Chance to nominate inspiring women

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On International Women’s Day, the organisers of a big event later this month made a renewed call for residents to nominate inspirational Ashington women.

They can put forward females from the past or present who have inspired them – for example, a mam, grandma, wife, neighbour or teacher.

She will have lived or worked in Ashington or is currently living or working in the town, including volunteer work.

The nominations will be featured at a celebration event on Station Road on Saturday, March 25, which forms part of the Ashington 150th Anniversary programme.

Along with some pictures of the town over the years and a video of school pupils and WI members discussing inspirational women, the photos and information for the nominations will be displayed in a pop-up shop that will be set-up for the day.

The Ashington Town Team event will also include live music from a female singer and group and the Youth Harmony Choir, funfair rides, a market and a presentation ceremony for those nominated. It will run from 9am to 3pm.

You need to email the paragraph of information and photograph of your inspirational woman to ashingtontownteam@gmail.com or hand them in to Ashington Town Council at the Town Hall by the end of Monday.