Story by Deborah Blencowe | Photos by Sofeena Aslam and Deborah Blencowe
A celebration of International Women’s Day took place on Wednesday 11th March. I attended the event held at Verdon Recreation Centre. It was a busy occasion with women from a variety of backgrounds, with plenty of local information available for all.
A variety of massages were available and fitness equipment, which proved to be very popular. Stalls were set up for Henna painting and another, which took my particular fancy for Arts and Crafts where I decorated my own little pot courtesy of the Furnival project which is based across road at the Verdon Centre. Food was served which included a selection of sandwiches and also samosas, curry, rice and salad, very nice too.
Organisations like Firvale Community Hub, ACT (Aspiring Communities Together), Wiseability, Sheffield Royal Society for Blind, Better Journeys, Health trainer, South Yorkshire Police, Forging Families, New Beginnings Project, and SAVTE (Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English), were all present to enjoy the opportunity to network and introduce their services to people.
Sofeena Aslam, who works for SOAR helped make the arrangements for the day to happen. She worked tirelessly throughout welcoming people, chatting to groups and helping with the food service. Again, a brilliant event.