Girls get to SHINE at empowering Ely event

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Girlpower will take Ely by storm next month as the city celebrates its annual SHINE event.

Aimed at building courage, confidence and character, SHINE aspires to empower girls in years seven to nine from across East Anglia, exploring ways of overcoming obstacles through a range of activities.

Main organiser Rachael Heffer, says: “The Shine Girls Day just gets better every year.

“Now in our seventh year of Shine, the Shine team of 25 plus female helpers all love welcoming the girls from all over the region and, through the wide range of themed talks, pampering, and activities, we really hope it’ll be the best Saturday of their year!”

This year’s theme is “Us Girls Can” – shattering the glass ceiling that many girls may encounter, tackling issues around self-esteem and empowering girls to reach for their dreams.

Rachael says: “We will explore the themes of courage, character, confidence, trust, and how the girls can overcome the challenges that come their way.

“It’s all set to be another very encouraging and fun day.”

Participants will get to choose from a host of activities, such as taking part in a gospel choir and vocal workshop, burning off energy at a boot camp, exploring their creative skills in card making and cake decorating workshops, or joining a performance and drama workshop.

SHINE will take place at the The Countess Free Church, Chapel Street, Ely, from 10am to 4pm on March 18.

Admission for the day, including lunch and refreshments, is £12 per child.

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