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Debra Terras, UR Potential
Debra Terras, UR Potential
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The names of inspirational women are being sought for the Fylde Coast International Woman of The Year Awards.

The awards – which celebrate the achievements of local women – will be held alongside UR Potential’s annual International Women’s Day event, at Blackpool Winter Gardens. on Saturday, March 10.

The celebration of women – now in its eighth year – is sponsored by Blackpool And The Fylde College and will include more than 50 stalls, running from 11am until 3pm.

Each year the event, which is free to attend, brings together the community to support gender equality and highlights inspirational work from across the Fylde Coast. It will be filled with businesses, organisations and demonstration tables and there will be a children’s play area. Profits will go to Fylde Coast Women’s Aid. There will be entertainment from Anne Nolan, local X Factor star Chloe Rose Moyles, Skool of Street, Zumba and more.

Anne Nolan said: “I’m thrilled and honoured once again to be asked to participate in International Women’s Day. It’s heartwarming to see in our local community events like this that bring together and support gender equality and help to highlight opportunities and work throughout our region.”

Deborah Terras, of UR Potential, said: “International Women’s Day is an opportunity for the Fylde Coast Community to come together and talk about real issues which impact on our lives.

“The event is for everyone, supporting local people to share their stories, supporting communities to act in a gender inclusive way. We hope everyone supports us in making the Fylde Coast a community which supports gender equality.”

There will be two awards presented – Young Woman Of The Year (ages 14 to 25) and Woman Of The Year (over 25). Nominations are welcome from Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. Visit urpotential.co.uk or call 01253 344398 or email iwd18@urpotential.co.uk.