Two sensational 13-year-old students, Naima Khanom and Emma Chamberlain, from Wixams Academy are hosting a fundraising fete on Sunday 26 June from 13:00-16:00 in Wixams Village Hall partnering with local charity Caring for Humanity (charity Reg: 1186786) to raise funds and awareness of period poverty.
Two sensational 13-year-old students, Naima Khanom and Emma Chamberlain, from Wixams Academy are hosting a fundraising fete on Sunday 26 June from 13:00-16:00 in Wixams Village Hall. They are working in partnership with local charity Caring for Humanity (charity Reg: 1186786) to raise funds and awareness of period poverty.
Naima and Emma have set up the event as part of their bronze Duke Of Edinburgh Award activities and have been volunteering every Sunday to set up various fundraising projects, such as the upcoming period poverty fundraiser. They successfully raised over £200+ in their most recent fundraiser for Ukraine, in which they hosted a sensational Tombola within Wixams Academy. They also hosted a book sale in Great Denham Primary School in which they raised £102.60, the funds were utilised by Caring for Humanity to provide stationary, educational essentials and supplies.
Caring for Humanity is a registered UK charity as of 2018 and The aim is to assist people who are destitute, struggling, and seeking help. In 2019 and 2020 Caring for Humanity completed a winter blanket distribution in which they distributed hundreds of blankets amongst vulnerable individuals within Bangladesh. In 2022, Caring For Humanity completed a food distribution in Bangladesh in which they distributed various items of food within villages so that families can have access meals with ease. Following this Caring For Humanity then completed a food distribution in May 2022 in which they provided meals so that families could access hot meals and drinks. Caring For Humanity seeks to assist vulnerable individuals within Sylhet due to the struggles they are suffering because of the major flood which is occurring within this month.
Naima Khanom spoke about the upcoming fundraiser: “We created our campaign ‘Stand Up For Women’ to raise awareness of period poverty.”
Period poverty describes the inadequate access to crucial menstrual hygiene products that women and girls throughout the world face.
In the UK alone, one in seven young women has struggled to afford these essential products. Not having access to sanitary products can pose health threats, as well as having to miss school or work for inconveniences… Such crucial hygienic products make our lives easier, to the point in which we cannot endure our periods without them…That’s why we have decided to step up to make a change. Period poverty is not nearly talked about enough nor gets enough recognition.”
Emma Chamberlain commented on the upcoming fundraiser, “We first became aware of period poverty when we realised how lucky we are to have such seemingly basic necessities such as paracetamol and pads that we take for granted,”
The fundraising fete will take place at Lakeview Village Hall, Wixams on Sunday 26 June from 1pm until 4pm. There will be stalls offering cupcakes, premium jewellery, candy floss, food and drink, as well as books and gifts and a tombola.
You don’t need a ticket to enter, it is completely free entry!
Any support / donations are welcome
Bank name: APS Finance
Account name: Caring For Humanity
Sort Code: 08-71-99
Account number: 00254522
Company Name: Caring For Humanity
Contact Person: Ansar Khan
Address: E BLOCK, 27 SHAKESPEARE ROAD, BEDFORD, MK40 2DX, United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom