A sparkling reception for International Women’s Day

Published: 09 February 2024

the invitation for a sparkling reception for International Women’s Day

Many thanks to everyone who has signed up and supported our International Women's Day event. All the tickets have now been allocated and so registration is now closed.

An evening of good company and good chat are on offer this International Women’s Day at Deal Town Council.

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

It is marked each year at Deal Town Council and this year the Town Hall will host a ‘sparkling reception’ networking evening for women.

The event is free but guests will be encouraged to donate gifts of either period products or hygiene products to help local people struggling with period poverty.

Last year an ActionAid poll found that the number of UK people who menstruate who are struggling to afford period products has risen from 12% to 21% in just one year. You can read the full report here: Action Aid – Period Poverty.

Town Clerk Lorna Crow said: “We mark International Women’s Day every year and this year we wanted to extend the event to benefit even more Deal residents.

“There is an open to invitation to all and we’re hoping it will be an opportunity for people to mix, network with other women in the town and to help others too.

“No-one should have to miss school because they don’t have any period products and nor should they have to miss work either.

“By asking guests to make a gesture of support we’re not only raising the issue, we’re providing practical help too.”

The event is over 18s only and tickets are free but must be booked in advance due to limited capacity.

Deal Area Foodbank gives support locally providing either period products or hygiene products and they are online here at dealarea.foodbank.org.uk, follow them on Facebook here or call them on 01304 728428.

Further information and support about period poverty and menstrual equality can be found online, including details and campaigns from Freedom4girls and Bloody Good Period