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The all-women comedy night fighting period poverty one laugh at a time

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Buy tickets to this fundraising female comedy night and not only will you get to see some brilliantly funny women, but you can help fight period poverty, too. Win-win. 

Research shows that over 137,000 school girls in the UK are facing period poverty, missing school every month because they can’t afford to equip themselves with the sanitary products they need to get through their periods safely, hygienely and without embarrassment.

This is a shocking number, but according to the charity Bloody Good Period, this is just the tip of the iceberg. They say there’s an entire “forgotten community” of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, who also can’t afford sanitary products and desperately need help.

The charity supports those who need it by taking donations of tampons and pads and gives them to asylum seeker drop-in centres and food banks in London and the UK. But this October, the founders of the charity have chosen a hilarious way to raise funds for this important cause, by putting on a female-focused comedy night.

Bloody Funny is your chance to not only see some incredible female comedians do their thing on stage, support the women who continue to infiltrate this male-dominated industry and raise money for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers who need help with period supplies.

Hosting the evening will be Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, writer and actor who has performed on Live at the Apollo. She’ll be joined on stage by a huge host of talent including, Birthday Girls, male comedian Dane Baptiste, Ellie Taylor, Jess Fosteskew, Jenny Bede, Aisling Bea and Suzi Ruffell.

Apart from laughing yourself silly, you can help spread the word by buying yourself some Bloody Good merch and take part in the raffle to win some prizes.

All proceeds from the night will ensure more asylum seekers and refugees receive the period supplies and toiletries they deserve, so you can feel assured that by going along you’ll have done your good deed for the day.

The event will take place on 2 October at Conway Hall near Holborn in London and tickets are priced at £22.15. The last event like this back in February sold out in 24 hours, so we recommend snapping yours up as soon as possible. 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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