Join us on Thursday 11 October at Hobbs York to celebrate women, locally and globally, hear about the work International Service does in promoting women and girls’ rights in developing communities in sub-Saharan Africa, and generally have a good time!

The event

Doors will open at 6pm for networking and browsing the Hobbs autumn collection, with complimentary prosecco and exquisite nibbles courtesy of Jamie's Italian!

Every guest will receive a goodie bag with samples and a 15% discount for Neil's Yard.

And on top of this, you'll receive a 20% discount on any Hobbs purchases made that evening. What great perks!

At 6.45pm, we’ll kick off with a light-hearted quiz about international development, including a fashion round with a twist… So bring your thinking caps and quiz team name ideas, as we’ll be awarding an extra prize to the best quiz name pun!

After this, we’ll have a short presentation about International Service and our work with women, particularly entrepreneurs working in textiles and fashion. And then we'll share a little bit about our latest project working with 13-15 year-old out-of-school girls in Ghana, supporting them to develop vocational skills such as tailoring, or enabling them to re-enter education.

Lastly, there will be a raffle with a £100 giftcard for Hobbs up for grabs, as well as some other delectable prizes, and with only 30-40 attendees the odds of winning make it worth digging deep for! All proceeds from the raffle will go towards International Service’s work in developing communities.


This is an exclusive, free event, so it will be invitation-only. But we’ve decided it would be a great opportunity to invite a friend: so please bring along another York-based woman to enjoy the evening. And given that the prosecco is complimentary, we suggest leaving the car at home…

Please RSVP by Friday 5 October so we know how many ladies to expect on the night.

Booking for this event has now closed.