Barnsley College’s Donate/Take initiative has raised £822 to buy sanitary products to end period poverty for students by holding a luxury raffle.

The initiative was set up by Art, Design and Fashion Tutorial Team Leader Katharine Jackson and Tutorial Learning Mentor Moz Khokhar. Donate/Take boxes have been placed in female toilets across the College campuses where staff and students can donate sanitary products that can then be taken by those who are in need.

Katharine said: “We have students who don’t come to College when they are menstruating as they don’t have the means to support themselves during this time. Having an open and approachable attitude to talking and supporting students during their period removes the stigma and taboo around this subject.”

The project’s latest fundraising initiative saw them run a College wide luxury raffle where incredible prizes, including a 32gb iPad, could be won by staff and students. The prizes were donated by College departments and local businesses such as Barnsley Morrisons Supermarket and Churchfield Dental Centre.

Moz added: “The funds raised will enable the Donate/Take initiative to support learners’ attendance and achievement throughout their time at College. The luxury raffle also raised further awareness about the initiative, as it gave people buying the tickets chance to ask questions and gain better understanding of the purpose. We had some very generous donations from departments, individuals and external companies, which helped make the raffle the success it was. We would like to thank everyone who bought tickets and all those who donated prizes.”


You may also be interested in these articles:

Register, Login or Login with your Social Media account:


Newsroom Activity

Stephen Kellie has published a new article: Trade Roles: The Need for Diversity and Equality 6 hours 46 minutes ago
Solvendis added a new event yesterday

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

A provider’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) plays a critical role in its approach to safeguarding its learners, training its staff, providing...

  • Wednesday, 22 April 2020 10:00 AM
  • Wolverhampton, Solvendis Client Centre

The FE News Channel gives you the latest breaking news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation.

Providing trustworthy and positive news and views since 2003, we publish exclusive peer to peer articles from our feature writers, as well as user content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, webinars, video interviews and news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

 RSS IconRSS Feed Selection Page