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Road trip spreads joy for women across country

An Eye-based charity spread a little happiness when it followed the recent Women’s Tour cycle race across the country.

The Blossom Charity followed the race from Suffolk to Wales and delivered free confidence and empowerment workshops for women.

It was the first-ever community partner of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour and followed the cyclists in a van from June 10 to 15.

Bridget McIntyre, Amanda Church, Clare Jackson and Angela Doolin in Wales
Bridget McIntyre, Amanda Church, Clare Jackson and Angela Doolin in Wales

The four-woman team travelled 1,240 miles over six days of the Blossom Road Trip fundraiser, delivering 10 workshops over the six days, during the six stages of the tour.

They trained women in self confidence, making a confident impression through style and setting goals. Hundreds of women across UK took up the offer.

Bridget McIntyre, founder of the Blossom Charity, said: “This was massive road trip for us and we were delighted to be the first ever community partner of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour.

“Every year, we organise a fundraiser to challenge the team and this year the road trip was all about giving back.

“What we do works. We’ve been running our workshops for eight years in East Anglia, helping women be their best, whether that’s by increasing their confidence or developing new skills and we were able to share our programmes with women right across the country.

“The feedback was fantastic and it was encouraging to see so many women being encouraged by the training we gave.”

The charity aims to inspire and increase confidence in women and young people through coaching, mentoring, makeovers and style consultancy.

Bridget added: “We might be a small charity based in the Suffolk countryside, but we have big ambitions.”

The Blossom Charity is the sister organisation to the community interest company, Dream On, which is also based in Eye and works with women in business and individuals to support growth and personal development.

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