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SHONA ROBISON MSP BACKS HYGIENE CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE LOCAL POVERTY

29 Nov 2017

 NEW INITIATIVE PROVIDES VITAL SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR WOMEN IN DUNDEE
 
Local MSP Shona Robison is giving her backing to the Hygiene Project, an initiative working to support women experiencing poverty and homelessness in Dundee.


Launched through the Positive Steps Partnership, the project provides free packs of sanitary products and toiletries at locations across the city, including the Lochee Community Hub, St Salvador’s Church, the Lifegate Community Café and more.


Since launching on September 1st this year, over 300 packs of hygiene products have been distributed to local women in Dundee. As well as providing either sanitary towels or tampons, each pack contains wipes and a deodorant.


On Friday, Ms Robison met with Michelle McGraw, the Hygiene Project Leader, to discuss the project and its impact locally. Commenting, the Dundee City East MSP said:


“It was a pleasure to learn more about this fantastic initiative, which is doing great work to tackle period poverty in Dundee. This is a huge support to local women in my constituency who may be experiencing financial difficulties – particularly as we head into the Christmas season and household budgets are squeezed.

 

“No woman in Dundee should have to experience period poverty, and I’m delighted to see these local efforts. I applaud Michelle and her team for the work that they’re doing and would encourage anyone interested to consider what they can contribute or how they get involved.”

 

The Hygiene Project is now looking to extend the project to include hygiene products for men over the Christmas season. All donations of hygiene products are welcome.

 

ENDS

 

NOTES:

 

Pictured: Michelle McGraw from the Hygiene Project (left) with Shona Robison MSP (right).

 

For more information, please visit:
• https://www.facebook.com/pg/PositiveStepsPartnership/

• https://positivesteps.org.uk/

 

Donations can be made at the Positive Steps offices at Swan House, 2 Explore Road, Dundee, DD2 1DX or through the JustGiving page at:

 

www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/positivestepspship/hygieneforthehomeless

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