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Residents at a care home in High Wycombe celebrated International Women’s Day

| March 10, 2023

Residents and staff at Shelburne Lodge celebrate International Women’s Day 2023. (Image supplied by Barchester Healthcare Ltd)

Residents at a care home in High Wycombe celebrated International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March 2023.

Residents and staff at Shelburne Lodge Care Home in High Wycombe marked International Women’s Day (IWD) on Wednesday 8th March 2023 by spending the day celebrating the achievements of wonderful trail-blazing women throughout history.

IWD takes place on March 8th every year to celebrate women’s rights and inspire people to fight for gender equality. A United Nations-sanctioned global holiday, IWD celebrates women’s contributions to society, raises awareness about the fight for gender parity and inspires support for organisations that support women globally.

Residents took part in discussions about the role of the many different women who have shaped history such as Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie and The Queen.

They also talked about remarkable women from Buckinghamshire including the famous author Enid Blyton from Beaconsfield who wrote over 800 children’s books as well as Barbara Gubbins, born in High Wycombe and believed to be the youngest pilot in the Women’s Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and National treasure Mary Berry who also lives locally. They talked about the important women in their own lives and celebrated the achievements of their fellow residents.

Joe Patterson, General Manager at Shelburne Lodge, said: ‘We’ve all had a really interesting day thinking about the very many brilliant women who have had such an impact on our lives, whether that was an historic figure or people in our own family. It was good to share our experiences, take stock and reflect on how much society has changed over the years.

Jean, a resident at the care home, said: ‘It is amazing to think how much things have changed just in my lifetime. It is wonderful that women have so many more opportunities these days and days like this are so important. It has been so interesting finding out more about each other’s lives and achievements.

*Source of article : Press release from Barchester Healthcare Ltd.

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