Manly’s INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Event Will Assist ‘Bear Cottage’

Manly Council is hosting a fun, social breakfast to help celebrate International Women’s Day 2016.

All proceeds from the charity fund-raiser will go to Bear Cottage, which provides support, respite and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Hosted by the Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay AM, the Manly Council International Women’s Day charity event will be held from 7.00am to 9.00am on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at Manly Golf Club function rooms, 38-40 Balgowlah Road, Manly.

“Putting women and women’s rights to equality on the global agenda is the moving force behind International Women’s Day”, said Mayor Hay.

“Help us celebrate International Women’s Day – and enjoy a delicious breakfast, listen to an address by a special guest speaker, and enter a raffle with great prizes on offer, too!”

Tickets for Manly Council 2016 International Women’s Day Breakfast fundraiser are only $36 (incl. GST).

A donation to ‘Bear Cottage’ is included in the ticket price and a raffle with many exciting prizes will also be on offer. Bookings are essential as limited space is available.

To book your ticket on-line, go to Manly Council’s website

For further information, telephone (02) 9976 1500 or email  

“The first Women's Day was declared on 28 February 1907 when American women, many drawn from the garment industry, organised huge demonstrations and meetings to demand voting rights for women and improved working conditions,” said Mayor Hay.

“So, this celebration - and sharing - has a proud, venerable heritage, and while we have much yet to do to obtain equal justice for women around the world, we can look with great satisfaction on what has been achieved by women since 1907.”

In 1915, International Women's Day was transferred to March 8, and by 1920 it had evolved into an international day of struggle for the full liberation of women, not just a day focusing on industrial issues and the franchise.

Every year since then, International Women's Day has been a day when women from around the world have come together to celebrate our achievements, and plan future actions for women’s rights.

Mayor Jean Hay was herself acknowledged at the third annual NSW Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government, being presented with the award for metropolitan elected representative for her long term contribution to local government and the community through community action and fundraising.

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