Women who’s voices are not being heard in Eastbourne and Wealden will soon get help to change that thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
The £9,962 award from Awards for All will be used to run a series of dynamic workshops in Eastbourne and Uckfield that will help women be better able to express their opinions, be more confident in their decision making and more willing to step outside their comfort zone. Women will be more aware of their qualities and thus approach potential employment with more self-assurance and express themselves more easily.
They will then be supported to design, organise and run their own events to support other women in expressing their views about the issues they’re finding and what they can done about it. The activities will also link to the AQA unit award scheme so women will gain certificates of achievement which can be used on CVs and will also boost their confidence.
The project will be run over the next 12 months and anyone from Eastbourne or Wealden that is interested in joining the workshops can get in touch by emailing email@example.com
We were delighted to be invited by Eastbourne and District Soroptomists to exhibit and speak at International Women’s Day on 8 March. We will be joining a long list of illustrious speakers who will be talking about a wide range of issues relevant to the town and East Sussex as a whole. The day will be celebrating the important role that women play in leadership – particularly relevant in this centenary of (some) women getting the vote in the UK. We can’t wait to hear from Rebecca Taylor, Sussex Downs College who will be talking about Women and Leadership. Then there is Sara Stonor, Vice Lord Lieutenant and Deborah Bedford, Deputy Lieutenant East Sussex. They’ll be tackling the issue of Women in Public Office – in the presence of the female Mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Pat Hearn.
On a more serious note Fiona Melcom from the Samaritans will be educating us on the role of women in suicide prevention and Lorraine McIntyre from the Sophie Hayes Foundation will be addressing the appalling issues of Human trafficiking emphasising survivors not victims. And then Laura Murphy, founder of The WayfinderWoman Trust: will be celebrating the influential women of Eastbourne’s past, revealed by their Heritage Lottery funded Project – The Hidden Women of Eastbourne.
It’s going to be a wonderful day!