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Winter Olympian to open Winsford Women’s Day celebration

Winsford Lifestyle Centre will be the venue for a packed programme of activities marking International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 18.

The event, hosted by women’s health and wellbeing charity Motherwell Cheshire, will be officially opened by Olympian Laura Deas, best known as a skeleton racer on the World Cup circuit, representing the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association.

Motherwell Cheshire founder Kate Blakemore said: “Women’s Day is the highlight of the year for our charity when we celebrate all that is great and good about womankind.

“This year our theme is Women in Sport and we have a fabulous array of women-centred businesses and charities represented and of course Laura, a truly inspirational woman, to open perform our official opening.”

Attractions include Gathered Voices singing group, This Girl Can fitness demonstrations and belly-dancing workshops by Majenta Dance.

There will be free face-painting a host of stalls to browse including craft, jewellery, make-up and fashion as well as goods for the home.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm and Motherwell Cheshire will be on hand to offer information on services they provide to women and girls.

Charity founder Kate, a mother-of-three, added: “We welcomed many families to our Women’s Day celebration in Crewe last Saturday and enjoyed wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming the people of Winsford on Saturday.”

International Women’s Day is a global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Centre manager Julie Kirkham said: “It’s great to have Motherwell Cheshire back hosting another women’s day event at our centre, especially with the theme Women in Sport.”

Admission is free but donations to the charity are welcome.

For more go to http://motherwellcheshirecio.com/our-services/international-womens-day/