“This is going to be a fun and glamorous morning as a celebration of Women’s Month while raising funds for packs of Subz Pants and Pads. The distribution of these reusable pads through Project Dignity will empower South African schoolgirls, freeing them from the economic burden of buying sanitary pads monthly, or missing school because they can’t afford them,” explained Sue Barnes, founder of Subz Pants and Pads.
Barnes established Subz Pants and Pads as an economically and environmentally preferable option to disposable sanitary pads. She was prompted to research reusable sanitary pads when she learnt that the education of thousands of South African schoolgirls was interrupted monthly because of a lack of access to sanitary wear. Project Dignity was launched as an NPO extension of the company, raising funds for the donations of Subz packs to disadvantaged schoolgirls across the country. The Subz Spring Fling High Tea will be the first Subz-hosted fundraising initiative for the NPO.
“We are very excited to be welcoming marine conservation expert, and a true icon for female empowerment, Pam le Noury, as guest speaker for this fundraising event,” continued Barnes. “She is committed to educating people about the importance of sustainability, which aligns with the Subz ethos, and is keen to be involved in our ongoing effort to promote dignity for all young women.”
Marine scientist, PADI dive instructor, zodiac skipper, sailor and committed ocean conservationist, Pam Le Noury, will enthral guests at the High Tea with her talk entitled ‘Ocean Conservation’.
“I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with Subz and create more awareness about the importance of sustainable options. The work Subz is doing really resonates with me – they’re directly addressing the issue of managing waste creation,” explained Pam. “I’m going to be discussing the key issues of ocean conservation and what individuals can do in their everyday lives to help. We’ll touch on topics such as avoiding single-use straws and other plastics, as well as sustainable seafood options.”
The tickets to the Subz Spring Fling High Tea are R275 per person. To book your place, email brenda@subzpads by Friday, 31 August. If possible, please bring a pack of girls’ panties (ages 13 to 14 and up) to donate on the day.
Project Dignity offers companies and individuals with many opportunities to support those in need with reusable Subz Pants and Pads donations. Visit the website www.projectdignity.org.za for more information about the work being done to help uplift and empower South African girls.