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August 2, 2021 | Laura Murphy

MP officially opens hub

Caroline Ansell, MP officially opened WayfinderWoman's 'new' drop in centre following relaxation in covid-19 guidelines.

Official opening of hub

WayfinderWoman celebrated the relaxation of covid guidelines by welcoming Caroline Ansell, MP as she officially opened their new premises in Highlight House, St Leonards Rd in Eastbourne.  Also attending was Eastbourne’s Mayor, Cllr Pat Rodahan.

Founder Laura Murphy said of the event, “We moved to Highlight House the week before Christmas only to go into lockdown so it was wonderful to finally be able to open our drop-in advice hub and welcome women without them first having to make an appointment.”

This local charity received the MBE for the voluntary sector, the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in June so it was a double celebration.  “We know that women have become especially anxious and lacking in self-confidence because of the lockdown” added Laura, “and, as Caroline so heartfeltly said, we are here to help them regain their self-belief and deal with any barriers that’s stopping them from thriving.”

The hub is open Monday – Friday 10.00 to 1.00pm and help is also available by phoning 01323 886171 or via their online chat.  WayfinderWoman runs online and face to face coaching and workshops in areas ranging from building confidence to CVs and job hunting.  They rely on volunteers, grants and donations to provide this advice and support, which is free to any woman of working age.  Their next major fundraiser is their Pier to Peer walk on 11 September and they are welcoming men and women to join them.  Details of all the support they offer can be found on their website www.wayfinderwoman.com

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