THE International Women's Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.

And women in Lochgelly plan to be very much involved in the event.

Gender balance is not just a women's issue, it's everyone’s issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage, gender balanced pay...

Community Education Worker Lorraine Mullen said: "The women of Lochgelly decided this was most definitely something they wanted to celebrate and bring to the minds of women locally. To this end they are hosting an afternoon tea to celebrate International Women’s day 2019.

"2019 also coincides with Lochgelly’s very own Jennie Lee and her drive and determination to establish a mechanism for learning that could promote greater equality of opportunity and social mobility.

"It is 50 years since the Open University received its Royal Charter and to know that a woman from Lochgelly was the driving force behind what is now the largest Academic Institution in Britain and one of the world’s largest universities is something that everyone feels is worth celebrating".

If you would like to join them for an afternoon of tea, cakes, sausage rolls, sandwiches and handmade tablet, then join in on Saturday March 9 as they encourage women from all over to come together and celebrate International Women’s Day in a fun yet informative way.

Tickets are £1 and available from Lochgelly Centre box office

If you are interested finding out more about Adult Learning opportunities in Lochgelly please contact: Lorraine Mullen, at Lochgelly Centre. Tel: 01592 583471 or email