OUR 2016 EVENTS
Crewe Women's Day
(International Women's Day)
11:00-3:00 Thursday 10 March 2016 - Crewe Library
As part of International Women's Day, Motherwell Cheshire organised a day of celebration of women, in the town of Crewe.
The day brought all women's services together to show their services to local women. There was a range of stands and workshops throughout the day.
Each woman was welcomed and given a goody bag and a flower.
Motherwell's Mums the Word exhibition was great to see how the community worked together to show the Changes to Crewe over the years.
Inspirational Elaine Hanzak joined the day to meet local mothers and gave a talk about Postantal Depression. Elaine has written books Eyes Without Sparkle and Another Twinkle in the Eye.
Motherwell's Postnatal Service officially opened, the team and peer support members met with local mothers on the day. There was also therapeutic creative activities available, which showed the other aspect of the support offered to mothers with babies or young children.
Women's Barge Day
9:00-5:00 Sunday 8 May 2016 - Church Minshull Marina, Nantwich
Motherwell invited local women to enjoy a day trip on a barge.
An annual Barge Day for women returned again for 2016. A great day out for all.
Each woman was welcomed aboard and the day started with a meditation.
A day out on the Shropshire Canal with a buffet lunch.
In the afternoon, each woman was treated to a lovely massage.
It was a lovely day for a stroll along the canal too.
Family trip to Chester Zoo
9:30-6:00 Tuesday 30 August 2016
Motherwell invited all members of the "We are Family" group and local families to join together for a trip to Chester Zoo.
Such a great value for the day, a discounted family ticket and return coach travel from Crewe was provided for all the families.
The coach was arranged to collect from Crewe Bus Station at 9:30 and those making their own way all then meet at the entrance to the Zoo, all families had a fabulous time.
The Glitter Ball
7:30-11:30 pm Saturday 10 September 2016, Crewe Alexandra Football Club
Motherwell's biggest event of the year was The Glitter Ball, an amazing ladies night of dance and laughter.
The Ball was a fundraising event for Motherwell's Maternal Services and had a spectacular array of prizes.
The disco took a trip through the decades, 60s 70s 80s 90s and 00s and there was a singer too.
South Cheshire College sponsored the event by providing the food for the buffet.
Each lady had a goody bag of items, local discounts and and information.
The ladies were greeted with an arrival drink and a photographer was able to capture how beautiful they looked on the night.
Tea & Talk
(World Mental Health Day)
10:30-2:00 Monday 10 October 2016, Coop Cafe in Crewe
We organised our own day as part of World Mental Health Day, an awareness and fundraising day for Mental Health.
On the day we organised a few games to fundraise for Mental Health Foundation and for our local Maternal Health too.
We shared information from the Mental Health Foundation about Mental Health and showed the services, groups and events we have to offer.
This year WMHD had a focus “psychological first aid”.
What can we do here to help another?
* listen without pressurising to talk
* take time to comfort helping to calm
* support someone by going along to appointments/groups
* arrange to meet or visit often
* be trustworthy and reliable
Christmas Meal & Shopping Event
19:00-23:00 Thursday 1 December 2016, South Cheshire College in Crewe
An annual Christmas Meal for women returned again for 2016. A great evening out for all, this year was bigger and better! More women, more laughs, and shopping too!
This was a ladies only event, of a 4 course meal with coffee at the restaurant in South Cheshire College.
There was exclusive access to a hand picked selection of stalls selling luxurious and interesting goodies ideal for Christmas presents.
The evening was a fundraising event for Motherwell's Maternal Services.