The Buttermarket, is proud to announce the launch of “Ask for Poppy,” an initiative aimed at addressing the issue of period poverty in the local community. The Buttermarket is committed to providing free feminine hygiene products to those in need, ensuring that no person in Ipswich has to endure the challenges of period poverty alone.
Period poverty remains a significant problem that affects individuals from all walks of life. It hampers the ability of individuals to access basic sanitary products, resulting in adverse consequences for their health, well-being, and overall quality of life. The Buttermarket is taking a proactive approach to combat this issue by introducing the “Ask for Poppy” campaign.
Buttermarket staff members have been trained and equipped to provide assistance to those seeking help. Visitors can approach any Buttermarket staff member and ask for Poppy to access the necessary products discreetly and without judgement.
By implementing the “Ask for Poppy” campaign, The Buttermarket aims to create a supportive environment where people experiencing period poverty feel comfortable and empowered to seek assistance. The provision of free feminine hygiene products through this initiative is an essential step in eliminating the stigma surrounding periods and ensuring that everyone has access to the essentials they need for their personal care.
‘We are thrilled to launch the ‘Ask for Poppy’ campaign at The Buttermarket.’ Said Rebecca Bird, the Centre Manager at The Buttermarket. ‘It is our firm belief that no one should have to face the challenges of period poverty. With this initiative, we aim to provide a safe and welcoming space where individuals can access free feminine hygiene products without any barriers. We encourage everyone in Ipswich to join us in supporting this campaign and help create a community that fosters equality and dignity for all.
The Buttermarket encourages community members, businesses, and organisations in Ipswich to support the “Ask for Poppy” campaign by spreading awareness and sharing information about the initiative. By working together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by period poverty and contribute to building a more equitable society.
Empire Cinemas, Superbowl, Grape Tree and ShopMobility are also now signed-up to the initiative.