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Women’s World — International Celebration In Norley Hall
Monday 21st March, 2005

Women’s World — International Celebration In Norley Hall
Certified Success: Sunflower Café volunteers Susan King and Zamira Duraku show off their awards.

Food fans have brought the world on a plate to Norley Hall as part of a global celebration of womanhood.

Community eaterie The Sunflower Caf recently hosted a Food from around the World event to mark International Women's Day.

On the menu were culinary delights from everywhere from Italy to India and all points in between.

Louise Lawlor, manager of the café within the Norley Hall Avenue community centre, said:

“International Women’s Day is an opportunity for women to meet and discover more about fellow women’s cultures as well as their cooking and eating habits.”

“Healthy eating was a big part of the event and many of the women who took part were pleasantly surprised to find recipes that are healthy, affordable and tastes great!”

But it wasn’t just food that was on the menu because representatives from the Open University were on hand to talk about a range of courses they offer for women including computing, interior design and aromatherapy.

The Sunflower Café is the brainchild of Norley Hall residents and funded through the government’s Single Regeneration Budget (SRB6 One Stop for Regeneration). It opened in November and has been serving up a healthy dose of good food to eager locals ever since.

The women’s day celebrations were also a chance to toast the achievements of two women close to home — Sunflower Café volunteers Susan King and Zamira Duraku.

Both women have received National Open College Network certificates for Promoting Health Action.

The Sunflower Café opens every Monday and Wednesday from 11.30am until 2.30pm. Adults can enjoy good food and a chat while the kids have fun at the community centre’s adventure playground.

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