A Rhyl community hub is expanding its services to guarantee women from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to basic sanitary provisions.

Based in the Priest House in St Mary's church on Wellington Road, 4 the Community and Rhyl's Women Shed are spearheading the Moon Time project, providing feminine hygiene products for women and girls struggling to afford hygiene products.

Marie Mitchell, Moon Time and Women's Shed organiser: "We recognise people can already get sanitary products from places like food banks, but you need a referral and proof of need to be eligible.

"There are a lot of disadvantaged women and girls who have a lot of barriers between them and fulfilling their needs. Particularly if a young girl doesn't have the best relationship with school or has even been excluded - they still need sanitary provisions. We are offering an alternative for the women "

The project is being organised by Mrs Mitchell with fellow 4 the community staff members Kate Park and Jayne Jones, who also oversee the Men's Shed, Street Games, a youth club and a parent and toddler group.

The new project, which is funded in part personally by the three organisers and through donations from Rhyl businesses focuses on guaranteeing privacy for women seeking their services.

Mrs Mitchell said: "We wanted to offer completely discrete packages in plain white paper, to stop any possible embarrassment women might have in asking for sanitary products.

"It's also why we have decided to call them Moon Packs - it reflects the menstrual cycle without being too obvious.

"It means women can come in and have access to sanitary provisions without feeling exposed, so we can try and help women feel empowered by making sure they have access to basic health care supplies without the pressure."

The Moon Time project is open to anyone who requires assistance, and can be accessed by asking for any of the three organisers from 10am until 2.30pm, Monday to Friday and also from 4pm until 5.30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.