To promote International Women’s Day in Lewis and Harris, a free film evening event for women was organised and held on Tuesday 23rd April in An Lanntair from 7pm.
Included in the event was a talk and interactive demonstration from both the local MacMillan Nursing Service and Lewis & Harris Breast Cancer Support Group, as well as local services information stalls, and information about women’s health and cancers.
To create a taste for the event, a poll was held on the ‘HIRS Western Isles’ Facebook page giving women themselves the opportunity to vote for which film they would attend to view. Over 880 people viewed the post and the successful film was voted as Mamma Mia. Members of the public were also able to post questions relating to the event, which included posts on access for those with hearing difficulties.
200 tickets were available to all women over 18 years and were distributed on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to two tickets per person. Such was the demand for the event, that all tickets were acquired before the event took place, with a reserve list for cancellations. For further information please contact Marissa MacLennan, Health Information & Resources Officer.