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Teen boys to join fundraising ‘Menstrual cycle’

Teen boys to join fundraising ‘Menstrual cycle’

Saturday 28 May 2022

Teen boys to join fundraising ‘Menstrual cycle’

Saturday 28 May 2022


Victoria College boys will be among those supporting a fundraising cycle tomorrow to generate funds for sustainable period pads for every Year 6 girl.

Now in its second year, The Menstrual Cycle Bike Ride is taking place at Les Quennevais on Sunday 29 May, from 11:30 until 13:30, and all islanders are being invited to take part.

Now in its second year, The Menstrual Cycle Bike Ride is taking place at Les Quennevais on Sunday 29 May, from 11:30 until 13:30, and everyone is welcome.

The cycle has been organised by the Jersey Sustainable Period Project alongside Soroptimist International Jersey.

Explaining why encouraging the uptake of greener period products is so important, Inpirational Woman of the Year 2021/22 Louise Carson of ‘Journey to Zero Waste Jersey’, commented:  “It is not very well known that one pack of pads is the equivalent to five plastic bags. 

“With menstrual products being the fifth most common item found on Europe’s beaches, more common than single use coffee cups, cutlery or straws, we all need to be proactively using sustainable alternatives. We have also seen evidence of these on our local beaches too.”

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Pictured: The Menstrual Cycle will fund sustainable period products for local schoolgirls.

Among those supporting tomorrow’s fundraising cycle ride will be students from Victoria College.

“As a keen cyclist myself, when I heard about this project I was inspired to be involved and put it to the Victoria College students to do so, too," commented Headteacher Dr Gareth Hughes.

"Our student leadership team relished the concept of joining The Menstrual Cycle to support the fantastic initiative of providing Year 6 girls with a sustainable period pack."

Meanwhile, Move More Jersey has organised an Easy Going Breeze Bike Ride to support the fundraising endeavour, while EVie will be providing 10 bicycles at Les Quennevais for anyone without one who wants to be involved in the Menstrual Cycle.

Donations can be made on the day or online HERE.

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