News | 18.07.22

Thrillseekers make a splash at watersports event for Hey Girls

Port Edgar watersports

Thrillseekers at a Scottish social enterprise made a splash at a recent event for Hey Girls, raising more than £800 to fund the fight against period poverty.

The team at Port Edgar Watersports CIC held its “No Buoys Allowed” challenge on May 29, aiming to promote a more inclusive environment in the world of watersports.

More than 50 women took part in the free sessions at the Queensferry-based sports centre, donating £870 to Hey Girls in the process.

Sessions included paddleboarding, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking.

Port Edgar Watersports

Daisy Williams, Partner and Contracts Manager at Hey Girls, said: “We are so thankful to Port Edgar Watersports CIC for their support.

“It looks like everyone had a fantastic day braving the Firth of Forth waters for such a good cause. All of us hope they had lots of fun.

“Events like these really help us in our fight to end period poverty here in the UK and provide more people with access to free, safe and hygienic period products.”

The day also tied in with World Sailing’s Steering the Course Festival, a similar worldwide event highlighting the barriers women face taking part in watersports.

Port Edgar Watersports

Port Edgar Watersports CIC was already a happy customer of Hey Girls, believing firmly in our message to fight back against period poverty and improve education around reproductive health.

Roisin Fleming, Volunteer Coordinator at Port Edgar Watersports CIC, said: “When we were looking for an organisation to support, Hey Girls was a no brainer.

“As a woman in watersports, I understand how much of a barrier periods can be – whether it’s a lack of access to products or feelings of embarrassment.

“These can all make the world of watersports seem so inaccessible for women, which is why we are so excited to be working with Hey Girls on this project.”

If you or your business would like to host a fundraising event for Hey Girls and join in the fight against period poverty, contact us here.