SCOTS are being invited to get involved in the first-ever Bloody Big Brunch to tackle period poverty.

Taking place in The Wee Guy's cafe in Glasgow, the event will see patrons swap a box of tampons for a Bloody MMary.

All tampons and pads received will be donated to The Trussell Trust in a bid to help women who can't afford to buy sanitary products.

The event, on Saturday, March 10, has been created by WIRE, a creative agency in the city.

Lee Beattie, Director of Wire, the creative agency behind the event, said: “Aunt Flo, the blob, on the rag - we all have our nicknames for that time of the month.

"But it’s time to remove the taboo of talking about periods so we can talk about period poverty.

“Taxed as a non-essential luxury item, the reality is that sanitary products should be a basic essential available to all women.

"So we’re using an actual luxury - brunching with a Bloody Mary in hand to shine a light on this massive issue that lots of people, women and

men, don’t know much about.

“Nobody should feel shame about menstruation, nor should they have to resort to uncomfortable substitutes or no sanitary products at all.

"By getting bloody talking over a Bloody Mary, we can start helping those in need - and putting pressure on the government for change.”

The Trussell Trust has previously reported stories of women using old clothes, toilet paper and newspapers as alternatives solutions – or rely on friends and food banks for period wear.

The Bloody Big Brunch will tour the rest of the UK, popping up in bars and cafes throughout the year

Those unable to attend the events are being encouraged to host their own Bloody Big Brunch at home.

Taking place at The Wee Guy’s between noon and 4pm, the Bloody Big Brunch welcomes everyone and will also feature DJ sets from Glasgow’s top indie club night, Pretty Ugly and spoken word from award-winning writer Cat Hepburn.

The Wee Guy’s have created a menu of brunch treats, ranging from £3 - £7.

Non-alcoholic Virgin Bloody Marys will also be available.

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