Our Partnership With Hey Girls

Penstripe is partnering with Hey Girls to further the fine work done by the community interest company in eradicating period poverty in the UK.

The Hey Girls (www.heygirls.co.uk) mission is for every period product they sell to donate another to someone in need.  Since 2018, they have donated 19 million products, but there’s still loads more to do, which is why Penstripe is very keen to support their work into 2022 and beyond.

The team at our sister company, SaniStation, had already developed the free-dispense Period Products Dispenser in collaboration with NHS Grampian in Scotland.  It was an easy conversation to add in the Hey Girls period products and develop a unique offer for private and publicly funded organisations across the UK.

Celia Hodson, CEO & Founder of Hey Girls, said:

“We supply a range of schools, colleges, universities and workplaces across the UK with our sustainable period products. Having a new SaniStation dispenser that limits cross contamination is a great option for our customers’ washrooms for people to access free period products in a Covid-safe way.”

Period poverty is still a rising social issue, with an estimated 1 in 10 people* struggling to access period products, with this figure rising to 3 in 10 during the pandemic.

Chris Anderson, Director of Pointer Group, owner of the Penstripe and SaniStation brands, said:

“We developed the Period Products Dispenser as a response to the challenges NHS Grampian had in dispensing these vital products safely to their patients, visitors and staff. It’s fantastic we can now partner with Hey Girls in furthering the reach of this important message into UK schools.”

Please drop us a line to info@penstripe.co.uk (or use the form below) if you would like any further information on this exciting new partnership or visit www.heygirls.co.uk to find out more about this important cause.

* 1 in 10 girls have been unable to afford sanitary wear | Plan International UK (plan-uk.org)

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