Whanganui Chronicle

A fundraiser is coming to town to help fight period poverty

It’s not every day a cause is fought for by filling a bag full of baby clothes but due to the efforts of two Whanganui women, the fight to end period poverty is under way.

The Fill-a-Bag fundraiser for The Good Fund is being run in 16 locations nationwide throughout June with Te Maari Barham and Kay Benseman hosting Whanganui’s event at 10 am on June 22 at St Peter’s Church Hall.

Barham said the fundraiser pulled together two things that were extremely important to her.

“It is about ensuring menstruating people in New Zealand have easy and affordable access to menstrual products and sustainability,” she said.

Myah Terrey, Gypsy Chant, Kathy Lee, Riah King-Wall, Te Maari Barham and Kay Benseman are all volunteering to be part of this Fill-a-Bag fundraiser.