MORE than 25 Westbourne businesswomen got together to host an open day for women in business.
The event, called ‘Keeping it Local’, was to promote local businesses and raise money for Westbourne Primary School.
The Westbourne Women in Business group held the event in the parish hall on Saturday, July 6.
The day included cakes, tea and a raffle, as well as women showcasing a wide range of businesses.
Westbourne Women in Business founders Emma Weatherstone and Nicola Prichard said: “This was the first event of its kind we’ve held, and it was brilliant that so many people turned up to support their local businesses.
“All the exhibitors really enjoyed themselves and felt really proud to be part of such a great day.
“It is really important we let our community know what we do, as the businesses in our village are so diverse and it is very inspiring.
“This open day is the first of many and it is really important to us that we support charities and give something back to our community.”
A grand total of £455 was raised for Westbourne Primary School PTA and the group would like to thank the community for all their support.
Westbourne Women in Business is a not-for-profit organisation for self-employed female business owners in Westbourne and the surrounding area.
Membership is free and the group meets in The White Horse on the last Friday of every month at 10am.
The next meeting is Friday, September 27.
Visit www.westbournewomeninbusiness.co.uk for more details.