Lowestoft is celebrating International Women's Day
6th March 2014
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This Saturday Access Community Trust will be celebrating IWD (this year’s theme is Inspiring Change) and they are hosting an event in The Britten Centre, Lowestoft.

They will be focusing on their work on education and employment opportunities for women in Lowestoft. Based in the old Mothercare shop, they will be offering advice and guidance to those wishing to return to work or education. The education team will be delivering taster sessions throughout the day, employment mentors will be working with individuals on job applications and Barclays have kindly offered to spend some time offering information to those wishing to seek funding to start their own businesses – this fits nicely with the trust's courses on entrepreneurship!

As well as the above workshops they will be running a book stall, refreshments and craft stall as fundraising activities – all proceeds generated from the day will go directly to the employment services team, supporting the women they are working with. This team is doing fantastic work in our area – since January this year they have worked with 120 individuals and secured permanent employment for 10% and established work experience placements for a further 13%. You might recall that the governments work programme managed to get 3.5% of individuals back into work after two years!!!!!!

If you have a business offer that could be marketed to women then please do get in touch Access Community Trust as they have a few tables left in the ‘market place’ and the more services they can promote the better. They really want to motivate the community and inspire positive change! Join them from 10am – 4pm Saturday 8th March 2014.

They are being supported by both Peter Aldous and The Journal, so it should be a really good community event. If you would like to support them, donations of cakes and books would be most appreciated – they can collect!


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