Comic Relief and Sport Relief fund many projects both in the UK and abroad that supports women. With International Womens Day on Saturday 8th March, we would like you to join in in celebrating women and join us in sharing with your readers an inspiring woman, a woman who has inspired you – maybe it’s your mother, daughter, a friend, a teacher, someone in the media, an historic figure, the possibilities are endless.
We’d like to invite you to join us by posting a photo or image of a woman who’s inspired you along a with a few lines on how and why. If you would like to link back here, so enable readers to discover other women who have inspired that would be lovely, but if you would rather not, that’s totally cool.
We first met Davina when we traveled to Ghana with Comic Relief this time last year and from the off her commitment to the charity shone through, along with her passion for women helping women. Having recently undertaken the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point, a grueling week that saw her run, swim and cycle over 500 miles from London to Edinburgh.
Tanya on why Davina inspires her:
I have made no secret of my love of Davina, in fact my husband had a t-shirt made for me that said just that . But why do I find her inspirational? Well not only is she a hands on mum, loving wife, fitness guru and charity campaigner but Davina is a fierce supporter of women. Particularly women and girls in Africa where she has been visiting with Comic Relief for over 15 years. The money she has helped raise over that time will change lives. Forever. And what could possibly be more inspirational than that?
Penny on why Davina inspires here:
In Ghana Davina talked about the power of women when they get together to help each other. Over the last year I’ve seen that in my personal and professional life like never before. I’ve worked with women to change the world and been carried by other women when times got tough. I climbed Snowdon last year with incredible women (and men) and cycled 30 miles this year with amazing women (who changed 8 punctures). I have seen first hand what Davina meant.