Hartlepool company set to donate thousands more packs of sanitary products
A campaign against period poverty is picking up speed after a generous donation.
But the efforts of the firm, which provides sea, air and road freight services, caught the attention of an anonymous member of the town’s Gough family, who donated £500 to the cause.
Lyndsay Hogg, who founded the Hartlepool company together with her dad Graham Hogg in 2019, has said the money will help purchase more than 2,000 packs of sanitary towels.
Lyndsay said: “We were just overwhelmed and it’s great to know that other people see what we are doing as a worthwhile cause.
"Especially the donation coming from a man supporting females.
"We’re at a thousand packs now. We are hoping to purchase at least another thousand."
The products are distributed to people via support organisations such as Hartlepool Foodbank.
Lyndsay continued: “They have just been very thankful.
"A lot of people have said that it’s something that gets forgotten about.
"When you think of poverty, you obviously think of everything else, but it’s an essential need for a woman and it’s something that they do struggle for.
"We feel that it’s been overlooked, really.”
She added they want to reach as many women in the town that are in need: “If there are organisations out there in Hartlepool that they feel that they need any, if they get in touch with us, we would be happy to make donations to them as well.
"When we were at St Aidan’s there were queues of people outside, just waiting to collect their food.
"It took us aback a little bit to see how many people on our doorstep do need things like this.
"What started out as a small campaign and just a gesture of good will from us has turned into more of a campaign now.
"There is a couple of other businesses that are getting behind us.
"We’ve had a lot if individuals just knocking on the door with donations as well.”
The company can be contacted on (01429) 232809.