In a week when Red Funnel has taken on its first female captain and Gioia Minghella has been appointed the Island’s High Sheriff, the Inspiring Women Facebook group is issuing an open invitation to women and women’s groups to take part in the group’s second anniversary photo shoot later this month.

The Facebook group was set up to give women on the Isle of Wight a voice and now has almost 2,000 followers. There is an ‘Inspiring Women’s Hour’ on Vectis Radio on Thursday afternoons and the group promotes all community and charity events that are female-related, but not businesses.

Group founders Caroline Diamond and Barbara Jane Mackie say:

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“We would like to invite all women along to Appley, many do not see themselves as ‘inspiring’! The group is about inspiring others to have confidence and be your authentic selves. It is certainly not ‘anti men’.

“It would be great to see WI groups represented as well as Townswomen’s Guilds and choirs. Last year we were delighted to have Green MP, Caroline Lucas in attendance”.

The shoot, accompanied by coffee, will take place at Appley Beach, Ryde from 11:00 on Saturday 28th April.

For more information call 01983 718340 or email [email protected].

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