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Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

More than 400 peo­ple turned out to cel­e­brate women and their con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity dur­ing In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day

A spe­cial event to mark the global cel­e­bra­tion was held on Tues­day, March 8 at St Colum­bkilles Church Hall as dozens of peo­ple from Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang en­joyed fun ac­tiv­i­ties.

On of­fer at the venue were work­shops in­clud­ing health, beauty, arts and crafts, as well as in­for­ma­tion on em­ploy­ment and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The hall was di­vided into zones, which also in­cluded a chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties area and a money ad­vice area.

Beauty ther­apy stu­dents from Car­don­ald Col­lege were on hand of­fer­ing free treat­ments and were kept ex­tremely busy all day and a fash­ion show or­gan­ised by LEAP’s R:evolve cloth­ing swap shops and work­shops in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang were a great suc­cess. A clothes ex­change on the day was also very pop­u­lar.

Com­mu­nity groups and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions also used the event to raise aware­ness of their ac­tiv­i­ties and of­fer peo­ple the chance to get in­volved and half of all the money they raised on the day is be­ing do­nated to the Alzheimer’s sup­port group at St Colum­bkille’s.

Or­gan­ised by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil and South La­nark­shire Leisure and Cul­ture, the Ruther­glen event was one of hun­dreds held across Scot­land that fo­cused on re­spect, ap­pre­ci­a­tion and love to­wards women for their eco­nomic, political and so­cial achieve­ments.

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In fash­ion R:evolve Re­cy­cle held a fash­ion show on the day

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Un­masked A 007 theme was pro­vided by Wendy Rus­sell and Ed­die Maxwell

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Open­ing act Dianne Grieve and Anne Glas­gow from Com­mu­nity Learn­ing

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