Rochdale Women Welfare Association is committed to protecting the individual rights and dignity of all individuals within the community and promoting equality of opportunity for all. We actively celebrate diversity and work towards an inclusive society for all.
As part of our work at the centre we are always happy to form partnerships with other agencies. Over several weeks, the women worked on creating a flag which represents the diversity of Rochdale and goes towards Building a Stronger Britain Together.
Rochdale Connections Trust were funded by the Home Office to deliver a project which included the production of the flag. There are approximately people from 47 different nationalities living in Rochdale but space on the flag prevented us from including all the different countries.
The women attending the project thoroughly enjoyed it and as always, we hear the common theme from our women that it gets them out of their homes to make new friends and to meet up with the old ones, as well as empowering the women with more knowledge of the community around them.
We were honoured to have the Mayor of Rochdale, Cllr Billy Sheerin, Lady Mayoress of Rochdale, Mrs Lynn Sheerin and Cllr Janet Emsley, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Community and Culture, visit the centre. All three dignitaries enjoyed speaking with the staff and women who were part of the project and the Mayor gave a short speech to thank the women for their great work.
Thank you to everyone for attending our event on the 24th September and thank you to everyone who was involved.