A social enterprise partnering with London Heathrow Airport is celebrating after donating 30 million period products to vulnerable people.

Social enterprise Hey Girls, which aims to eradicate period poverty in the UK, reached the major milestone this month after just five years of trading.

Hey Girls operates on a “buy one, donate one” model, meaning for each box of period products purchased, a box is donated to community partners such as foodbanks, homeless shelters and women’s refuges. Partners in the aviation sector include London Heathrow Airport and Skyscanner.

Louise Brown, head of digital workplace at Heathrow, said: "Our partnership with Hey Girls has been incredibly beneficial to our colleagues, and we have been flooded with positive feedback since we first introduced their dispensers.

"It means so much to us to provide these products and ensure they are accessible to all.

"A huge congratulations to everyone at Hey Girls for this phenomenal achievement."

In addition to selling period products, the Hey Girls team also lobbies governments and local authorities.

Celia Hodson founded the business with her daughters Kate and Bec after the family personally experienced the hardships of period poverty. One in 10 people in the UK are affected by period poverty, a situation that has worsened with the economic crisis.

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