Inspiring International Women's Day Derby Festival

by IWD Derby in Derby, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th March 2019 we successfully raised £435 with 9 supporters in 27 days

Help us boost wellbeing, equality & difference-making at International Women's Day Derby 2019, bringing communities together for social good

by IWD Derby in Derby, England, United Kingdom

Derby has a HERstory of celebrating International Women's Day going back over 100 years to the Suffragettes in our city. Volunteers work hard to deliver this annual heritage event to benefit the community and we need your support to keep the tradition alive! 

This annual community festival makes a real difference in Derby. Visitors report benefits to their health and wellbeing, confidence, sense of empowerment and liberation; the event has inspired women and girls into new hobbies, sports, careers and activism, connected people with vital local support groups and charities as well as reducing loneliness by bringing communities together, celebrating diversity and broadening horizons. This year's festival takes place on Saturday 9th March 12pm-4pm at Derby Arboretum followed by a women's rights march into the city centre and onwards to an after-party from 5pm-11pm at Derby West Indian Community Centre with a mini 'night market' and She Speaks UK hosting powerful poetry and performances.  

Can you make a pledge to help us make more people feel like this? 

“Inspiring and motivational”
“This event had a brilliant effect on my mental health - I left feeling happier and more energetic than I had in a long time. It brought to my awareness just how many creative, inspiring, supportive women there are in my area and it was important for us all to come together to build our community”

"A fantastic event – smiling faces and food for the heart, mind and soul"

“I felt uplifted by the day. It was an incredible celebration and reminder of the women who fought for the rights we enjoy today. I feel inspired to do more to support campaigns for women and girls worldwide”
“This event was SO important in not only celebrating inspiring women, but to highlight how important it is to make a noise about issues women are STILL facing”

“Buzzing, diverse, important”
“My daughter who is 3 found the confidence to sing on the stage by herself. I want her to keep hold of that confidence by celebrating women's achievements”
“I used to look up to pop stars but now I think my mum is actually really inspiring”
“It inspired my daughters about their careers, choices and gave them a chance to see what other women of the world experience”
“It was great to see the variety of info and activities available, especially the boxing and football where female participation is not really covered as much in the media as their male counterparts. I come every year and always go away feeling positive about the future, but also aware of the ongoing challenges that women and girls face”

“This event helped me to kick-start a project, painting female heroes and role models”

“Absolutely amazing for all genders and ages!”

“Relaxing, bright, cheerful”

"Fantastic atmosphere!"

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward: I have to praise you

A gift to a sister to say thanks for your pledge, at the IWD Festival on 9th March come on over to say hello to one of our volunteers in the purple t-shirts and they will gift you at least three things to love about yourself and it will be a lovely feel-good moment. (In truth we'd do this for anyone, but if you pledge support too you will also get that extra warm fuzzy feeling inside!)

£50 or more

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£50 Reward: Feel the buzz

Sister, you and a friend or relative get to join our MC & IWD Team on-stage at the IWD Festival just before 12pm on 9th March for the countdown to open the festival and feel the buzz! Our team will make you feel awesome. It's what we do. It's our super-power.

£75 or more

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£75 Reward: Extra feel-good factor

Sister, experience IWD Derby on 9th March 2019 with some added extras and feel the extra special energy! Pop by the IWD stall by the stage to collect your treat, join the IWD countdown just before 12pm on-stage - feel the buzz! And enjoy front row reserved seats for you and a friend or relative at the daytime festival and after party! Read more info about the big day at: https://womensdayderby.wordpress.com/iwd-event-details

£100 or more

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£100 Reward: Sisters Day Out

Experience IWD Derby on 9th March 2019 with added extras and feel the extra special energy! Pop by the IWD stall by the stage to collect your treat, join the IWD countdown just before 12pm on-stage - feel the buzz! And enjoy front row reserved seats for you and 3 friends or relatives at the daytime festival and after party! Read more info about the big day at: https://womensdayderby.wordpress.com/iwd-event-details

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£200 Reward: Your Own Sisterhood Party

This reward is open to women's groups in the Derbyshire area; we will arrange to bring a special Sisterhood Party to your group (up to 20 women) with homemade foods, feel-good games, inspiring activities and uplifting vibes!


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