WINSFORD held its own International Women’s Day Winsford celebration.

Organised by women’s health and wellbeing charity Motherwell Cheshire, the event brought the town’s community together at Winsford Lifestyle Centre.

To open the event, the charity’s founder Kate Blakemore was joined by Lady Alexis Redmond MBE, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, and her husband Sir Phil Redmond, creator of TV hits such as Grange Hill and Hollyoaks.

Kate said: “We were delighted to see so many at the Lifestyle Centre on Saturday.

“Our aim is to provide an informative, entertaining, inclusive and relaxing event where women are celebrated and congratulated for their contribution to our community, our economy and to each other.

“Once again Winsford didn’t let us down.

"It was a pleasure to welcome so many women-centred charities, local businesses, town councillors, police and our special guests Lady Alexis Redmond and Sir Phil who were so generous with their time.”

Northwich Guardian: Motherwell Cheshire founder Kate Blakemore Motherwell Cheshire founder Kate Blakemore (Image: Supplied)

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day Winsford, held on March 16, was ‘Women of Words’.

With that in mind, guests enjoyed contemporary poetry and piano performances by the Cheshire duo Fall in Green and had the chance to meet author Maggie Shaw, known for her bestseller The Teddies of Rosehill Cottage.

There was also entertainment in the form of a Michael Jackson tribute act, performances by This Girl Can Fitness and Fallen Angels Dance, and a saxophone recital by actor Roy Brandon.

Northwich Guardian: Poetry performers, Fall in GreenPoetry performers, Fall in Green (Image: Supplied)

Meanwhile, Winsford Town Council spread the word about the White Ribbon campaign to end violence against women while various charities set up stalls to share information.

Among those in attendance were Winsford Churches Together, Cheshire Inspirers, Parkinson’s UK and Motherwell Cheshire.

Motherwell Cheshire supports women suffering baby bereavement and others going through menopause.

As part of this work the charity runs menopause cafes at Brio centres, holds Womankind coffee get-togethers at Winsford Library and hosts various crafting groups.