A WOMEN’S charity has been honoured for their work battling period poverty.

Fresh as a Daisy provides sanitary products for those who might otherwise go without, including families using food banks and those fearing domestic abuse and violence.

The charity was honoured with the inspirational community group award 2019 at Forever Manchester’s Birthday Party on Friday night.

Donna Ball, founder of Fresh as a Daisy, said: "Fresh as a Daisy is absolutely delighted to have been nominated and then win this prestigious Forever Manchester award for our Bolton campaign which is directed at supporting women and young girls experiencing period poverty.

"It’s an absolute fact that young girls are impacted at school due to the in affordability of products and I was amazed to read a BBC report recently that indicated girls' attendance at a school had improved by over a third solely due to the school providing free hygiene products."

Ms Ball and other charity workers attended the awards night and were thrilled to collect the prize.

She added: "This award has motivated the group to keep volunteering and growing our Daisy message ­— Every woman and girl in Bolton should have dignity and supplies during their menstrual cycle, it is the worst kind of inequality that sees a young impoverished school girl have to leave her place of education because she is ill equipped in such an area."

Daisy's volunteers collect, pack and distribute sanitary supplies and are supported by Bolton Council as well as companies like Auto Trader and CDL Software.