Hey Girls, the period poverty-busting, dignity-boosting social enterprise and friend of The Big Issue, is doing its bit to support women during the pandemic by redirecting some proceeds to help domestic abuse survivors.
Experts warned that the stay-at-home measures brought in to slow the spread of Covid-19 were likely to cause a spike in domestic violence reports – and the National Domestic Abuse helpline subsequently saw calls nearly double in just three weeks.
This pushed Musselburgh-based Hey Girls founder Celia Hodson and her team to do more while supporting the government’s #YouAreNotAlone campaign, highlighting the help available for survivors.
For every pair of the company’s red bikini period pants sold, £5 will go straight to women’s crisis shelters to help them support women forced out of their homes.
The Hey Girls classic red shorties and bikini period pants cost £14.95 and can be used “month after month”.
Your support saves lives. The Hey Girls team have come together to show #YouAreNotAlone, so why not take your own selfie and use the hashtag to light up our newsfeed like never before! ????❤️ You can also donate direct online! https://t.co/NXrNXtRmynpic.twitter.com/t6MCX7AQds
— Hey Girls (@HeyGirlsUK) May 15, 2020