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The Feminist Society has developed a relationship with the local charity Pilton Community Health Project. This organisation supports and enables local people to improve their own health and create a healthy community and environment through providing counselling, cooking classes, GP liaison, and a crèche whilst using these services. The project also organises group activities to bring vulnerable and lonely people from diverse backgrounds together as well as providing easy access to free food for those in food poverty.
The pupils in the Feminist Society recently attended a fundraising event at PCHP which was a response to their having their Scottish Government funding cut substantially this year, which puts some of these services at risk. The pupils met people who had benefited from their services and who spoke very movingly about how it had improved their lives.
As a result of this event, our pupils have decided to organise a food collection for PCHP to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8th March. The items most needed in Pilton are tins of vegetables, rice, sanitary towels, sugar, nappies, pasta, packets of cereal, toiletries.