Yoga enthusiasts crack down on period poverty

Yoga enthusiasts helped women in the borough facing so-called period poverty by collecting sanitary products in a special campaign.

Thursday, 4th July 2019, 10:07 am
Yoga enthusiasts crack down on period poverty

Participants in a special session at Fit ‘n’ Funky Ladies Gym in Atherton raised awareness of people on the breadline who cannot afford sanitary towels and other vital products.

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Toni Aspinall, who ran the class, collected more than 5,000 products to be distributed at Atherton and Leigh Foodbank thanks to her pupils, yoga clients and supportive businesses.

She said: “Many women and girls simply don’t have the spare money to pay for sanitary products.

“As a woman with two girls I can’t imagine how difficult that must be.”