Fundraising Superstars!

We have had some absolutely wonderful people fundraising for us recently, so we wanted to use this post to say a huge…

Thanks
Saskia

First up, we have Saskia, who is running a half marathon in order to raise money for Freedom4Girls on the 9th of May! She has absolutely smashed her fundrasing target of £25o and has so far (on the 26th April) raised a whopping £1098 for us! WHAT A STAR! Thank you so much to Saskia and everyone who has sponsored her – all of your generosity will go a long way in helping us to tackle Period Poverty!

Kira-before

Next up, we have Kira, who livestreamed shaving her head on the 8th of April! We hope that Kira had a lovely birthday, what a way to celebrate! She has supported both Freedom4Girls and the Little Princess Trust, and has raised a HUGE £1200 for Freedom4Girls. We couldn’t be more grateful!

We asked Kira about her decision to support Freedom4Girls and here’s what she said:

“I wanted to support a charity that campaigned for women and was also campaigning to break taboos and stigma surrounding women’s issues. The more I researched, the more I realised how much of an issue period poverty was in the UK as well as abroad. I love how Freedom4Girls tackle both the practical issues women face as well as offering education and support around menstruation. I am also a big fan of  environmentally sustainable products and love that this is something that F4G supports as well.”

Lastly, we’d like to extend this thank you to everyone who has fundraised for us and supported us during this challenging past year! As a small but ambitious charity, we really appreciate all the support we’ve received during the pandemic, and we hope that we can see all of your lovely faces at some in-person events as soon as we are able!

Team F4G x​

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Unsurprisingly, we’ve made the decision to cancel our sewing workshops until further notice. However, if any of our volunteers would like to continue sewing at home, we’ll happily provide fabric, templates etc for you to do so. Please send us a message or drop us an email for more info (info@freedom4girls.co.uk). Our upcoming trips to Kenya and Uganda will almost certainly need to be postponed, so we’re taking this as an opportunity to build up a good supply of period packs for later in the year!

We are also aware that the current levels of panic-buying have left many shelves empty of period products. If you’re in need, please let us know and we will help you. We will be restricting supplies to 1 or 2 packs per person, and if you can normally afford to buy products, we ask that you give us a small donation so that we can replenish our supplies once things calm down a bit. Over the next week we hope to establish pick-up points so that we aren’t inundated with requests, so watch this space!

In these uncertain times we are as determined as ever to ensure that everyone has access to safe period products and will continue to provide those in need throughout the Leeds area to the best of our ability.

Stay strong and safe,

The F4G team x