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Wiley’s Finest and OrganiCup partner to provide menstrual cups to end period poverty for girls in Ghana

From now until 1 October 2021, sustainable and ethical fish brand Wiley’s Finest UK will donate 20% of sales of each bottle of its Beginners DHA and Elementary EPA to School in a Bag’s Ghana initiative, which distributes bags filled with educational resources to disadvantaged children, and now OrganiCup will provide 400 menstrual cups to young women and their mothers through the programme.

A study found that 95% of girls in rural areas of Ghana reported missing school during their periods (Ghana-based NGO Sustainable Development Focus (SUDEF).

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Across all of Sub-Saharan Africa, it is estimated that one in 10 girls miss out on school while menstruating, adding up to as much as 20% of a school year (UNESCO).

“No girl or woman needs to be ashamed of their period, nor should they miss out on vital education.”

Soo Cieszynska, UK Brand Manager, OrganiCup

OrganiCup aims to reduce waste as well as end the stigma and shame around periods through education and awareness. The medical-grade silicone cups last for up to ten years and remove the need for sanitary pads and tampons, which often girls cannot afford.  

School in a Bag’s Ghana initiative will distribute the cups. The charity creates SchoolBags from discarded water sachets; bags of water that Ghanaians use by ripping the corner off of the sachets with their teeth and squirting the water into their mouths. Often the sachets are then discarded in the streets, causing litter and blocking the storm drains which, in turn, causes flooding, the damage of farmland crops and disease through stagnant water.


School in a Bag works with Ghanaian company Trashy Bags who employ locals to collect and wash the sachets. They are then sewn into SchoolBags and filled with educational resources. 87 water sachets are used to make each bag. As a result, streets and beaches are cleaned, jobs are created, littering is reduced through awareness and many Ghanaian children receive vital educational resources. Without the charity, thousands of children would have no paper or pens to learn with – relying simply on memory.

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Each SchoolBag costs just £20 and contains life-changing resources such as pencils, pens, colouring pencils, a math set, ruler, pencil case, exercise books, face mask and hygiene kit, water bottle, lunch box and Spork (a combined spoon and fork) and some of the charity’s projects include a LifeStraw; a personal and reusable drinking device which removes bacteria, virus and microplastics, ensuring children can drink safe, clean water.                            OrganiCup                                    School in a Bag


FOR TODDLERS: Wiley’s Finest Beginners DHA delivers nutrients that support the development of young bodies, including healthy eyes and immune function. Each serving offers 400 mg EPA and 250 mg DHA, plus vitamin D3 and MenaQ7®, an advanced form of vitamin K2 for optimal bone development. Natural Strawberry Watermelon Flavour. It is available online and from independent health food shops and pharmacists across the UK. £29.99 for 50 servings. 20% of sale price is donated directly to School in a Bag.

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FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN: Wiley’s Finest Elementary EPA provides essential vitamins and nutrients often lacking in the diet. Each serving offers 1000 mg EPA and 500 mg DHA Omega-3s fuel a child’s healthy brain to focus and support their natural bodily defences, along with FloraGLO® Lutein and Zeaxanthin support eye health and vision and Vitamins A, D3, and E to support healthy skin and immunity. Natural Mango Peach Flavor. It is available online and from independent health food shops and pharmacists across the UK. £29.99 for 25 servings. 20% of sale price is donated directly to School in a Bag.

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Luxury Date Nights Delivered to Your Door

Date nights just got easier with the launch of a new subscription box that will help couples fall in love all over again…every single month. Delivered straight to the door, Date Night is a monthly subscription box service that provides couples with everything they need to enjoy a date-night experience in the comfort of their own home.

Subscribers receive a stylish box that has been thoughtfully curated around a romantic theme. Each box contains a fully planned date, which is complemented by the selection of bespoke, artisan products, indulgent activities and playful games. The contents change with each delivery so couples can experience fun and imaginative dates every month with minimal preparation or planning.

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Entrepreneur Cherry Harker, 76, launches iconic sports swimwear brand

ZwimZuit – the fitness bikini that stays in place

At 76, Cherry Harker isn’t your usual entrepreneur. She has clothed Kylie Minogue and Lily Allen, beaten cancer twice, and is now shunning retirement to fulfil her lifetime goal by launching the sports performance swimwear brand ZwimZuit.

With an acute eye for fashion, Cherry, together with her daughter Tamarisk, a costume designer based in London, has created a range of fitness bikinis that suit active women with natural curves. The specialist neoprene material enables women to be as relaxed or active as they want to be, and not have to worry about a wardrobe malfunction.

The daughter of Rolls-Royce’s first test pilot, Ronnie Harker, Cherry used to holiday in the late 50s and early 60s in the South of France – Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez, alongside icons Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, and the notorious Christine Keeler, as well as writer Simone de Beauvoir, and artist Jean Cocteau.

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The groom who was a barman at his own wedding

When husband-to-be Andrew Booth built a wooden bar to serve drinks to his wedding guests, little did he know that he was also creating a successful business.
In 2014 Andrew Booth and his fiancée Rebecca began organising their rural wedding on Rebecca’s family’s farm in Cheltenham.
Andrew is an entrepreneur who has started his first business at the age of 18 and has since run mobile bars and beer flow services at The Oval cricket ground and O2 arena in London. He is also passionate about putting on a good party and so for his own wedding decided to build his own rustic bar from reclaimed floorboards and galvanised steel, complete with draught beer/cider dispense system. Using trusted staff to manage it on his big day, the bar was a great success. As a result, many of his guests requested to hire it for their own parties; and so Drinks By Dexter was born.

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Revolve24 – The 24 Hour Cycling Challenge at Brands Hatch

Revolve24 returns to host another closed-circuit 24-hour endurance event at Brands Hatch on 10-11 September 2016. The challenge offers the perfect combination of smooth asphalt, arduous climbs, exhilarating descents and a supportive festival atmosphere, designated pit garages, along with the thrill of riding on a world-class motor circuit.

Revolve 24 was launched with great success in 2015 by triple Olympic and World Championship cyclist Jason Kenny OBE and has since seen participant numbers soar. The 24hr event is open to soloists, duos and teams of four, six and eight riders. The 6-hour relay returns. New for 2016 is the track-based 12hr “Dusk ‘til Dawn’ challenge.

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