Saturday 28th August 2010 - What a day to remember !!
The rain fell but our spirits weren't dampened when the WomenMATTA Team and the Pankhurst Centre entered a float in the Manchester Pride Parade. The concept of the float was that we created a garden where women can put down roots, grow and flourish - much in the way that the Pankhurst Centre operates by providing a safe women only space where women can feel safe and free to learn, socialise and address any issues they may be facing. Staff, volunteers and service users designed and created an array of dazzling costumes and a fantastic float showcasing their amazing talents. There were thistles, roses, lilies, daisies and many many more.
We all had a brilliant day which we had been working towards for the previous twelve weeks.
Read on and you can find out how we got there.........................
What We Do:
WomenMATTA provide an intensive, holistic support service to women at risk of offending, women at risk of receiving custodial sentences and women who are released from custody after serving a sentence of less than 6 months.
We run a free drop in every Friday 1-4 where we provide a hot lunch, practical support (eg help with housing, benefits etc) and run a different activity each week. This is open to all women (18+) whether or not they are in the criminal justice system. The drop in is held at the Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13 9WP (in the MRI complex).
For more information please contact us on 0161 832 6544.
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