Ladies of Evesham celebrated for International Women's Day - The Evesham Observer

Ladies of Evesham celebrated for International Women's Day

Evesham Editorial 7th Mar, 2024   0

COMMUNITY organisations in Evesham have teamed up to celebrate their female employees as part of International Women’s Day (Friday, March 8).

Local businesses have joined Evesham Place Board in celebration of International Women’s Day by highlighting the work of women who represent them.

The place board has been set up by Wychavon District Council to support various businesses, civic and community organisations, event organisers and political representatives in the delivery of projects which contribute towards the town’s 20 year vision.

First up on the list of Evesham women to be celebrated is Laura Van Toller, leader of the volunteer championed Women’s Institute. ‘Hero’, Laura has ‘selflessly’ devoted her free time every single week for the past decade to picking up litter around the town.

Next, Tggiy Firander, a ‘visionary’ entrepreneur who has been crafting luxurious vegan handmade soap, perfumes, and ritual bathing products at her studio and shop located in Evesham town centre for nearly two decades.

Tiggy conducts workshops on YouTube, reaching an estimated audience of over one million people.

The Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre have highlighted their manager, Ashleigh Jayes, represents the centre and champions Evesham whenever she can.

A woman wholeheartedly dedicated to bringing boating back to Evesham has also been highlighted. Kim Dunn launched Evesham River Activities in the summer of 2022. This summer the organisation will be releasing a fresh fleet of Dragon Pedelos, katakana’s, canoes, and mega SUP boards, all available from the Evesham Park boating moorings.

Lastly, Louise Knight, a prominent retail leader in the area, demonstrates dedication through a ‘remarkable’ 23-year tenure at The Valley. She has taken the helm at Pavers Shoes, over the last 15 years.

Tom Tarver, Evesham Place Board chair, told the Standard: “I am honoured to join our community in celebrating International Women’s Day.

“Let us recognise and applaud the incredible contributions of women in Evesham and beyond. Their strength, resilience, and dedication shape the fabric of our society.”

“By acknowledging and appreciating the achievements of women, we not only empower individuals but uplift our entire community.

“Together, let us continue to champion equality, inspire progress, and ensure that every woman’s voice is heard and valued. Happy International Women’s Day to the remarkable women of Evesham,” Mr Tarver added.


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