Glasgow Fort is proud to support International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate and support women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. Here’s what you can expect from us this #IWD2019.
Is there an inspirational woman in your life who you'd like to say thanks to? We’ll be awarding one awe-inspiring woman flowers, a goody bag and a £100 Glasgow Fort gift card. What's more, we'll also be donating £1000 to a charity chosen by the winner. Don’t think we’ve forgotten about you either - we’ll also reward you with a £50 gift card for nominating! Find out more and enter here.
Special Guests invited for M&S Afternoon Tea
We’ll be inviting some special guests to Glasgow Fort for afternoon tea at the M&S Café to say thank you for their amazing hard work and dedication to their community.
Guests will include Maureen Burke (Labour Councillor), Maureen Ferrie (Director of GESH charity), Martha Pearson from the Women’s Centre, Karen Ciantar from Barnardos, Allison, Manager of M&S and Lorna, Manager of Boots.
You can read more about each woman’s acheivements in our community section by clicking this link.
Greater Easterhouse Supporting Hands (GESH) is a community centre with a difference. GESH is situated in the heart of Easterhouse and offers a positive hub of community, friendship and care to over 600 members, and particularly those with mental and physical disabilities. But GESH really is a community facility for everyone – people around the Greater Easterhouse area use the centre on a weekly basis as a thriving social club and as an entertainment, activity and political venue. GESH plays a central role in the local community: the centre holds bowls, country and western dancing, local councillor surgeries, community council meetings, bingo nights, exercise classes, and numerous activities for disabled people throughout the local area.
BL Sponsors Women’s Centre
The woman’s Centre is used by women resident in the East End of Glasgow it invites women to partake in a wide range of activities and is for women from a range of diverse backgrounds, with many facing personal challenges such as: loneliness, poverty, physical and mental health issues, relationship difficulties, addiction issues, stress or low self-esteem. The centre provides the opportunity for the women to be surrounded by a friendly network of people, which helps each member move forward with their personal issues. It acts as a form of escapism from their daily lives. As well as providing access to course work activity, local women shared their own experiences, This provides each of the women with personal time to strengthen their self-worth, self-esteem & increase confidence levels and socialisation skills. The group activities are relaxed & enjoyable and take place in a safe and secure environment.