Women's Community Impact Awards Dorset

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Women's Community Impact Awards Dorset

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Venue: The STEAM HUB
Address: Talbot Heath School, Rothesay Road, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ

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Entry Fee: £25

When: Saturday 7th March, 2020 - 4:00pm to 11:30pm


Arts for Survival is a community interest company that values and nurtures the voices, hearts and minds of the underprivileged in the community and helps them transform their lives through the creative work of Arts, culture and media.

This annual event is a project ran by Arts for Survival as a yearly celebration of International Women’s Day as a vibrant part of its obligation to building a diverse community engagement program.

These awards seek to recognise local and national women who have made a positive social difference in the community.

The “Women’s Community Impact” Awards is replacing the BRONZE Awards which is in its 4th year in 2020. The content and concept of the awards are still the same, with a name change that reflects our values more transparently and inclusively based on feedback from our community.

Through the WCI Awards, we want to celebrate and credit women’s histories, contributions, and achievements that have had a profound community impact to inspire the next generation of the female in the community.

We envisage these women to be meaningful legends to all next generation of female based on their pioneering and advancement. Their steps will make the journey of the next generation of female to have no boundaries.

The annual Women’s Community Impact ” Awards celebration is done to mark and celebrate. The annual International Women’s Day to celebrate women.
International Women’s Day (officially March 8) is a worldwide day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

We sincerely invite you to take part in this event on 7th March 2020.

We will be raising money for the Joy2Endure (www.joy2endure.com) an organisation operated by a sickle cell warrior(Patient) to educate, encourage other Sickle Strong Warriors(Patients) and Advocating with the intent of debunking Myths, Breaking Stereotypes.

Sickle Cell is a genetic blood disorder, which affects predominantly black communities, although this is changing with immigration, intermarriages, etc.

In Cameroon, it is estimated that about 2% of children born are affected, most of whom die before the age of 5. Unfortunately, despite this, it is not given the seriousness it deserves. Many still attribute it to witchcraft. Early infant Screening is still not accessible.

As part of Joy2Endure activities free screening for genotypes so that people are aware, educated and any kid diagnosed can be given proper counselling (through parents), follow up and quality care in future; thereby elongating life span.

With just about £3.50 (equivalent to 5.000frs) a child's genotype can be known to give them a better chance at life.

We are joining forces this year with Joy2endure to get more children screened in Cameroon with a target of up to 1500 children. Due to limited resources and finance, any little donation counts. We feel so passionate about their work and the difference they made last year in the community and to families.

On 7th of March 2020, we are organising fundraising at THE STEAM HUB, Talbot Heath Girls School, Rothesay Rd, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ, the United Kingdom.

We are still accepting raffle prizes towards the fund raising.

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