In support of The Poverty Alliance's Challenge Poverty Week, Ore Valley Housing Association distributed 60 feminine hygiene packs throughout Cardenden this week.

The affordability of sanitary and hygiene products continues to be an issue for a lot of women in our community, but is not necessarily one that is spoken about openly. By distributing these packs Ore Valley not only hopes to encourage conversation about this need, but also to alleviate hygiene costs this month and to remind women that self-care is important for their well-being.

Each pack included a variety of sanitary products, hygiene wipes, a toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo and were made possible with the support from the local Cardenden Co-op, the local Tesco Express, the Cardenden Environment Group and In Kind Direct – an organisation that re-distributes surplus consumer goods to charities of which Ore Valley Housing Association are members.

Challenge Poverty Week