4th Year student Bimini Love has been delighted at the positive response her crowdfunding campaign ‘Street Cramps’ has received.
Having set up the campaign after noticing the rising number of homeless women on the streets in Cornwall and realising they needed help getting access to sanitary products, Bimini has now raised over £5,000 to help provide women all across Cornwall with enough sanitary products for a year.
With support from homeless charities across Cornwall, Bimini is now looking to get to work on packaging up the boxes and distributing them to resource centres for homeless women to collect.
“St. Petroc’s have been the main source of help, they’ve just been amazing really. They’re distributing the boxes from their resource centres in Truro and Penzance. But I will be working with other homeless charities across Cornwall to make sure we can help women all over Cornwall and not just in these two areas,” says Bimini.
Bimini, who set up the month-long campaign on 16 February, started with an initial target of £300 but after raising that in just the first day and receiving such a positive reaction, she realised her fundraising idea could go much further.
With support from local media and BBC coverage, Street Cramps is managing to raise awareness all across Cornwall and further, with the final donations raised totalling £5,432.
“It’s made me feel quite proud to know that people are actually using the boxes, and that something that was just an idea is now actually real,” says Bimini.
All money raised will be used to make up the boxes of sanitary products and will then be taken to various homeless charities to be distributed.
If you would still like to show Bimini your support and help Street Cramps, then you can still get involved! Bimini will be in the Truro Tesco’s Superstore this Saturday, 18 March with St. Petroc’s raising further funds, alternatively, you can donate sanitary products, or just spread the word! To find out more, visit Bimini’s Street Cramps Crowdfunding page.
See the BBC film released about the project below: