International Women’s Day

Published Tuesday, 03 February 2015

The Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council invites you to lunch at Stanwick Lakes to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event, hosted by Councillor Gill Mercer, is on Friday 6 March, noon – 2pm.

There will be fruit juice on arrival followed by a two course meal with coffee. Special guest, Peter Barratt, will then present a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s campaign for the vote 100 years ago.

Councillor Gill Mercer said: "As it's election year, I thought that International Women's Day would be a good opportunity to reflect on the struggle by women to get the vote. It is also timely as it is 100 years since the actions by the suffragette movement. Alice Hawkins was a very active suffragette and it will be very interesting to hear her story told by a local man, Peter Barratt, who is her great grandson."

A raffle will be held on the day and parking is free for those who attend.

Tickets are just £15, with all proceeds going to PROSTaid, Councillor Mercer’s chosen charity.

For more information and to book tickets for the event, please call Barbara Wiggins on 01832 742198 or by email.

If you would like to support the Chairman’s charity but cannot attend the lunch, you can donate online by visiting her Just Giving page.

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