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10/03/2019 – Press Release – International Women’s Day Fair

International Women’s Day Fair collects donations for women and girls in need Mid Sussex Labour held a Community Fair on Saturday 9th March at Ashenground Community Centre in Haywards Heath to celebrate International Women’s Day weekend.

Women from a range of local organisations attended, including Haywards Heath Foodbank, Safe in Sussex, the Red Box Project, Smalls for All and Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI).

There were hundreds of donations on the day from sanitary products for local schools, to bras that will be sent to women in Africa.

Hilary Schan-Martyn, Women’s Officer for Mid Sussex Labour, who organised the event said:

“This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the amazing contribution that women make to our local community – from volunteering at the local foodbankto distributing sanitary products for girls in schools or taking a stand against the unjust way in which the state pension age was changed. It was wonderful to have so many women come together and to collect so many donations that will continue to help other women both locally and further afield.”

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