International Women’s Day 2020 – members get together
One of our members, Carole Salthouse hosted celebration of IWD on Sunday 8th March. About 20 members attended along with a few brave husbands and we were all treated to excellent snacks and drinks. Member Vi Pritchard organised a quiz about famous women over the centuries and this was won by Maggie and Trevor Evans who went home with a smart box of chocolates. £60 was collected for the Empowering Girls in Nepal charity and this was added to at the Business Meeting on 10 March reaching a total donation of £100 for this month.
International Women’s Day 2020 – Crewe Women’s Day
As International Women’s Day approaches on March 8th we have been reflecting on how we can live the theme of Each for Equal and promote an equal, enabled world. How do we actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements? With this in mind, last Saturday we joined with other local women’s organisations at South Cheshire College for Crewe Women’s Day. There was a real buzz about the place, with charity stalls and events going on – including a showing of Ada, about local suffragette Ada Neild Chew, poetry, workshops with survivors of abuse. We celebrated local amazing women nominated by the community and pledged to do our best to enable women to be free to be ourselves. It was fun and meaningful and really uplifting.
Here we are having fun and earnest debate!