Mount Carmel were delighted to have a visit from past pupil Clegg Bamber who was honoured with an MBE in the Queen's honours list for his services to education.
Clegg has been recognised for his work with Anna Miles founding the Red Box Project which provides free period products to schools.
Clegg and Anna started the Red Box Project when Clegg was in his final year at university after discovering that period poverty wasn’t just an issue in lower to middle income nations but that it was also experienced by as many as 1 in 10 young people in the UK.
They decided that action needed to be taken, and now support more than 5,800 schools and colleges across the UK to access free period products. The project has expanded globally and supports young people in Moldova, Poland, US, Ireland, Jersey, Hong Kong and the Isle of Man.
In 2019 the charity launched a legal campaign against the Government and secured a policy change, meaning from January 2020 all schools and colleges had access to free period products, paid for by the Department for Education.
Clegg currently works as External Affairs manager for a government body who direct funding for research and innovation. He is the Director of the Free Periods campaign and co-founder of the Red Box Project.
Clegg spoke to a group of Mount Carmel pupils about his career, charity work and his participation in COP26, Glasgow 2021. He also explained how being a pupil at Mount Carmel helped to shape his career path.