Going potty for tea!

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A YOUNG Poulton woman will be going tea-potty when she holds a special event to raise money for charity.

Louise Rigby, 24, from Lockwood Avenue, is organising a crafty tea party at her local cafe Truly Scrumptious, on Chapel Street Court, to mark International Women’s Day next Tuesday.

She will be joining 2,000 women around Britain celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women’s Day by holding an Oxfam Do.

Charity worker Louise said: “I really hope all my friends in Poulton will join in. The more money we can raise that day, the more girls and women around the world we can help.

“Seven hundred million women around the world live on less than two dollars per day. “Far too often, all over the world, women are told ‘don’t’.

“Oxfam is about supporting and celebrating women all over the world who ‘do’ every day – women who fight to survive in refugee camps, to feed their children, to earn a living.

“I love tea and am passionate about gender issues and development work.”

Rachel Hogarth, one of the owners of Truly Scrumptious, said: “We are really excited about this event. The good thing about organising a ‘do’ or party is you have fun with your girlfriends doing something you want to do and you like, and help others too. We are planning the craft activities at the moment.”

Anyone who would like to join in the fun at the tea party can look up Truly Scrumptious on Facebook or call Louise on 0161 234 2924.

Or those interested in doing their own event can log on to www.oxfam.org.uk/Celebration/Help.

The tea party is just one of many events taking place to mark International Women’s Day.

A conference, entitled Speak Up for Women, organised by Fylde Soroptimists, will be held at Blackpool’s Hilton Hotel, 10am until 4pm.