Social Action

We encourage all sections to get involved in our social action projects. Every 2 years we ask our members to vote on region social action projects based on issues or topics that we know matter to them.

Social Action Projects

Current Social Action Projects

Period products for
homeless women

As homeless women* have limited or no access to period products, they are often forced to go without. Through this initiative, we can donate period products to help those most in need.

*We recognise that not all people who have periods identify as women, and not all women have periods.

End Period Poverty

Bras for Against
Breast Cancer

This project takes unwanted or unloved bras to raise vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research, as well as giving them a new lease of life in developing countries, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally. This venture keeps many families in developing countries out of poverty, whilst also employing people in the UK.

Against Breast Cancer

How can you get involved?

We’d love for units all over the region to get involved in collecting bras and period products for our two chosen projects. Please note, period products must be in unopened, external packaging and in date in order to be accepted. You can either drop off your donations at one of our drop off points below, or you could host a drop off point at your local guide hut or other building. For period products, you just need a large box in which to collect them. Bra banks can be requested at – please follow their instructions carefully for collecting and returning bras.

Drop-off points

We have drop off points all around the region, with more due to be added very soon. See the list below for your nearest drop-off point:


    • Girlguiding North West England – Region HQ, Guiding Road, Preston PR2 5PD
    • Girlguiding Cheshire Forest – The Lodge, Pettypool Activity Centre, Pool Lane, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2DR
    • Girlguiding Cumbria South – Touring
    • Girlguiding Greater Manchester West – Bras – Dunelm Mill, St Mary’s Way, Stockport SK1 2HU and Dunelm Mill, Green Street, Radcliffe M26 3ED. Period products – Touring (please take your donations to your next county event or training)
    • Girlguiding Lancashire Border – County HQ, 100 Shepherd Cross Street, Bolton BL1 3BY
    • Girlguiding Lancashire West – Poulton Guide Centre, Station Road, Poulton-le-Fylde and Thornton Methodist Church, Victoria Road East, Thornton-Cleveleys (bras only)
    • Girlguiding Merseyside – Rainhill Guide House, Corner of Stoney Lane/Old Lane, Rainhill L35 0LY
    • Girlguiding Sefton – Please contact the county commissioner for more information –
    • Girlguiding Cheshire Border – Please email
    • Girlguiding Wirral – Hadlow Fields Activity Centre, Neston CH64 2UN

Need more information?
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