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Hornchurch children’s charity encourages families to attend ‘inspiring’ International Women’s Day event

PUBLISHED: 16:38 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:03 02 March 2017

Women enjoying one of First Step's previous International Women's Day events

Women enjoying one of First Step's previous International Women's Day events

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Children’s charity staff are encouraging families to join them for the return of a popular event celebrating women’s achievements.

Hornchurch children's charity First Step supports the families of youngsters with special needs and disabilitiesHornchurch children's charity First Step supports the families of youngsters with special needs and disabilities

First Step, Tangmere Crescent, Hornchurch, which supports the families of youngsters with special needs and disabilities, is hosting its 2017 International Women’s Day event on March 11, entitled ‘Women Who Enrich Our Lives’.

A key part of the event is talks led by women, and this year’s speakers will be Hazle Boyles, artist and owner of Hazle’s Pottery Barn, Barleylands, and Lisa Houghton, music lecturer and professional singer.

The event, running at First Step from 12.30-4pm, will also include demonstrations such as a tai chi session, candle making workshops, stalls and refreshments.

For young guests aged under 12, there will be a colouring competition and a ‘Here and Now’ quiz, with prizes awarded at 3.45pm.

Michelle Mitchell, First Step’s fundraising manager, said: “We are all looking forward to our fourth annual event to mark International Women’s Day.

“We hope the afternoon will be a wonderful opportunity to be inspired, enjoy the activities and take just a few hours to focus on the women in our lives who enrich every day. It’s a great event for all ages so please come along with your friends, family and colleagues.”

For more information, call 01708 556355. International Women’s Day itself takes place on March 8.


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