"Girls in the UK are missing school because they cannot afford sanitary protection"
"For homeless women, it really is that dreaded time of the month. With limited or no access to sanitary products, they're often forced to go without"
Norwich libraries have been running a service to provide free sanitary products to those who find themselves unable to afford them (no proof needed, no questions asked).
Visit any City library (Norfolk and Norwich Millennium library, Tuckswood, Earlham, West Earlham, Plumstead Road, Mile Cross or St Williams Way) and pick up an order form from the staff desk. Tick the products that you need, up to an equivalent of two full packs. Hand your form to a member of staff and receive your bag of items.
Starting in January, West Norfolk libraries (Dersingham, Downham Market, Gaywood, Hunstanton and King's Lynn) will also begin to collect donations of towels, tampons and bags for people to carry them, and will be making these available to those in need from February.
This project will also be launching at Thetford library on Saturday 6 January.
Please keep this service running by donating sanitary products to any of the libraries mentioned above.
For more information about the Tricky Period project click here.