A socially committed organisation, the Fruitmarket values art as an agent of disruption and change and we work hard to break down barriers so that everyone can have access to visual art and culture. As such a partnership with Hey Girls seemed a perfect fit for us, and one that we hoped would get more people thinking and talking about the important issue of period poverty and period dignity in the UK. For the past six months Hey Girls have generously provided free products in our bathrooms for people coming to see our exhibitions, visit our bookshop and café; for community groups taking part in our events and workshops; and for our team of permanent and freelance staff. Although the Fruitmarket is about to close for redevelopment, our relationship with Hey Girls is important to us and we’ll look forward to shouting even louder with them when we reopen in 2020!
Fiona Bradley, Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery
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CMS in Scotland recently introduced period products to their Edinburgh office and will shortly be doing the same in Aberdeen.
The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Fruitmarket Gallery stands with Hey Girls every step of the way. Their ethos, bold ambition and willingness to take risks should be celebrated by everyone.
Period poverty affects thousands of women and girls every month in Manchester. Whilst great efforts are being made to end this injustice, we know we are also doing our bit by buying from social enterprises like Hey Girls.
We’re well aware that the sector as a whole needs to attract more women, and with partnerships like this, we can attract more talented people to come and work for Murphy.
By installing period products across all of our project sites, we have been able to break down the old fashioned taboo’s about periods whilst educating our people at the same time.