Period poverty charity CEO to step down

The founder and chief executive of period poverty charity Bloody Good Period Gabby Edlin is to step down next month.

In a statement to supporters, she said that “this is not a decision I have taken lightly” adding she wanted to “move to pastures new”, at the end of May.

She added: “I am fortunate to have had the full support of the Board of Trustees, as well as my wonderful team who have overwhelmed me with support and love since I told them my decision. I leave behind me a strong and capable group of people and a gloriously joyful charity with a solid, exciting strategy.”

Edlin will be replaced by Rachel Grocott, who is responsible for the charity’s communications and fundraising.

“The past five and a half years has been the most exciting, rewarding and challenging time of my life” said Edlin.

“I am beyond proud to have built a smart, reliable, warm, competent, compassionate and creative team who ensure that nobody goes without period products, that asylum seeking and refugee women and people who menstruate get the menstrual education they deserve, and that periods are normalised and shame-free.

“Furthermore, I have had the absolute honour of building this organisation with committed and energetic volunteers, and been lucky enough to meet with and listen to the people we work with - the experts by experience - over the years via our dedicated and energetic partner centres and education programme.

“I know that our board of trustees will shepherd the charity into its next phase, with love, sensitivity and a whole lot of bloody excellent experience.”

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