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Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day

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Women’s Fund for NI Golf Day

31 Aug 2018

The Women’s Fund for Northern Ireland is encouraging people to take part in its Golf Day on 21st September to help it continue its work supporting women across NI.

The event which is being held at Bangor Golf Club to fund raise for the cause will include the green fee, a goodie bag, coffee on arrival and an evening meal in Bangor Golf Club. Tee will be available from 12 noon and there will be a great array of raffle prizes to be won.

By providing small bursaries to individuals, the Fund is helping women from across Northern Ireland to overcome barriers preventing them from fulfilling their potential. Those benefiting from the fund include Shauna, who overcame adversity to train as a barber.

Shauna struggled in a formal classroom situation in her early years and this resulted in her achieving poor qualifications. As a result she suffered from low self esteem, no self confidence and it led to low paying and poor quality jobs. She suffered from depression which worsened after the death of her mother. She has since sought professional help and wants to get her life back on track. She has always been interested in barbering but was unable to afford the essential skills qualification.

The Women’s Fund has enabled Shauna to enrol on the course for barbering and has also provided her with the tools that she will need in her work. She hopes that in achieving the qualification, it will help her become a positive role model for her family and become financially independent which will build her self-esteem and self-worth.

If you would like to support the fund by attending the Golf Day you can reserve your place by contacting Joan Smyth (joanrsmyth@btinternet.com), Chair of the Women’s Fund who will be able to assist with registration.

To find out more about the work of the Women’s fund, please click here

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