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Preston North End providing free sanitary products at Deepdale to help combat period poverty

Posted on - 29th April, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Health, Preston News, Preston North End, Proud Preston
PNE will be providing free sanitary products at its stadium Pic: Ian Robinson / Preston North End
PNE will be providing free sanitary products at Deepdale Pic: Ian Robinson / Preston North End

Preston North End and Preston North End Community and Education Trust have partnered with Citron Hygiene to offer free sanitary pads and tampons at Deepdale.

A vending solution will be installed in every female toilet inside the stadium to offer free sanitary products and thus remove any potential barriers preventing people from attending home matches at Deepdale.

Period poverty is the lack of access to menstrual products and sanitation facilities, which can cause both physical and mental health problems.

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It also affects children and their access to education, with an estimated 137,000 children across the UK having missed school days as a result of period poverty.

The issue of period poverty is said to have amplified in the UK since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic two years ago, according to the charity, Bloody Good Period.

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Deputy Chief Executive of Preston North End Community and Education Trust, Harriet Creighton-Levis, said: “As the official charity of Preston North End, it is our duty to improve the lives of those in Preston and the surrounding areas, and as part of that, we endeavour to tackle the health inequalities affecting people across our city.

“Period poverty is a pertinent issue which continues to impact women of all ages both in the UK and around the world.

“We believe in equality for women across all areas of society and we are determined to remove the potential barrier of a lack of access to sanitary products for our participants and supporters at Deepdale.

“Therefore, we have introduced the initial step of the Citron Hygiene vending solution being installed across women’s toilets inside the stadium, which we hope will prevent any vulnerable women from having to choose between attending a match or staying at home.”

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