me and my friend have both been struggling to find period products.

“I put a comment on the page saying I loved it but no period products were there and it caused uproar!”

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She joked: “They had toothpaste, two types, and alcohol available!

“It was only innocent (the post), but some people were going into it saying that it’s anti-women, I’m sure it was just that someone didn’t think to put them on!”

From Thursday 4 February sanitary products were made available on the app. Laura added: “I couldn’t have done it without the other ladies.

“Positives vibes, positive change.”

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An Aldi spokesperson said: “We want to ensure our products reflect the needs of our customers. As such, we are making a range of sanitary products available through the Deliveroo app from this Thursday.”

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