Kind hearted residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Bromsgrove have been busy mixing, baking and icing to support a local women’s refuge.
The team and residents at Breme Care Home in Bromsgrove wanted to do something to help local women, so on Tuesday (8 March), which was International Women’s Day 2016, they held a bake sale to raise much-needed funds for The Women’s Refuge.
To mark the fact that it was International Women’s Day, after a busy baking session the residents relaxed with some popcorn and hot chocolate in front of film Suffragette, about the women’s suffragette movement.
Activities leader Helen Barron said: “It was an excellent day enjoyed by our male and female residents. There were lots of discussions about how women’s roles have changed over the years.
“One resident remembers her mother saying that women should be able to vote, while another talked about how it became more acceptable for women to wear trousers rather than dresses and skirts which was a big thing. I didn’t realise this is where the comment ‘who where’s the trousers’ came from.”
The proceeds from the day are still being counted but will be used to buy toiletry sets for women who flee their homes to go to the refuge.
International Women’s Day is a day where people across the globe unite to celebrate women’s achievements, highlight issues that affect them and call for gender equality.