Dignity Drive success

28th March 2017

News, Student news

Wadham students have raised more than £1,170 to buy sanitary products for poor and vulnerable people during Oxford Dignity Drive 2017.

  • Dignity Drive deliveries

    Laura Chapman delivers the sanitary products

Dignity Drive campaign organisers Isobel Cockburn (History of Art, 2014) and Laura Chapman (English, 2014) have used the funds to purchase much needed sanitary products for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Oxfordshire.

Laura Chapman and College Chaplain Wendy Wale delivered these products along with those donated by students across Oxford to food banks and asylum refuge centres across the Oxfordshire area including Oxford Foodbank, Fareshare ThamesValley and Oxford Asylum Welcome.

Laura and Isobel have been delighted with the success of the campaign and sent out a message of thanks to all those who contributed via their Facebook page.

Commenting on the project they said: “"We were really thrilled with how the 2017 drive went - the panel talk was a particular highlight with our three brilliant speakers, including Laura Coryton, founder of Stop Taxing periods. We had a great response, and it was very encouraging to get so many messages following the event from audience members who felt much more strongly about the issue than they had before. We were also really grateful for everyone's generosity throughout the week - the sheer volume of physical donations was overwhelming. Period poverty is an issue which is getting more and more coverage in the press, and hopefully Oxford Dignity Drive can continue to support those affected while campaigning for further change."

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