Inspirational women to be celebrated
Published by James Allan for Salix Homes in Housing
A social housing provider is celebrating the women of Salford in honour of International Women’s Day.
Salix Homes has joined forces with Salford City Council and local community groups Women Working Together and Women of the World to celebrate the inspirational females who are making a difference in our communities.
International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on 8 March, has been observed across the world for more than 100 years and aims to promote equality and recognise the achievements of women.
To mark the occasion in Salford, Salix Homes is supporting two celebratory events in Broughton.
The first is a Time for a Cuppa fundraising event at Broughton Community Hub on Rigby Street on Thursday, March 7 from 9.30am till 12noon. Visitors can look forward to a raffle, as well as singing and dancing. All proceeds from the event will go to a dementia charity.
The second event takes places at the Church of the Ascension, Clarence Street, off Lower Broughton Road on Wednesday, 13 March from 11.30am to 3pm.
Activities on the day will include beauty therapy sessions, exercise demonstrations, prize bingo, food tasting, hand massage and jewellery making workshops.
Visitors can also try their hand at the winter sport curling and tea, coffee and cake will be served.
Sue Sutton, director of customer and neighbourhood services at Salix Homes, said: “Every year on International Women’s Day thousands of events are held across the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.
“Women in Salford are achieving incredible things: being volunteer leaders in their community, helping people less able than themselves, bringing up families in challenging financial times and representing our customers at Board level.
“Every woman deserves to be recognised for their achievements, which is why we want to celebrate the wonderful women of Salford for all their accomplishments.”
For more information about the events call 0161 686 5433 or 0161 779 8021.