Chance to nominate inspiring women

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.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 15:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:04 am
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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 or hand them in to Ashington Town Council at the Town Hall by the end of Monday.