A COMMUNITY gathered together as part of International Women’s Day festivities in Sunderland.
Scores of families went along to Thorney Close Action and Enterprise Centre on Saturday, with a number of fun activities taking place.
MP for Houghton and Sunderland South Bridget Phillipson made a visit to the event, which was also attended by Sandhill ward councillors Dave Allan and Mary Turton.
Event organiser Melanie Williams, who also works with Wearside Women in Need, said: “We’ve had about 130 people through the doors in the first few hours so we’re expecting more during the day.”
Those who turned up got involved in Zumba sessions, arts and crafts fun and had pamper treatments, courtesy of Shapers Beauty Salon owner Stephanie Laws.