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March 21, 2024 | Laura Murphy

The excitement increases for WWB Day 2024

There's 3 highly topical themed rooms halls at our Work and Wellbeing Day and it'll be bigger and better than before!

With Spring  on its way, on Friday 26 April The WayfinderWoman Trust are bringing a spring to everyone’s step, at the Sovereign Harbour Community Centre from 10:00 – 4:00pm.  Once a year we run our Work and Wellbeing Day, open to all with free entry, this year will be bigger and better than ever with three halls, each with their own theme.

Founder and organiser, Laura Murphy said, “Wellbeing is essential for everyone’s physical and mental health and fulfilling work plays a major role in this, whether it be employed or self-employed.  Our WWB Day gives entrepreneurs, particularly females, the opportunity to display their services, goods or provide information that supports health and wellbeing.  One exhibitor for example is a teenager who missed lots of school having cancer treatment and is now being supported in setting up a business.   We’ve got over 30 people exhibiting and visitors can treat themselves to things like a 15 min head massage or reiki, or buy a gift.  You’ll need to turn up early to book your spot with a therapist as we know there’ll be lots of demand.”

AI and technology is having, and will continue to have, a major impact on lives and future jobs.  Laura added, “For employers, we’ve got a fantastic array of speakers who’ll talk about a range of issues that will affect businesses and organisations and how as a town we are taking up the challenge. Our keynote speaker is Prof Julie Weeds from Sussex University who specialises in AI and linguistics”.

For those looking for work there is an Employer space, where the Job Centre, Eastbourne College and ESCC will be giving advice and support.  You’ll be able to get careers advice too and whilst you’re mulling everything over, WayfinderWoman will be running the Refreshment space, with drinks and cakes made by their volunteers.

The WWB Day is just one of our activities to link the local community with businesses and raise awareness of their work.  Laura says, “We couldn’t do any of this without the support of volunteers and local businesses and I want to give special thanks to our sponsors, Angela Marden Estate Agents, PRG Ltd, The Dental Barn and Lightning Fibre.”

Entry is free and open to all. Please bring cash to be kind to the entrepreneurs as they face huge charges for card payments which makes it even harder for them.

All the information about who’ll be there is available here.  You can just turn up or, to let us know who might be coming, particularly to hear the speakers, tickets are available via https://www.onlineticketseller.com/events/70221

To get help or advice, or find out how you can support the charity, phone 01323 886171, email info@wayfinderwoman.com or visit our advice and information Hub, Suite 1, Highlight House, 8 St Leonards Rd, BN21 3UH

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