As today is International Women's Day - I thought I would bring your attention to an event that is taking place to help raise money for a group of women that I regard most highly - The Women's Land Army.
IWD is many things, to many women. For me it is not only about the ongoing struggle around the globe for female rights - but also a celebration of our achievements - present and past. The WLA suffered not only back breaking work on one of the lowest pays during WW2, discrimination from other war workers for not being a regimented unit, but were not officially recognised as a contributing factor to the final outcome of the conflict until 2007.
Their achievements during not one, but two World Wars, in my eyes, needs to be celebrated and commemorated. I firmly believe that had it not been for these 40,000+ women, the UK may very well have ground to a halt through ill health and hunger. They enabled the populous to keep moving, harvesting the wheat for bread, the potatoes for energy, the milk for teeth and bones.
With the sale of Susan Crawford's amazing Pullover Pattern as well as many other vintage events and money drives, the WLA Tribute is steadily, but surely, reaching it's fund raising goal. One event that is sure to boost the total is the upcoming Pitch in for Victory 1 day spectacular. The brain child of Sharon of Always Red Events and Lisa a la Lotty Blue, it is set to be a day on Staffordshire County Show Ground like no other.
Tickets are soon to be available for the event, which is being held on the 18th May 2013, with a vintage fair, cocktails, tea rooms (and cake!) and a beauty salon. Not enough for you? There is also evening entertainments from Lola Lamour, String of Pearls and Laura Bill. I, for one, cannot wait.
For ticket information please see Always Red Events. You can also follow updates via twitter (@PitchIn4Victory) and also on good old FaceBook.
If you would like to help promote this charity event, then please do not hesitate to give me a shout for a press release.
Similarly, if you would like to donate something to the raffle (there are some right tasty bits already secured - I might have to buy a whole book of tickets!) then that would be so very, very appreciated and I shall personally love you forever.
I will most certainly be there (with The Beard in tow - perhaps in a fetching flat cap and neckerchief) and shall be doing plenty o' sun dances. Because wouldn't it be nice to have something that is not washed out this year?
That said, wellies and a headscarf would be in keeping.