Join us at our sewing workshops

Workshops

​Freedom4Girls work with a fantastic network of volunteers to sew, assemble and distribute resusable, washable ‘Days for Girls‘ sanitary kits. Days for Girls are an international charity whose volunteers make and distribute thousands of kits each year to girls in need; together with menstrual hygeine education, these kits are invaluable in helping keep girls both in developing countries and in the UK in school, and play a key role in the fight against period poverty.

We run monthly kit-making workshops from 1-4pm on the 1st Saturday of each month at:

Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Ln, Leeds LS7 3LW

We welcome all volunteers and the workshops are always a fun, relaxing and productive way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Whilst experienced sewists are invaluable, we always have plenty of marking, cutting and kit-assembling tasks for non-sewers!

If you would like to join us at a workshop, please drop-in, or if you are interested in hosting your own workshop (with our support, of course), please contact us!

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 contact us 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!

As many of you know, we are a very small voluntary-led organisation. We already have one member of our team in self-isolation, so are running on low capacity. However, 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