Burngreave Messenger.
Issue 41 May 2004
International Women's Day celebrations at the Spectrum Centre.

International Women’s Day

by Margaret Gibson & Faiza Shaibi

International Women’s Day is a day of celebration for women all over the globe and this year the women of Burngreave came together to celebrate at the Spectrum Centre. The light drizzle didn’t deter the 350 women who attended the event.

It was planned by a syndicate of women from various organisations including Sure Start, MAAN, North Sheffield NHS Primary Care Trust, Refugee Women’s Project (YRO), and New Deal for Communities.

Many organisations in Burngreave worked very hard to make the day a great success. The morning workshops included women’s health, drugs awareness, khat information workshop, healthy eating and design for living. During the afternoon there were ‘pampering’ activities including Indian head massage, henna, hair and beauty, shiatsu massage, nails and facials. The afternoon’s entertainment included Arabic and Somalian music and dance.

Lunch was prepared by Laila Wragg. There were generous donations of fruit and drinks received. Surestart provided the crèche at Verdon Recreation Centre.

By midday the sun was blazing down on what turned out to be a very successful event. It provided local women with opportunities to mingle meet and chat with other women and to share and exchange ideas. We hope that everybody had a very enjoyable day whether it was through learning something interesting or through taking part in the relaxation and fun activities.

The next health event in Burngreave will be about asthma.

BCAF health group are organising an asthma awareness health day on Saturday 15th May 11.30am–2.30pm at St James Church, Scott Road. The event will provide information, advice and support from a local doctor and complementary therapists. Crèche and lunch provided. For further information contact Kate on 272 8008.


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