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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.
In fashion R:evolve Recycle held a fashion show on the day
Unmasked A 007 theme was provided by Wendy Russell and Eddie Maxwell
Opening act Dianne Grieve and Anne Glasgow from Community Learning