Our grant covered the costs of holding an annual International Women’s Day event with a focus on health.
Ruth attended the event on her own and was impressed by how friendly an atmosphere there was on the day. Ruth: “Women came in groups but were ready to talk to others outside their groups”. Whilst Ruth enjoyed the whole day, the “two speakers who stood out for her were Professor Susan Pollock who spoke about the danger of NHS privatisation and Denise from the fire brigade who described life as a female fire fighter in a male dominated profession. Both women made me feel proud and uplifted by being a woman.”