About Bloody Good Period
Everyone deserves a bloody good period, and here at Bloody Good Period we’ve spent the last five years getting essential period products to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford or access them. Now war in Ukraine is highlighting and worsening the global refugee crisis, with 5 million people estimated to be displaced by this conflict alone – meaning that more people will need support to access essential items, including menstrual supplies. In the UK the cost of living crisis will push more people into making impossible choices between food, heating, nappies or other essentials, and period products. So now more than ever, your support is vital – and bloody appreciated.
Bloody Good Period provides menstrual products to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t afford them. We’ve worked with more than 100 partnering drop in centres, women’s groups and food banks throughout the UK. We also provide a burgeoning education programme which works with those groups to establish excellent menstrual, sexual and reproductive health literacy in refugee communities.
Gabby Edlin founded Bloody Good Period in October 2016, when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue Asylum Seeker Drop In Centre. She realised that period products were only being supplied in “emergencies”, or not at all. Periods are of course every month, and they should never feel like an emergency, so she set about collecting products to ensure that centres throughout the UK could sustainably supply to their clients without worrying shame, worry, or lack of funding.
Menstrual products are essential – and unlike toilet paper, are not free in public areas (or in GP clinics, like condoms), leaving many to go without pads and tampons, using toilet paper, rags, socks, or nothing at all.
If the most vulnerable people in our society do not have access to these essential products, this can severely negatively impact the rest of their life.
Please donate here to ensure we can carry on getting people to need them. Donations made between 8th and 15th March will be doubled – meaning even more bloody good periods.