What an amazing day we had for International Women’s Day, Friday 8th March, at The Women’s Centre, Grimsby

32 women and 24 volunteers came together for a day of pampering, empowerment and connection. 

We wanted it to be a day dedicated to women feeling amazing, both inside…

and out and it was just that!

We always do something each year to celebrate International Women’s Day and this year was so emotional, with so many women experiencing fabulous feel-good treatments, some of them for the first time.

The Experiences

Our volunteers treated the ladies to a range of experiences, including:

💜Bracelet Making 💜Hairdressing

💜Sound bath / Relaxation 💜Reflexology

💜Pedicures 💜Manicures

💜 Makeup 💜Back, Indian Head, Foot & calf Massages

💜Facials 💜Eyebrow waxing

💜Yoga Meditation Mindfulness 💜Providing the food for lunch

💜Making the food for lunch 💜Even making teas and coffees all day

We want to thank all the volunteers so much for giving up their day at work to help us provide such an amazing day.

What The Women Said

And we know the women enjoyed and appreciated it as this is what some of them told us…

📣 “I have never had anything like this for myself”

📣 “I stood at the door and daredn’t come in, I am so glad I did”

📣 “I LOVE celebrating women, this is such a safe space for us”

📣 “I felt completely relaxed having that massage”

📣 “People are so kind, thank you so much for organising this”

And even one week later:

📣 “ thank you so much for my bag of treats, I made a drink and sat on my bed crying, going through every item in there, so much thought and care was put into making them”

Donations

We asked for donations from our supporters, to enable us to make up gift bags for our women to take away and we had a fantastic response. 

Each lady was given a bag including a selection of items below, the things we were given and even the volunteers were given a bag as a token of appreciation.

Donations included:

🙌Face Masks 🙌Perfumes 🙌Toiletries

🙌Sweet Cones 🙌Bath Crystals 🙌Emery Boards

🙌Chocolate Oranges 🙌Wax Melts 🙌Make Up

🙌Mixed gifts 🙌Co-Op Funeral 🙌40 IWD Biscuits 

🙌Bracelets 🙌Necklaces 🙌Bombs & Masks

🙌20 Jar Tea Lights 🙌30 IWD Biscuits 🙌£10 vouchers 

🙌Cut & blow dry 🙌 Manicure vouchers – Grimsby College

🙌Candles 🙌Cupcakes 🙌Toiletries

🙌£10 voucher 🙌I am enough’ Badges 

We couldn’t have held such an amazing day without the help of our wonderful volunteers, who donated their time and the people and businesses who donated gifts.

There are so many individuals, we couldn’t mention you all here but we want you to know that your donation made the day everything it was.

Thank you so much!

Business Donors

Floss n Pop, The Soap Shack, Tetney SPAR, CO-OP Funeral Care, Santina Sugar Art, In The Pink Jewellery, Jollypotz, Biddy Bakes, Grimsby Independent, Grimsby College, Pipers/Pepsico – Wellington House, TWO.Marketing