The Red Box Project Rossendale Coordinator Samara Barnes has been awarded the title of: Rossendale Woman of the Year

Photo Credit: Accrington Rossendale College

It gives us a huge amount of pride to announce that our incredible volunteer coordinator, Samara Barnes, has been awarded: Rossendale Woman of the Year for the truly inspiring commitment she has given to supporting others in our community.

Samara contacted us just over a year ago. At the time, she was 40 weeks pregnant and wanted to get involved in The Red Box Project after listening to a Guilty Feminist podcast which discussed the issues around period poverty. Passionate from the start, Samara, is someone you want on your team. As well as being kind, committed, driven and passionate she is also one of the most brilliant people you could hope to meet. Kind to the core.

A year into the project and Samara now coordinates and supports a whooping 57 educational settings; including, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs. She has galvanised her generous community into action and has 20 donation drop off points established. A number which is ever growing, as more and more people want to help and support the work Samara is doing.

This project was founded on kindness and respect for others. Samara lives by that ethos every day, supporting other coordinators as they begin their new projects and offering help and wise words to those that need it, including us!

Samara, you are the epitome of all that is good in the world. Selfless in your efforts to help other people and we are so overjoyed to see that you have been recognised for all that you do.

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