Hundreds Drawn to Crewe Women’s Day
Hundreds of people flocked to the celebrations of Crewe Women’s Day at Crewe Lifestyle Centre in the event organised by Motherwell Cheshire.
Women were greeted with flowers, donated by Swansway, and encouraged to take part in workshops geared towards empowering and generating fun for those taking part.
Crewe Women’s Day was held during the week of International Women’s Day, where women from across the world were encouraged to ‘Be Bold for Change’, aiming to help forge a better working community for a more inclusive, gender equal, world.
Organisations from across Cheshire set up stalls, offering advice, support and give-aways to attendees.
NHS, Body Positive and Crewe Writers’ Circle were among over 30 stall holders present, in an afternoon compered by The Cat Community Radio station.
Crewe Ladies Football Team and TGA Martial Arts set up interactive training sessions in the centre of the hall, where people were able to taste the sports, gaining top tips from the experts.
The lights were switched off and glow sticks distributed for 30 minutes of Clubbercise delivered by Everybody Leisure Instructor.
Women took part in break-away workshops for creative writing, drama and tackling procrastination.
South Cheshire College A Level student and Anti-Bullying Ambassador Lydia Greatrix explored ‘Who is the Perfect Woman?’ in her speech.
Director of Swansway Group, Sarah Eccles, spoke about her extraordinary journey at the company, in her talk called ‘My Car Journey’.
Kate Blakemore, organiser of the event and founder of Motherwell Cheshire, said: “Crewe Women’s Day was a real success and we are all very proud of how the event has progressed over three years.
“This year’s event incorporated a really good mix of speakers, demonstrations and workshops, of which we have received such brilliant feedback.
“Our aim with this event is always to support women in the area by providing them with information and access to some of the area’s key service providers.
“We also wanted to offer inspirational stories from speakers at the event – we were overwhelmed with how well all of the speakers were received and hope that those women and men who attended can take away these words and remember them in their every day life.”
Chief Inspector Sarah Pengelly, Local Policing Unit Commander for Warrington, closed the event with her talk.
She said: “International Women’s Day is something that is close to my heart. I am passionate about gender equality and I’m passionate about women being able to support women developing in any way that they can for themselves and for their dreams and aspirations.”