FORMER Cheshire High Sheriff Alexis Redmond MBE is to become  the new patron of Women's Day celebrations in Winsford.

The charity Motherwell will have key note speakers and workshops at Warrington Vale Royal Winsford Campus on Saturday, March 7.

Founder and chief executive officer Kate Blakemore said: "It is a great privilege to have Alexis as our Women’s Day patron,

"Our Women’s Day celebrations are all about celebrating and inspiring local women and girls.

"Alexis was a natural choice with her local links to the Cheshire community and her obvious enthusiasm for our celebrations which aligned so well with her chosen theme for her year as High Sheriff.

"With her background in the television industry, culture and the arts, she firmly believes that events like ours contribute significantly to the health and wellbeing of all those involved.

"We look forward to working with Alexis and seeing the days growing and developing over the years.”

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Alexis said: "The work Motherwell does to help protect the health and wellbeing of mums, family and community is so important, and to do it through these great fun events is inspiring.

"I look forward to supporting the Women’s Day celebrations and the clear stated aims of Motherwell and I encourage people to come."

The events are free to attend and open to all the family.

To find out more about the Women’s Day event email or call 01606 557666.