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Donation from Asda in Newark helps Newark College to stay fully stocked with sanitary products as part of campaign to end period poverty





A college running a campaign to end period poverty has received donations from a supermarket.

Newark College has many on-campus initiatives to support students throughout their studies, which aim to remove any barriers that can impact on learning.

For some students, sanitary products such as tampons and pads may not be something they are able to afford and can lead to discomfort and embarrassment, and so through a non-means-tested food bank on the site, these vital products can be accessed for free.

Asda have donated sanitary products to Newark College to help with their 'end period poverty' campaign. Credit: Newark College.
Asda have donated sanitary products to Newark College to help with their 'end period poverty' campaign. Credit: Newark College.

Now, the college gratefully received a donation of sanitary products from Asda in Newark this week, to contribute to the period poverty campaign.

It is vital that students have continuous access to these amenities and thanks to strong, local partnerships these products are regularly restocked.

Last year the head of Newark College, Penny Taylor MBE, was honoured to receive the Good for Me Good for FE Staff Volunteer of the Year Award at the House of Lords.

This recognition was in recognition of the dedication by Lincoln and Newark College for their efforts in tackling social issues such as food and period poverty, encouraging volunteering opportunities, and spearheading social action projects to support students.

Penny said: “We were absolutely delighted to be recognised nationally for our efforts at the Good for Me Good for FE awards for providing students with the best possible opportunities.

“Learning can be prohibitive when considering social and economic factors, which is why we extend support beyond the classroom with our on-campus initiatives to give students access to good education.”

Newark College say they are committed to breaking down barriers and creating an inclusive environment which enables students to focus on their education and personal growth.

By providing support outside of the learning environment, every student has the resources and support necessary to thrive academically.



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