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Mums, daughters and grandmothers join together for Hornchurch International Women’s Day celebration

PUBLISHED: 10:11 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:54 13 March 2017

Children's charity First Step hosted its annual celebration for International Women's Day. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

Children's charity First Step hosted its annual celebration for International Women's Day. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

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Girls of all generations joined together at an annual event celebrating their achievements.

Children’s charity First Step welcomed families and supporters to its International Women’s Day sessions on Saturday, titled ‘Women Who Enrich Our Lives’.

Guests to its centre in Tangmere Crescent, Hornchurch, enjoyed tai chi and candle making workshops, poems from the Havering Poetry Group, a selection of stalls and talks from Hazle Boyles, artist and owner of Hazle’s Pottery Barn, Barleylands, and Lisa Houghton, a music lecturer and professional singer.

Following an introduction by First Step’s fundraising manager Michelle Mitchell, Havering mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder opened the event with some words of welcome, and praise for all the borough’s entrepreneurial women.

Posters and mini blogs of notable women were displayed around the centre, while a celebration wall gave guests the opportunity to write names of those who have enriched their lives on giant post-it notes.

Children's charity First Step hosted its annual celebration for International Women's Day. Poppy Heavey, nine, and Karelle Heavey making candles with Handmade by Karelle. Picture by Ellie HoskinsChildren's charity First Step hosted its annual celebration for International Women's Day. Poppy Heavey, nine, and Karelle Heavey making candles with Handmade by Karelle. Picture by Ellie Hoskins

Activities for the youngsters in attendance included a colouring competition and a ‘Here and Now’ quiz.

Speaking after the event, Michelle said: “The afternoon was excellent. It was a great opportunity to meet new friends, enjoy catching up with old ones and hear from inspiring and interesting people.

“Everyone was welcome to celebrate the women who had enriched our lives and we were very pleased to welcome visitors of all ages. The event raised over £1,050 for First Step and we are very grateful to everyone who supported and volunteered to ensure the afternoon was a success.”

International Women’s Day, held every year on March 8, encourages women across the globe to celebrate all those who inspire them, as well as raise awareness of the inequalities many still face today.

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