About 120 women attended a day that focused on women's health, held in the York town hall on March 8.

The day was organised by the York Community Resource Centre Inc in partnership with the York, Avon and Central Wheatbelt Health Services and was the CRC’s first big event.

Fittingly, it was held on International Women’s Day. Ladies of all ages listened to inspiring guest speakers, browsed stalls and took the opportunity to discuss health matters with local health professionals. The local CWA ladies worked tirelessly to provide food for the event and the day had a happy and friendly atmosphere.

Wheatbelt Women's Health Hub Inc attended to promote their group. Spokesperson, Julie Ashworth, said,  "We were thrilled with how the day went. Lots of women came to chat with us and collected information.  It was great to be among women who support and strengthen each other, at an event that was well organised and professionally run. A highlight was listening to Estelle Blackburn's story which was both remarkable and inspiring," she said.

Thanks to a new partnership with TR Homes, the CRC presented the Wheatbelt Women’s Health Hub with a $500 donation to help with the Hub’s future growth.

A spokesperson said the CRC was proud to promote women’s health and empower women in their community. She thanked everyone involved in the day, particularly the sponsors which included  the Department of Regional Development and Lands through Royalties for Regions and the Water Corporation.

TOP: Local St John Ambulance volunteer, Sue Flynn, talks to the women about her life and the importance of connection within community. BELOW: lots of interest shown by women at the stalls.